Bringing the past to life, Glynn Holloway knows best how to make someone imagine every scene as if it happened in front of their eyes. With thoughtful attention to detail, 1066: What Fates Impose introduces England during the years 1045, to the dreadful battle of 1066. Many readers have tried to compare it to the famous Game of Thrones. True, the plot is the same and the characters too; there are warriors battling for power, bucket loads of sex, and intriguing battles fought. However, the only difference is that all that Game of Thrones is fiction, while 1066: What Fates Impose, is one hundred percent real.
The documentary-cum-story starts off with the crises England faces. With the preying eyes of every big nation, there is no heir to the throne after King Edward, who has promised he won’t give the nation one. With many suitors to claim his throne after him but only a few who are worthy, England knows the end will be near if they don’t do anything about it soon. Claimants hungry for power and enemy raids on the border; only one man can save the nation from falling – the Earl of Wessex, Harold Godwinson. With all eyes on him and the prayers of the two women in his life, he tries his best to bring stability to a nation on the verge of a bloody war. But his enemies aren’t going to rest either. They will stop at nothing to claim a land with such great potential.
It is in 1066 that the battle begins. The first few days seem that even the heavens are not on his side. Set out to rewrite his fate, will his courageous and intelligent moves save the monarchy, or will he go down as only a name in history?
The readers will have to find out for themselves. All one can say is that the book is painstakingly genius, written superbly and has some thoroughly researched information. It isn’t the kind of book you can read over an evening’s coffee. It is a book that will leave you thinking what went down in those few years and will give you new perspective on how an almost fallen monarchy stood back on its own feet.
History aficionados, you better get your hands on this one ASAP!