I received a copy of OSWIU: KING OF KINGS by Edoardo Albert from Lion Fiction via Kregel in exchange for an honest review. It is part of the Northumbrian Thrones series. This is one of my favorite book serials, as it involves historical fiction, one of my dirty pleasures. Okay, its not dirty, unless you take into consideration the gritty rawness of the past. The setting is so descriptive, you feel as if you are there. You must keep glancing up from the pages to ground yourself.
OSWIU isn’t afraid to delve into survival and politics. In this book, Oswiu is fighting against Penda, King of Mercia. While it is beneficial to have read the first two books, you don’t need to in order to enjoy this installment. There is a quick recap to catch you up to speed. It had been a while since I read them, so I found that beneficial.
While I did love this book, I would have liked to know more about Oswiu apart from his fight against Penda. I realize this isn’t a biography, though. I ended up doing my own research on him after completing the novel.
Bravo to the author for writing such stellar science fiction.