Welcome to the OFFICIAL 'About The Author' page of:
Mary Ann Bernal
Historical fiction author, Mary Ann Bernal, fell in love with medieval England after reading Sir Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe. Then came the great Hollywood epics such as Knights of the Round Table, Prince Valiant, The Black Shield of Falworth and The Vikings, to name a few. Add to the mix Camelot, and an incurable romantic Anglophile was born!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mary Ann Bernal, author of The Briton and the Dane novels and the Scribbler Tales series, is an avid history buff, focusing on the Dark Ages. She is also a passionate supporter of the U.S. military, having been involved with letter writing campaigns and other support programs since Operation Desert Storm.
All of Mary Ann’s novels and short story collections are dedicated to fallen military heroes who gave their lives defending our freedom. A prolific writer originally hailing from New York, Mary Ann now resides in Omaha and has traveled for pleasure and research to the United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy and Greece.
Two years have passed since Alfred the Great successfully defeated Guthrum, King of the Vikings. The fair land of England is at peace. That is, until the harmony is threatened by Guthrum’s angry, vengeful, illegitimate son, Rigr, who is hell-bent on usurping his father’s throne. Rigr demands his Birthright – an acknowledgement that he is the sole heir to the Danelaw, but his father refuses his claim. Rigr assembles his army; a motley, but formidable, cohort of disenchanted warriors. Fearsome Guthrum, ruler of everything from Kent to Northumbria, is made aware of the threat and conjures his forces, meeting the rebellious host on the field at Thetford. Thousands upon thousands of bloodthirsty warriors confront each other on the sunlit, windless plains of East Anglia. The victors will rewrite the course of history, and the fate of England is in the hands of the gods of war.
Written by an author with a great love and understanding of the period she writes about. The characters are well drawn and the plot unfolds very well and holds the interest throughout. If you love historic novels you will enjoy this very much.
After reading The Briton and the Dane I quickly downloaded Mary Ann Bernal's second of the series, Birthright, and caught up with the story. With so many different plots and characters it took my serious attention while reading .. And I do so love a book that keeps my attention. I especially liked the cover. It Led me to think the book would be exciting .. it was!