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Friday, July 11, 2014

Friday 56 #29


This is a fun meme to do hosted by Freda's Voice If you'd like to join on the fun go to The Friday 56 

 *Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Link it
Anvil of God (The Carolingian Chronicles, #1)
It is 741. After subduing the pagan religions in the east, halting the march of Islam in the west, and conquering the continent for the Merovingian kings, mayor of the palace Charles the Hammer has one final ambition-the throne. Only one thing stands in his way-he is dying.

Charles cobbles together a plan to divide the kingdom among his three sons, betroth his daughter to a Lombard prince to secure his southern border, and keep the Church unified behind them through his friend Bishop Boniface. Despite his best efforts, the only thing to reign after Charles's death is chaos. His daughter has no intention of marrying anyone, let alone a Lombard prince. His two eldest sons question the rights of their younger pagan stepbrother, and the Church demands a steep price for their support. Son battles son, Christianity battles paganism, and Charles's daughter flees his court for an enemy's love.

Based on a true story, Anvil of God is a whirlwind of love, honor, sacrifice, and betrayal that follows a bereaved family's relentless quest for power and destiny.
Summary & Cover taken from
Length: 440 pages (Paperback)
Publication Date: July 26th 2013 by
My 56:
Gripho knelt before Charles and, looking up smiled at their father. When Charles smiled back, Pippin's stomach clenched, and he began to sweat. Charles did not smile at his sons. He demanded of them. This was not the father he knew.
Looking around the room, Pippin realized his world had changed.
What's your 56?


  1. Curious 56, but I am loving that cover!!

    Happy weekend!

  2. I love books that are based on true events, so I'm sure I'd enjoy this one.
    Here's the link to my Friday post: WHAT MATTERS MOST.

  3. This sounds like it has serious potential. I like that it's based on true events and the excerpt is definitely attention grabbing. Thanks for sharing! I never would've looked at this one just based off the cover and title.

  4. "Sebastian. So this was what her brother looked like. Really (italicized) liked like, alive and moving and animated. A paper face, all angles and makes, tall and slim in black gear. His hair was silvery white, not dark as it had been when she had first seen him, due to match the color of the real Sebastian Verlac's."
    - City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

  5. Oh my, I'm curious about what's happening. It sounds positively intriguing!


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