Oswald, exiled son of King Aethelfrith of Northumbria, would rather join the church that become king. But when his half brother is killed, Oswald reluctantly takes up his father's claim of the throne. Together with his brother, Oswiu, and his raven, Bran, Oswald becomes high king of England. Life changes and the wheel of fortunes turn.
This book starts begins with a slower pace and then grabs you. Oswald's claim to the throne seems frail at best, but he proves himself. The interactions between siblings is so touching, but true. I really enjoyed this book!
Thanks to the publisher for a review copy.