England, 1161: Ellen, a blacksmith’s daughter, wants to become a swordsmith, but for a girl, this male profession is unimaginable. Forced to run away from home, she disguises herself as a boy and has the opportunity to accompany a famous swordsmith to Normandy, where the sons of the greatest barons are trained to be knights. Under the assumed identity of Alan, she learns the trade and becomes familiar with court life. When she falls in love with Guillaume, a young noble man, she can’t divulge her secret for fear it will endanger her dream of fame and recognition.
Across countries and time, Ellen struggles to achieve her dream and find her place, always in fear that Thibault, an evil knight who tracks her every move, waits around the corner. Full of tension, intrigue, and treachery, The Copper Sign is a passionate tour de force that will leave you breathlessly awaiting book two.
We've sent an email with your order details. Order ID #:
To access this title, visit your library in the app or on the desktop website.
Glad I stuck with it!
good Norman French accent! I also like the way she expressed her passions and emotions, although perhaps it was a little overdone at times.
it would depend if they overdo the sexual content. If they emphasize what the story emphasizes, yes
3.5 stars. Some inappropriate content--but this is not a trashy novel! I'm glad I stuck with it. Our heroine goes through many great struggles and some of them really are accurate portrayals of some of the things in the 11th century life. Some are not.But I learned a lot about the making of swords, scabbard's, hilts, etc. and this book certainly brings you in touch with struggles that a woman would go through and has lots of diabolical intrigue. It was refreshing, though, that the book was not overly dark but had places of good friendship and contentment.Our heroine is not an island unto herself but is someone who draws people of integrity together. and I really like the way she learns what kind of man she wants to be with. There is forgiveness and redemption for many characters. There are also some fairly good action sequences.I listened to the book with someone that could do a fairly good Norman accent which helped.