Frid Ingulstad is a Norwegian novelist, born in Oslo on the 4th of September 1935. She wrote her first novel at the age of 29, and has since gone on to write more than 200 novels, including series such as Kongsdøtrene, Ildkorset, Ingebjørg Olavsdatter and Sønnavind. As of 2006, she had sold 420,000 books in Norway, making her the biggest selling author in the country. She loves to read and write fairy tales, and enjoys telling them to her grandchildren.
Viking Queens IV: Ingerid
With the hand of a master wordsmith, Frid Ingulstad guides the reader nearly a thousand years into the past. Where the sources are silent, she calls on her imagination to fill the gaps, with ideas both realistic and plausible. Much has changed since the time when the daughters of kings lived, loved, and suffered ? both in terms of the law, views on human dignity, and in the everyday lives of women everywhere. But, people remain the same, ruled by passions and urges, love and hatred.
Oslo Royal Court, Fall of 1069.
Brigida arrived in Norway with king Olaf Haraldsson as his concubine. Olaf is now resolving to marry Ingerid, Danish crown princess, to secure peace through the marriage. Ingerid, accustomed to men?s desirous stares, doesn?t understand why Olaf draws away from her. Unhappy, she decides to win his love, however, she doesn?t know anything about her dangerous rival. Meanwhile, Brigida is prepared to ask evil powers for help, just so Ingerid doesn?t bear the king a rightful son?
Originally published in Norwegian by the Cappelen Damm Agency as Ingerid (Kongsdotrene #4). Translated to English and republished here with permission of both author and original publisher.Buy on Amazon Buy on Barnes & Noble Buy on Apple