Friday 7 June 2024

1066: While England reels, a young woman reaches for her destiny.

The Rise of Synne 
(Destiny's Embrace Book 1) 
By LP O'Bryan

Publication Date: 17th March 2024
Publisher: Independently Published
Page Length: 446 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction

1066: While England reels, a young woman reaches for her destiny.

In the chaotic aftermath of the Battle of Hastings, Synne, an orphan healer, chooses a dangerous path. She has royal blood in her veins, but can she survive long enough to even rescue her sisters?

Soon she becomes entangled with Magnus, the disturbingly arrogant son of the fallen King Harold. He offers her a dangerous mission.

Driven by a fiery determination to rescue her sisters from slavers, Synne agrees and becomes a spy in the enemy's camp. Her inherited seer's gift lies untapped, a powerful force waiting to be unleashed.

Captured by the man destined to be King of England, William the Conqueror, Synne finds herself before the assembled nobility at William's coronation feast, branded a traitor.

In a world where alliances are shifting sands, Synne must fight for her life. But why does her accuser want her dead, and what has her involvement with Magnus got to do with it?

Dive into a rich saga where history and destiny collide.

Pick up your copy of
The Rise of Synne 

LP O'Bryan

I spent over 2 years researching this series, including a week at Christ Church College, Oxford, to ensure I understood as much as I can about the period described in these novels. That was a time of real change, like what we are living through today. I live to write and I appreciate all feedback and reviews. They will help as I expand the series beyond what you see here.

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  1. I have this book on my Kindle. I am really looking forward to reading it.

  2. Thank you for bringing this book to my attention. It sounds like a really good read.

  3. I am about 3/4 of the way through The Rise of Synne and it is gripping so say the least.

    1. I am so glad you are enjoying The Rise of Synne.


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