COMING FEBRUARY 2022
The remarkable, little-known story of two trailblazing women in the Early Middle Ages who wielded immense power, only to be vilified for daring to rule.
“A brilliant reconstruction of our long-suppressed past, with all its murder and intrigue, loyalty and courage, The Dark Queens is unforgettable.”
—NANCY MARIE BROWN, author of THE REAL VALKYRIE
"On the one hand, a story of scheming and savagery to make Game of Thrones look tame — on the other, a genuinely important exploration of the relationship between two powerful women, written with zest and verve."
— SARAH GRISTWOOD, author of THE TUDORS IN LOVE
"A surprising and thoroughly riveting take on the under-explored lives of fascinating female figures of the past."
— EMILY MIDORIKAWA, author of OUT OF THE SHADOWS: SIX VISIONARY VICTORIAN WOMEN IN SEARCH OF A PUBLIC VOICE
“These dark queens were undaunted survivors who still whisper powerful advice... Shelley Puhak has rescued forgotten biographies we should not forget.”
— KARA COONEY, author of WHEN WOMEN RULED THE WORLD