Historical Fiction Author Mary Ann Bernal Book Launch of the Second Installment of The Briton and the Dane Trilogy

The journey continues in Anglo-Saxon Britannia where a new Viking menace threatens an uneasy peace in the second installment of The Briton and the Dane novels.

Omaha, NE, June 25, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Historical Fiction author, Mary Ann Bernal's greatly anticipated sequel to The Briton and the Dane is now available in both print and electronic format, in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe. The Briton and the Dane: Birthright is the second book in the historical fiction trilogy, and was published in association with The Literary Underground.

The Briton and the Dane: Birthright is an action-packed adventure, sprinkled with a dash of romance, where deception, treachery and betrayal impacts not only the reign of Alfred the Great but also the lives of Lord Richard and his family, in the ongoing struggle to keep the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Wessex free from Viking rule.

Bernal became interested in the genre and fell in love with medieval England after having read Sir Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe. Then along came the great Hollywood epics such as Knights of the Round Table, Prince Valiant, The Black Shield of Falworth, and The Vikings, to name a few; add to the mix Camelot and an incurable romantic Anglophile was born.

Raised in Yonkers, New York, Bernal moved to Omaha, Nebraska in 2004 to be near her son and his family. She has traveled to the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Italy, both for pleasure and research. Her third novel, The Briton and the Dane: Legacy is due for release in 2012.

Available worldwide, The Briton and the Dane: Birthright can be found on-line at Amazon and Barnes and Noble, and can be ordered through any independent bookseller. Links can be found through The Literary Underground at http://www.litunderground.com.

For more information on Bernal and The Briton and the Dane series, visit http://www.maryannbernal.com.

Mary Ann Bernal