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

The journey continues in Anglo-Saxon Britannia where an imminent Danish Viking invasion threatens the Kingdom of Wessex in the third installment of The Briton and the Dane novels.

Omaha, NE, February 18, 2012 --( Historical Fiction author Mary Ann Bernal's greatly anticipated final installment of “The Briton and the Dane” trilogy is now available in both print and electronic format, in the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, and Australia. “The Briton and the Dane: Legacy” is the third book in the historical fiction trilogy and was published in association with The Literary Underground.

“The Briton and the Dane: Legacy” 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 after having read Sir Walter Scott’s “Ivanhoe” while in high school and having spent most Saturdays at the Matinee watching the period blockbusters of the 1950’s and 1960’s come to life on the big screen.

Bernal chose to write about Alfred the Great and King Guthrum because of her fascination with the Dark Ages, which was a time of conflict and change when Christianity was replacing the pagan religion, and the feared Vikings no longer plundered the fertile country of Britannia but remained and settled the land.

When King Alfred defeated King Guthrum in 878, one of the terms for peace was the Christian baptism of the Danish King. Bernal was interested in exploring not only the religious conflict, but also the motivation behind the ruthless pursuit of power as vying chieftains coveted a crown. Add to the mix complicated relationships and illegitimate offspring and you have the makings of a great story.

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, and is planning a trip to Greece in the near future.

Available worldwide, “The Briton and the Dane: Legacy” 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

For more information on Bernal and “The Briton and the Dane” series, visit

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