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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (278 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Katia Fox Narrator: Justine Eyre Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2011 ISBN: 9781455854752
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“A vital, evocative novel with a female protagonist who not only forges swords but also our vision of the middle ages.” – Javier Sierra, author of The Secret Supper and The Lost Angel

England 1161: Ellen, a blacksmith’s daughter, wants to become a swordsmith, but for a girl this profession is unimaginable. Forced to run away from home, she disguises herself as a boy and wins the opportunity to travel with a famous swordsmith to Normandy, where the sons of the greatest barons are trained to be knights.

Under the assumed identity of Alan, Ellen is able to learn the trade and become familiar with court life. But when she falls in love with Guillaume, a brilliant knight, her secret is threatened and Ellen must run for her life. Across countries and time, Ellen struggles to achieve her dream of working as a swordsmith and eventually forging a sword for the king. It is a quest rich in intrigue, betrayal, and treachery. As epic as it is intimate, The Copper Sign is a passionate tour de force that will leave you breathlessly awaiting book two, The Silver Falcon.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandy Keating | 1/22/2014

    " So far, I am really enjoying this book. I started it last night after finishing a really disappointing read, and haven't been able to put it down. Already on Book Two. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 1/17/2014

    " In this books defense - it is a translation. At first I found it really difficult to read. The author gives way to much detail in times when it's not needed and the language is a bit simple. However, after I realized this book was translated into English I began to enjoy it a bit more. The author weaves a good story and the main character is likable. If you skim over some of the long descriptions it helps to make the story more fast paced and interesting. If you want a quick historical fiction read I say give this one a try :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mikig | 1/11/2014

    " Intriguing story premise that was so poorly written and/or translated that it was unreadable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 1/5/2014

    " I'm glad I ignored so many low reviews on this book and read it. We read for bookclub and we all liked it. It was a great read. The story and the characters were likeable. If you are interested in silversmithing at all, the description about how the swords and daggers were forged and how the iron was worked was interesting without it going on and on. It added interest to the story. There were a lot of characters in this book, but the story was easy to follow and quite interesting. I would recommend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather Nemirow | 12/29/2013

    " Quick fun read if you like historical fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia | 12/16/2013

    " Okay, maybe I didn't looove this book but I certainly respect it. The smithing information was detailed... for better or worse. The characters very real and flawed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison | 12/13/2013

    " Very cool! Loved the historical side of things and the story had a great heroine. I always appreciate a strong female character. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jackie | 12/1/2013

    " The book started well and the story line was ok. I was interested but gave up after about half way. The translation was very irritating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Duane Houghton | 11/16/2013

    " I really enjoyed this one. It had a bit of a soap opera-ish plot and had sex scenes that seemed to carry on forever. The author did her research when it came to the smithing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosemary Potter | 9/9/2013

    " Looking forward to book #2 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candace Nantz-Butler | 9/7/2013

    " I read this book and LOVED it! It had all the elements I enjoy and it kept me involved. I am looking forward to her next one in December. She is a really good writer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda Ulleseit | 10/1/2012

    " I enjoyed the descriptions of blacksmithing and swordmaking, but there was never enough tension to make the story come alive. It was merely a slice of this girl's life--interesting, but not riveting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larry Smith | 8/31/2012

    " Very good historical novel, the heroine of the novel has to overcome many obsticles to attain the respect she deserves because she is a woman. Very compelling read, the main charactersa were brought out very clearly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 8/14/2012

    " This review can be found on Amazon.com as part of the Vine program, or my book blog ifithaswords.blogspot.com "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 MB | 8/4/2012

    " The story itself was good, but there was a lot more sex than I enjoy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annette | 7/3/2012

    " Good story and characters just too long and drawn out "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 3/8/2012

    " I purchased this for only 99 cents. It was good. It takes place in the 1100's, about a young girl who wants to be a blacksmith and make swords. Women are not supposed to do this so she runs away and disguises herself as a boy. I really enjoy reading about that time period. All in all a good read. "

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About the Author

Katia Fox grew up in Germany and southern France, and started her career as an interpreter and translator. After the birth of her third child, she turned her attention to the English Middle Ages and started to research blacksmithing. That research inspired The Copper Sign, the first installment in her captivating trilogy set in medieval England. She lives with two of her three children, splitting her time between Provence and a small town near Frankfurt. She also visits England as often as possible to continue her research.

About the Narrator

Justine Eyre is a classically trained actress who has narrated dozens of audiobooks and has a prestigious Audie Award and two AudioFile Earphones Awards under her belt. Eyre is multilingual and known for her great facility with accents. She has appeared on stage, with leading roles in King Lear and The Crucible, and has had starring roles in four films on the indie circuit. Her recent television credits include Two and a Half Men and Mad Men.