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In my novels, I have seen the man we today call Charlemagne through different eyes.

In The Cross and the Dragon, my heroine, Alda, thinks he’s a hero, but Leova, the heroine of The Ashes of Heaven’s Pillar, sees him as a monster. To Fastrada, the protagonist of my work in progress, he is a husband and father.

Oh, what is a writer to do? Visit So Many Book, So Little Time and find out.

A 9th century coin with King Charles's image

A 9th century coin with King Charles’s image (public domain image via Wikimedia Commons)