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Read Ò The Winter Siege È PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Õ [Read] ➳ The Winter Siege By Ariana Franklin – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk A powerful historical novel by the late Ariana Franklin and her daughter Samantha Norman The Siege Winter is a tour de force mystery and murder adventuT fortress that belongs to fifteen year old Maud Newly wedded to a boorish and much older husband after her father’s death the fierce and determined young chatelaine tempts fate and Stephen’s murderous wrath when she gives shelter to the empressAided by a garrison of mercenaries including Gwyl and his odd red headed apprentice Maud will stave off Stephen’s siege for a long brutal winter that will bring a host of visitors to Kenilworth kings soldiers and a sinister monk with deadly business to finish. 35 rounded to 4 Very readable engaging novel set in the 12th century civil war in England between Matilda and Stephen for the throne A dying abbot relates the events of the novel to a scribe The story involves a young girl Emma rescued after violation by an evil monk and left for dead by a mercenary soldier Gwil She is disguised as a boy for protection given the name Penda and the two travel together He teaches her archery and she becomes proficient Matilda joins them and they make their way to the castle of Lady Maud unwilling wife of an absolute boor Then begins a winter long siege by Stephen's forces What is the meaning of a mysterious parchment in a uill case that Gwil picks up when he finds Emma Who is the monk and what is his importanceI didn't pick up any obvious 21st century slang but there were a few modern day idioms eg cut no ice I did wonder how much of the history was accurate except the barebones of the conflict between the two contenders for the throne I thought the ending of the novel most satisfactory

The Winter SiegeT fortress that belongs to fifteen year old Maud Newly wedded to a boorish and much older husband after her father’s death the fierce and determined young chatelaine tempts fate and Stephen’s murderous wrath when she gives shelter to the empressAided by a garrison of mercenaries including Gwyl and his odd red headed apprentice Maud will stave off Stephen’s siege for a long brutal winter that will bring a host of visitors to Kenilworth kings soldiers and a sinister monk with deadly business to finish. 35 rounded to 4 Very readable engaging novel set in the 12th century civil war in England between Matilda and Stephen for the throne A dying abbot relates the events of the novel to a scribe The story involves a young girl Emma rescued after violation by an evil monk and left for dead by a mercenary soldier Gwil She is disguised as a boy for protection given the name Penda and the two travel together He teaches her archery and she becomes proficient Matilda joins them and they make their way to the castle of Lady Maud unwilling wife of an absolute boor Then begins a winter long siege by Stephen's forces What is the meaning of a mysterious parchment in a uill case that Gwil picks up when he finds Emma Who is the monk and what is his importanceI didn't pick up any obvious 21st century slang but there were a few modern day idioms eg cut no ice I did wonder how much of the history was accurate except the barebones of the conflict between the two contenders for the throne I thought the ending of the novel most satisfactory

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The Winter Siege ↠ A powerful historical novel by the late Ariana Franklin and The Winter eBook #10003 her daughter Samantha Norman The Siege Winter is a tour de force mystery and murder adventure and intrigue a battle for a crown told by two courageous young women whose fates are intertwined in twelfth century England’s devastating civil war England is engulfed in war as King Stephen and his cousin the Empress Matilda vie for the crown In this dangerous world not even Emma an eleven year old peasant is safe A depraved mo. One of the best British historical novels I have read and I have read many This passionate fast moving and atmospheric novel captures the brutality and horror of the civil war in England in the 12th century between King Stephen and the Empress MatildaThe characters are deep and well rounded and you get caught up in the dramaA Breton mercenary Gwil fighting in the Cambridgeshire Fens stumbles across Emma an eleven year old peasant girl who has been raped and severely hurt by a devil in a monk's guise who has obsessively rapes and murders red haired girlsHe adopts her and teaches her to shoot a bow and she becomes an expert archerMeanwhile a 15 year old noblewoman Maud is forced to marry an older brute of a nobleman arrogant boorish and callous But she soon shows her metal and comes into her ownA much sought after parchment comes into play and puts our friends in dangerCaptures the sights sounds smells and emotions of 12th century England I was glued for every sentence and finshed it in two days One comes to deeply care about the two girls who the novel centers aroundThis is a book you must read if you like historical fiction Ariana Franklin was master story teller and will be sorely missed Characters é PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Ariana Franklin

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Ariana Franklin ↠ 2 Read Nk obsessed with redheads kidnaps the ginger haired girl from her village and leaves her for dead When an archer for hire named Gwyl finds her she has no memory of her previous life Unable to abandon her Gwyl takes the girl with him dressing her as a boy giving her a new name Penda and teaching her to use a bow But Gwyn knows that the man who hurt Penda roams free and that a scrap of evidence she possesses could be very valuableGwyl and Penda make their way to Kenilworth a small but strategically importan. I loved Franklin's books but I'm sorry to say that I couldn't finish this one It adopts a contemporary tone in the dialogue especially which I found intensely irritating Characters from the 12th century say things like 'Yuck' and 'Totally' This sits oddly alongside the meticulous depiction of clothes etc of the time It's riddled with anachronisms for example a character likens opposing soldiers to apes And where would she have seen one At the same time there is a lot of heavy handed historical exposition about the war and politics of the time I can only assume that this tone is intended to attract a younger less demanding audience which responds better to contemporary speech I commend the author for trying to carry on her mother's work but I won't be reading any