In the wild, windswept Welsh Marches, a noble young lord rides homewards, embittered, angry and in danger.
He is Guyon, Lord of Ledworth, heir to threatened lands, husband-to-be of Judith of Ravenstow. Their union will save his lands - but they have yet to meet...for this is Wales at the turn of the 12th century. Dynasties forge and fight, and behind the precarious throne of William Rufus, political intrigue is raging.
Caught amidst the violence are Judith and Guyon, bound together yet poles apart. But when a dark secret from the past is revealed and the full horror of war crashes over Guyon and Judith, they are forced to face insurmountable odds. Together...
©2008 Elizabeth Chadwick (P)2016 Soundings
Sometimes you just want to listen and not have to overly concentrate on the various characters and plot twists to follow the narrative; this book fitted what I needed.
The narration was clear and varied in pitch and tone making it simple to differentiate between the characters - a job well done.
The story itself was predictable in its conclusion, indeed it rambled along with little notion to plot twists but this does not detract from the overall enjoyment.
Love love love Elizabeth Chadwick's work. This was the first book I read of Elizabeth's some years ago and I was hooked and have since read every book of hers, I was thrilled to see this had recently come out on Audible and I wasn't disappointed, I wasn't sure about the narrator at first but she grew on me as the story unfolded. This is a gentle love story entwined with late 11th /early 12th century history. Her historical research is thorough and second to none in all her novels and has definitely whetted my appetite to look into and learn so much more of this era. Very pleased to see more of Elizabeth's earlier works coming out on audible. A lovely story.
I usually love anything by Elizabeth Chadwick - indeed her "The Greatest Knight" "The Scarlet Lion" rate in my top 5 books of all time.
For some reason I struggled with this but kept it for a while restarting over & over again. The premise is good with medieval protagonists who come to care for one another after a lot of mis steps & take on other villains of the piece. The narration is good too but I found I could not care about what happened about them. My fault I know but I did try hard so hard to get into the book. I comfort myself that this was Elizabeth's first book & she has corrected the missing ingredient in future writing.
So I am not telling anyone not to try it but it is just not for me - sorry.
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