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A Wounded Realm

The Blood of Kings, Book 2
Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
Series: The Blood of Kings, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
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Summary

Gruffydd ap Cynan is missing, his army scattered. Twelve long years have passed since the king was taken prisoner and his people think him long dead.

In the dirty shadows of Chester Castle, a beaten prisoner looks up from the squalor of the street. Dressed in rags, mocked and pelted with filth, he seems a broken man. Yet deep inside, the desire for freedom burns like the hottest furnace.

Nesta is a princess in fetters of a different kind. After the death of her father, Tewdwr, she is taken against her will to London to attend the court of King William, son of the Conqueror. There she will find that court politics, and the attentions of princes and lords, are just as dangerous as the arrows and swords of the battlefield.

The royal blood of Wales is scattered and weakened, but while it flows in the bloodline of Rhodri Mawr, hope remains - Hope that a broken kingdom can be reborn.

©2015 Kevin Ashman (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Exceptional historic novel

This is an exceptional piece of work with characters that come to life in your mind and would want to stand alongside in troubled times and vilens that you become desperate to see get there comeuppance. Well done again Mr Ashman for educating us and enthralling us once again.

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good listen

great story really enjoyed it looking forward to starting the next book in the series

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interesting

I have never listened to a historical fiction before and I found it very enjoyable.

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  • 03-10-18

What happened ??

This was very disappointing from the start .the daughter of a tortured king cuddling with the very man that destroyed her country I found ridiculous and poorly written.the pace was there but the situations that the main characters are put in are not believable .

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  • B. Dillon
  • 18-09-17

steeped in Welsh history

I loved the continuation of the story and found it fascinating. Can't wait for more.