Friday, 1 February 2013

Guest Post-Gemi Sasson

Being an avid fan of Gemi Sasson, who writes beautiful Medieval Biographies of some of the most outstanding characters from England and Scotland's past, now she is venturing into the ancient lands of Wales and their charismatic leader.  
I cannot wait to read this one - and here is a preview.




UNEASY LIES THE CROWN
A Novel of Owain Glyndwr

For centuries, the bards have sung of King Arthur’s return,
but is this reluctant warrior prince the answer to those prophecies?


In the year 1399, Welsh nobleman Owain Glyndwr is living out a peaceful gentleman’s life in the Dee Valley of Wales with his wife Margaret and their eleven children. But when Henry of Bolingbroke, the Duke of Lancaster, usurps the throne of England from his cousin Richard II, that tranquility is forever shattered. What starts as a feud with a neighboring English lord over a strip of land evolves into something greater—a fight for the very independence of Wales.

Leading his crude army of Welshmen against armor-clad columns of English, Owain wins key victories over his enemies. After a harrowing encounter on the misty slopes of Cadair Idris, the English knight Harry Hotspur offers Owain a pact he cannot resist.

Peace, however, comes with a price. As tragedies mount, Owain questions whether he can find the strength within himself not only to challenge the most powerful monarch of his time, but to fulfill the prophecies and lead his people to freedom without destroying those around him. 




2 comments:

N. Gemini Sasson said...

Thanks, Anita! Your advice with some of my early drafts on other books made a huge difference in my writing. I am forever in your debt.

BTW, the Kindle version is sitting at the #2 Free spot on Amazon.com today! It's a bit surreal being on the same page as Nicholas Sparks.

Anita Davison said...

Thanks for that Gemi - I mustn't miss out on this - although I do like to have a hardcopy version of my favourite books as well

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