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As the year 1141 dawns in England,
the rivalry between the two claimants for the throne bursts into open
conflict. Gambling on who will prevail,
needing their friendship, Brenin Madog ap Maredudd of Powys takes his men to
the ensuing battle and afterwards sends his heir Rhodri off on a simple errand
that becomes a journey fraught with danger as he must go against treacherous
lords, enemy Cymry, and even his brother to keep hold of the lady who has
captured his heart. Now available as an Ebook at Smashwords (multiple platforms) and Amazon for Kindle!
With Rhodri and Alicia brought safely home to Mathrafal, Madog
turns his attention to Lord Ifor of Cynllaith, caught up in a plot to betray
Powys to Brenin Owain of Gwynedd. Hoping
Morgan’s marriage to Ifor’s daughter is the answer, Madog instead finds Owain’s
vicious brother Cadwaladr already contending for the young lady, a sinister
Frenchman who takes far too much interest in Alicia, and a rival Brenin willing
to dare open warfare in his bid for dominance.
Events have drawn Brenin Madog’s
attention to the allied kingdom of
Deheubarth so that Rhodri heads south seeking to help his old friend Brenin
Anarawd against a bitter enemy as he attempts to recover from the devastating course his own
life took. England and its affairs seem far
away, but Queen Matilda has not ceased to bend every effort to free her husband
Stephen and restore him as King, while Empress Maud’s expectations of a crown
on her head have become embroiled in an ever-deepening tangle of conflict.
Empress Maud and her followers continue
their course toward her crowning that now seems inevitable, yet those closest
to her are far from confident. Anxious for
numbers to swell their ranks to counter the forces Queen Matilda has gathered, an eye is
once again turned to Powys and Brenin Madog, so that Rhodri and Alicia undertake
the long journey to London,
hoping to gain even further regard and influence for Powys.
In the wake of the events at Westminster, there is
desperation to keep Empress Maud’s supporters from losing faith that she will
be crowned and so Rhodri finds himself tempted with that which could
bring about his and Madog’s dream of uniting the Cymry. Queen Matilda, however, is more determined than
ever to press forward with the advantage she has won. All eyes have now turned to Winchester and
Bishop Henry, Maud’s only hope of being legitimately crowned, alone at the
center of the storm that is about to break
© Cecily Felber 2010-2015, Cover Art © D.T. Felber 2010-2015
This website was last updated on 19 August 2015