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The Resource The siege winter : a novel, Ariana Franklin, Samantha Norman

The siege winter : a novel, Ariana Franklin, Samantha Norman

Label
The siege winter : a novel
Title
The siege winter
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ariana Franklin, Samantha Norman
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"1141. 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 monk 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 valuable. Gwyl and Penda make their way to Kenilworth, a small but strategically important 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 empress. Aided 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" --
Summary
I couldn’t have been more excited when I learned Franklin wrote a new book. This wonderfully written novel takes place during King Stephen and Empress Matilda’s tumultuous civil conflict to claim England, no matter what cost to themselves or their subjects. The story conveys the brutality of the period without sacrificing the complex nature of the time and the people. -- Elizabeth Carroll for LibraryReads
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2015
Assigning source
from publisher's web site
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10395797
Cataloging source
RV8
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Franklin, Ariana
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Norman, Samantha
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young women
  • Archers
  • Civil war
  • Castles
  • Matilda
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
The siege winter : a novel, Ariana Franklin, Samantha Norman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn891155766
Dimensions
cm
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780062282569
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)891155766
Label
The siege winter : a novel, Ariana Franklin, Samantha Norman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn891155766
Dimensions
cm
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780062282569
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)891155766

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