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The siege winter, Ariana Franklin and Samantha Norman

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The siege winter
Title
The siege winter
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Ariana Franklin and Samantha Norman
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Language
eng
Summary
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
A traumatized apprentice archer, disguised as a boy, and the young chatelaine of a strategically important fortress risk their lives to support the Empress Matilda's campaign for the throne of England
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YDXCP
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Franklin, Ariana
Dewey number
823/.92
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no index present
Literary form
novels
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Norman, Samantha
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  • Matilda
  • Stephen
  • Young women
  • Archers
  • Castles
  • Civil war
  • Great Britain
  • Matilda
  • Stephen
  • Archers
  • Castles
  • Civil war
  • Young women
  • England
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
The siege winter, Ariana Franklin and Samantha Norman
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn908518441
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9780062282576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)908518441
Label
The siege winter, Ariana Franklin and 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
ocn908518441
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9780062282576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)908518441

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