Combines fact and fiction in a way that history of the period comes alive, 8 Jan 2011

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This review is from: The Gift and the Promise (Paperback)

Pulls you into 11th century at the time of the Norman invasion of 1066 when William the Bastard defeated the Saxons and seized the throne from Earl Harold Godwinson.


As Saxon England chafes under the Norman hoof, the beautiful Cleowyn whose family has been destroyed marries a Norman Lord Renaud, in order to keep her father's inheritance, Renaud was once a childhood friend bu she now detests him.


Meanwhile the brave Aelfrun is enslaved by Scots raiders in Northern England and her small son lost.


The villains of the peace, Roger do what they can to destroy of Cleowynn and her family, while the tension between Cleowyn and Renaud is molded painfully into something new.


Surprising , terrifying and stupefying as new twists and turns, combines fact and fiction in a way that history of the period comes alive