- Taschenbuch: 512 Seiten
- Verlag: Onyx; Auflage: Reprint (5. März 1991)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0451402251
- ISBN-13: 978-0451402257
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 17,8 x 2,5 x 12,7 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: Schreiben Sie die erste Bewertung
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 697.812 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Born of the Sun (Onyx) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 5. März 1991
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Set 80 years after the death of Arthur, this story is about Niniane, 15-year-old daughter of Ahern, Prince of the Atrebates. While her father is away fighting the Saxons, Niniane is captured and borne away to Winchester, where Cynric, King of the West Saxons wants to keep her for his son. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.
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This is a very well written story filled with complex characters. There is very little romance, despite the cover illustration but what you will get instead is a page turner of a saga, filled with intrigue, loyalty. A story that fills in the gaps in a little known time in British history. Wolf does a terrific job of describing what makes a leader, something she did well with Arthur and does equally well with the next book about Alfred the Great. She never makes her characters seem modern, yet she successfully explains their motivations. She's a great story teller, I will dig up more of her books.
It begins in the middle of the 6th century, in Wessex, England. Ceawlin is challenged to a duel by his younger legitimate brother, Edwin, who is in league with his mother to kill the popular prince. Prince Ceawlin wins the duel but at a great cost and he and Niniane must flee to escape the wrath of Guthfrid, the bitter and jealous Queen.
The adventures of these two are the sweeping tales of well-loved and often told sagas (or should be). The plots and subplots abound and the desire to know what happens next to Ceawlin, Niniane and their friends and enemies is gripping. The differences between pagan and Christian are intricately described as are the differences in the Celts and the Saxons lifestyles.
I've read the first in this "loose" trilogy, "The Road To Avalon." This novel picks up 80 years after the death of King Arthur and continues with the story of Alfred the Great in "The Edge Of Light." In fact I've just started on "The Edge of Light" and it looks to be a genuine page turner as the first two. Read these books if you like historical fiction of The Dark Ages in England! You won't be disappointed!