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The Circle of Ceridwen: Book One of The Circle of Ceridwen Saga (Hardcover)
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This is book number 1 in the Circle of Ceridwen Saga series.
- #2: Ceridwen of Kilton: Book Two of The Circle of Ceridwen Saga (Hardcover): $31.79
- #3: The Claiming: Book Three of The Circle of Ceridwen Saga (Hardcover): $34.97
- #4: The Hall of Tyr: Book Four of The Circle of Ceridwen Saga (Hardcover): $39.21
- #5: Tindr: Book Five of The Circle of Ceridwen Saga (Hardcover): $38.68
- #6: Silver Hammer, Golden Cross: Book Six of The Circle of Ceridwen Saga (Hardcover): $41.33
- #7: Wildswept: Book Seven of The Circle of Ceridwen Saga (Hardcover): $39.21
- #8: For Me Fate Wove This: Book Eight of The Circle of Ceridwen Saga (Hardcover): $41.33
- #9: Two Dragons: Book Nine of The Circle of Ceridwen Saga (Hardcover): $41.33
Young women with courage. Swords with names. Vikings with tattoos. Warfare. Passion. Survival. Sheep. And Other Good Things . . .
It is the year 871, when England was Angle-Land. Of seven Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, five have fallen to the invading Vikings. No trait is more valued than loyalty, and no possession more precious than one's steel.
Across this war-torn landscape travels fifteen year old Ceridwen, now thrust into the lives of the conquerors.
Lost in the frozen woods, Ceridwen is discovered by the warriors accompanying young lfwyn, daughter of a Saxon lord, sold against her will in marriage as part of a peace treaty with a marauding Viking war chief. Their destination is the captured fortress of Four Stones, a ruin holding glittering treasure. There lfwyn must keep her vow and wed Yrling--and Ceridwen must do all she can to support her new friend in the rebuilding of the ravaged village and great hall.
But living with the enemy affords Ceridwen unusual freedoms--and unlooked-for conflicts. Amongst them she explores again her own heathen past, and learns to judge each man on his own merits. Yrling's nephews Sidroc and Toki, both formidable warriors yet as different as night and day, compete to win Ceridwen for their own.
Through both guile and goodness Ceridwen and lfwyn begin transforming the world of Four Stones. But the threat of full-scale war escalates, and a midnight party of furtive Danes delivers someone to Four Stones who destroys the girls' hopes of peace and contentment. Now Ceridwen must summon all her courage--a courage which will be sorely tested as she defies both Saxon and Dane and undertakes an extraordinary adventure to save a man she has never met.
Book One of The Circle of Ceridwen Saga, the series called by The Historical Novel Society "Epic . . . immensely satisfying . . . an impressive achievement."