An uncontrolled passion. A heart-breaking decision. A battle that seals the Fate of all.
Ceridwen of Kilton
Book Two of The Circle of Ceridwen Saga
Ninth-century Saxon England crumbles under the onslaught of a relentless foe – the Danish Vikings. Ceridwen, a young woman with divided loyalties, watches as the peace and plenty she enjoys at the Saxon stronghold of Kilton gives way to wary watchfulness. Her dearest friend, Ælfwyn, sold in marriage to a Dane in a desperate bid for peace, travels to Kilton and recounts the events that befell the fortress of Four Stones in captured Lindisse. But Ceridwen is also confronted by Sidroc, the Dane she ran from, and cannot forget. Ceridwen’s life revolves around her beloved husband Gyric, rendered now unfit for battle and seemingly, for happiness. At the heart of Kilton is Gyric’s brother Godwin, the young lord who struggles both against the Danish invaders and an unthinkable desire. Growing tensions between the brothers mirror the escalating threat to the Saxons from the Danes. The Fate of all at Kilton hangs in the balance at a single terrifying battle…
Meticulously researched and thrillingly brought to life
List of Characters
Ceridwen, of the Kingdom of Mercia, aged sixteen when the book opens
Gyric, son of Godwulf of Kilton in the Kingdom of Wessex, her husband
Godwin, Gyric’s older brother
Edgyth, wife to Godwin
Modwynn, Lady of Kilton, mother to Gyric and Godwin
Godwulf, Lord of Kilton, an ealdorman of Wessex, husband to Modwynn
Ælfred, King of Wessex
Ælfwyn, a lady of Wessex residing in Lindisse, now controlled by the Danes
Yrling, a Dane, killed by Godwin; once husband to Ælfwyn
Sidroc, a Dane, nephew to Yrling
Cadmar, once a warrior of Wessex, now a monk
Praise for Ceridwen of Kilton
Sexual intrigue that left me gasping…Ceridwen’s world springs vividly to life – her heathen beliefs and the mid-summer bonfire fascinated me…I had to shut my eyes during the attack of the great hall…Powerfully moving and absorbing….
I read all 3 books and they kept my attention focused for days. The characters of Ceridwen and Sidroc were human, believable, yet engrossing….Thanks so much for many fascinating hours.