After the last of Rome’s legions left Britannia to the mercy of the invading barbarian hordes and before the age of chivalry, when knighthood was in flower and troubadours sang of courtly love, there lived a King whose love for his people and the land left a legacy coveted by his descendants who sought to wear his crown.
Travel back in time to the late Ninth Century, to the tumultuous days in the reign of Alfred the Great who successfully defeated the Danish Viking King Guthrum and kept his precious Wessex free from Viking rule. [NP]Journey to the Burh of Wareham where Lord Richard oversees the training of Alfred’s army; where his children, Stephen, David and Gwyneth, swear fealty to their King and support Alfred’s vision to build a nation to rival the glory that once was Rome in a land ravaged by war and conquest.
The author has rated this book Rated G (all ages).
The gentle northeast wind moved the clouds across the sky; the crystal grains of sand sparkled in the moonlight. Gwyneth heard his labored breathing as he walked towards her; she did not see a shadow but saw instead a man who was of average height and weight.
“He is wounded,” Gwyneth thought. “He is favoring his left side.”
He was close enough to touch when he stumbled and fell to his knees. Gwyneth noticed the arrow in his shoulder as she rushed to his aid; she could only surmise that the shaft had split when he tried to remove the tip.
Gwyneth did not care whether he was Saxon or Dane since she was overcome with compassion as she sought to help the injured stranger.
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