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The Siege Winter - A Novel

Ariana Franklin

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A powerful historical novel by the late Ariana Franklin and her daughter Samantha Norman, The Siege Winter is a tour de force mystery and murder, adventure and intrigue, a battle for a crown, told by two courageous young women whose fates are intertwined in twelfth century England's devastating civil war. 1141. England is engulfed in war as King Stephen and his cousin, the Empress Matilda, vie for the crown. In this dangerous world, not even Emma, an eleven-year-old peasant, is safe. A depraved monk obsessed with redheads kidnaps the ginger-haired girl from her village and leaves her for dead. When an archer for hire named Gwyl finds her, she has no memory of her previous life. Unable to abandon her, Gwyl takes the girl with him, dressing her as a boy, giving her a new name-Penda-and teaching her to use a bow. But Gwyn knows that the man who hurt Penda roams free, and that a scrap of evidence she possesses could be very valuable. Gwyl and Penda make their way to Kenilworth, a small but strategically important fortress that belongs to fifteen-year-old Maud. Newly wedded to a boorish and much older husband after her father's death, the fierce and determined young chatelaine tempts fate and Stephen's murderous wrath when she gives shelter to the empress. Aided by a garrison of mercenaries, including Gwyl and his odd red-headed apprentice, Maud will stave off Stephen's siege for a long, brutal winter that will bring a host of visitors to Kenilworth-kings, soldiers . . . and a sinister monk with deadly business to finish.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Samantha Norman, Kate Reading

Length:

12h


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:14


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

23:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

33:23


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:32


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

51:39


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:50


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:08:38


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:08:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

25:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:10


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:48


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:49


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:25


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:40


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:27


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:04


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:57


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

19:59


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:24


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:28


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:05


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:34


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

25:43


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:07


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

12:35


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:34


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

16:46


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:58


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

01:47


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:36


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:38


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

20:22


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

12:34


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

22:51


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:36


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

34:05


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

10:41


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

00:36