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  1. says:

    I’m not a great fan of historical fiction but I loved the Adelia Aguilar books of Ariana Franklin She avoided everythin

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    One of the best British historical novels I have read and I have read many This passionate fast moving and atmospheric novel captures the bruta

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    First Sentence It is a wood paneled room of sumptuous size—the abbots of Perton have always done themselves well In 1141 England was engulfed in civil war between King Stephen and his cousin the Empress Matilda over who would wear the crown It is 1180 and a dying abbot has one last important task to accomplish He summons a young scribe in order to document a much personal story set during that backdrop and o

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    I loved Franklin's books but I'm sorry to say that I couldn't finish this one It adopts a contemporary tone in the dialogue especially which I found intensely irritating Characters from the 12th century say things like 'Yuck' and 'Totally' This sits oddly alongside the meticulous depiction of clothes etc of the time It's riddled with anachron

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    Setting Medieval EnglandThe story opens when Henry I dies without leaving a heir and the country is sent into a state of ana

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    I've given this an A for both content and narration at AudioGalsThe Siege Winter is a superbly written and thoroughly enjoyable piece of historical fiction set in twelfth century England at a time of great uncertainty and upheaval The country is being torn apart by what is in essence a civil war between the supporters of the Empress Matilda

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    35 rounded to 4 Very readable engaging novel set in the 12th century civil war in England between Matilda and Stephen for the throne A dying ab

  8. says:

    If given the choice to take it or leave it I would have to leave this one behind I love historical fiction and by that I mean full throttle historical fiction This was not that I could possibly overlook the collouial differences but the 'telling' was just too contemporary for the time period given And oh the language I don't mind

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    The Winter Siegeby Ariana Franklin Samantha NormanSynopsisA 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 a

  10. says:

    What fans of good historical fiction mysteries weren’t devastated to hear about the death of the writer Ariana Franklin pen name of Diana Norman in 2011 She did leave us a wonderful gift however a final novel completed by her daughter Sama

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SUMMARY ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Ariana Franklin

It's 12 Century England and the civil war between ueen Matilda and King Stephen is raging But life in the fens carries on as usual Until the mercenaries ride through And a small red haired girl named Em is snatched and carried off After the soldiers have finished with her they leave her for dead But fenland girls are not easy to kill Although I m not a great fan of historical fiction but I loved the Adelia Aguilar books of Ariana Franklin She avoided everything I dislike about the genre and wrote so vividly with so much fun creating characters that were real lovable and enduring And so like many other Franklin fans I ve been eager for Ariana s daughter Samantha Norman to finish her mother s last novel First the disappointment for me anyway The Winter Siege is not an Adelia book being set largely in 1141 around forty years before Adelia arrives in England This England is a place of fear and bloodshed a country torn apart by civil war Henry 1 has died with no male heir His daughter Matilda betrayed by barons who once swore fealty flees from one safe haven to the next Her cousin Stephen meanwhile tightens his grip on the crown Mercenaries crawl the countryside like roaches whilst the rotting wings of anarchy lawlessness and cruelty cast long dark shadows across the land Peace especially for the poor is but a distant dream Amidst the mayhem Em a striking red haired child of 11 older sister to Gyltha from the Adelia series is carried off one day by a gang of mercenaries led by an evil and evil smelling monk Gwil a mercenary watching the abduction with us can imagine exactly what will be happening to her He hardly expects to see her again But Em survives Gwil finds her half naked and half alive and nurses her back to health With no memories of her ordeal Em now posing as a boy called Penda becomes Gwill s prot g e and like him a superb archer Together they travel the land trying their fortunes with a band of travelling players a castle under siege and even a fleeing Empress All this time the spectre of the foul smelling monk pursues them The big uestion for me of course was whether The Winter Siege would capture the insightful compelling irreverent style that was so much a part of the Franklin experience Pretty much is the answer and I read the first few chapters with a huge sense of relief Admittedly there were a few moments when I thought Norman might be straying into territory her mother worked so hard to avoid Lady Maud s romance for example had a touch of the Mills and Boon about it On the whole though I d be lying if I claimed I could see the join The Winger Siege is a strong story well written with engaging and distinctive characters Having finished it I find myself hoping it won t be the last Ariana Franklin book Adelia Rowley Mansur and Henry might just be safe in Samantha Norman s hands Fragonard Art and Eroticism girl named Em is snatched and carried off After the soldiers have finished with her they leave her for dead But fenland Mao 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countryside like roaches whilst the rotting wings of anarchy lawlessness and cruelty cast long dark shadows across the land Peace especially for the poor is but a distant dream Amidst the mayhem Em a striking red haired child of 11 older sister to Gyltha from the Adelia series is carried off one day by a Love is Blind gang of mercenaries led by an evil and evil smelling monk Gwil a mercenary watching the abduction with us can imagine exactly what will be happening to her He hardly expects to see her again But Em survives Gwil finds her half naked and half alive and nurses her back to health With no memories of her ordeal Em now posing as a boy called Penda becomes Gwill s prot Straight To Sleep Gay Somnophilia g e and like him a superb archer Together they travel the land trying their fortunes with a band of travelling players a castle under siege and even a fleeing Empress All this time the spectre of the foul smelling monk pursues them The big uestion for me of course was whether The Winter Siege would capture the insightful compelling irreverent style that was so much a part of the Franklin experience Pretty much is the answer and I read the first few chapters with a huge sense of relief Admittedly there were a few moments when I thought Norman might be straying into territory her mother worked so hard to avoid Lady Maud s romance for example had a touch of the Mills and Boon about it On the whole though I d be lying if I claimed I could see the join The Winger Siege is a strong story well written with engaging and distinctive characters Having finished it I find myself hoping it won t be the last Ariana Franklin book Adelia Rowley Mansur and Henry might just be safe in Samantha Norman s hands

SUMMARY The Siege Winter

The Siege Winter

Red haired girl He has some unfinished business with her and he is determined to finish it And one freezing winter in a castle completely besieged he might well get his chanceWinter Siege is a stand alone historical novel started by the late Diana Norman under her pseudonym Ariana Franklin It has been completed by her daughter Samantha Norma If given the choice to take it or leave it I would have to leave this one behind I love historical fiction and by that I mean full throttle historical fiction This was not that I could possibly overlook the collouial differences but the telling was just too contemporary for the time period given And oh the language I don t mind gritty language but this felt so gratuitous It was a constant onslaught and it hardly even felt authentic Everyone was always so angryI need than just that Hearing it verses reading it for me anyway makes a huge difference for some reason And since I did the audio it was so much noticeableI also got the feel that this was very light on the historical fiction side as well The singular event wasn t the problem Overall I wasn t pulled into this time period I wanted to be but it just didn t work for me I know I m in the minority with this review But I can give it 2 stars I actually liked Penda and even Gwil Mao Zedong girl He has some unfinished business with her and he is determined to finish it And one freezing winter in a castle completely besieged he might well The Monarchs Are Missing get his chanceWinter Siege is a stand alone historical novel started by the late Diana Norman under her pseudonym Ariana Franklin It has been completed by her daughter Samantha Norma If Touchstone given the choice to take it or leave it I would have to leave this one behind I love historical fiction and by that I mean full throttle historical fiction This was not that I could possibly overlook the collouial differences but the telling was just too contemporary for the time period Chocolate Candy Always Melts In The Sun Poems AboutLove betrayal anger struggle and understanding given And oh the language I don t mind Love is Blind gritty language but this felt so Straight To Sleep Gay Somnophilia gratuitous It was a constant onslaught and it hardly even felt authentic Everyone was always so angryI need than just that Hearing it verses reading it for me anyway makes a huge difference for some reason And since I did the audio it was so much noticeableI also Sea Witch Rising Sea Witch got the feel that this was very light on the historical fiction side as well The singular event wasn t the problem Overall I wasn t pulled into this time period I wanted to be but it just didn t work for me I know I m in the minority with this review But I can

SUMMARY ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Ariana Franklin

She has lost all memory of her past life including her name Em survives and teams up with Gwyl a Breton archer who has almost completely lost faith in humanity Together Gwyl and his new protege now crop headed and disguised as a boy travel through the countryside giving archery exhibitions But there is one man who hasn't forgotten the little I loved Franklin s books but I m sorry to say that I couldn t finish this one It adopts a contemporary tone in the dialogue especially which I found intensely irritating Characters from the 12th century say things like Yuck and Totally This sits oddly alongside the meticulous depiction of clothes etc of the time It s riddled with anachronisms for example a character likens opposing soldiers to apes And where would she have seen one At the same time there is a lot of heavy handed historical exposition about the war and politics of the time I can only assume that this tone is intended to attract a younger less demanding audience which responds better to contemporary speech I commend the author for trying to carry on her mother s work but I won t be reading any