The Reckoning

The Reckoning

Book - 1991
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Five years after the slaying of Simon de Montfort has assured the throne for Henry III, Llewelyn ap Gruffydd--Simon's friend and ally--awaits the chaos he is certain will erupt in the land

McMillan Palgrave

"Penman's characters are so shrewdly imagined, so full of resonant human feeling that they seem to breathe on the page." —San Francisco Chronicle

"Never forget, Llewelyn, that the world's greatest fool is a Welshman who trusts an English king."

His father's words haunt Llewelyn ap Gruffydd, Prince of Wales, who has been ruling uneasily over his fractious countrymen. Above all else, Llewelyn fears that his life and his own dream—of an independent, united Wales—might be lost to Edward I's desire to expand his English empire.

Alive from the pages of history, this is the hauntingly beautiful and compelling tale of a game poised to play itself out to its bloody finale as English and Welsh cross swords in a reckoning that must mean disaster for one side or the other.

For anyone who has ever wanted to experience the rich tapestry of British history and lore, this bold and romantic adventure must be read.

Publisher: New York : H. Holt, c1991.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780805010145
Branch Call Number: PEN
Characteristics: 592 p., [2] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.


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Feb 05, 2014

For a historical novel, it certainly seems that Ms. Penman is working out feelings she has about people within her own family.

Gave up on the book halfway through because have better things to do than spend time in the Penman household. Mind you, that was 350 pages in!

There's a saying that if you worry that you might be boring, you're probably not, because you're going to be aware of when you're boring people, but if it never occurs to you that you might ever be boring to people, you probably are a great big bore.


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