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The Wicked and the Just by J. Anderson Coats
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bookshelves: appropriate-for-high-school, appropriate-for-middle-school, cautionary-tale, historical-fiction, war
Read in June, 2012

Though in so many ways, neither Cecily or Gwenhwyfar are likeable characters (though each does slowly grow & grow on you), this remains an enjoyable read - if you have an interest in history. I recommend that people may want to read the historical note that follows the story first if they have no familiarity with medieval European life. It also shines a direct light on the prejudice and bias of each group of people against the other. From the perspective of the 21st century, this is a bitter pill to swallow. Also, it well represents the brutality that colonialism creates. A worthwhile read, but I don't expect to pick it up a second time.
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