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After Cilmeri #2

Prince of Time

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Prince of Time, the second book in the After Cilmeri series, continues the story of David and Anna, two teenagers catapulted back in time to alter history and save the medieval kingdom of Wales. David and his man-at-arms, Ieuan, find themselves alone and on the run from a company of English soldiers who've sworn vengeance for the recent death of their king. Meanwhile, Llywelyn lays on his deathbed from a traitor's arrow. And once again, it is David and Anna, and all they represent, that holds the key to the survival of Wales.

Other books in the series are Footsteps in Time, the first book in the After Cilmeri Series, and Daughter of Time, a stand-alone novel within the world of the After Cilmeri Series.

318 pages, Kindle Edition

First published January 22, 2011

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Sarah Woodbury

104 books651 followers
With over a million books sold to date, Sarah Woodbury is the author of more than forty novels, all set in medieval Wales. Although an anthropologist by training, and then a full-time homeschooling mom for twenty years, she began writing fiction when the stories in her head overflowed and demanded that she let them out. While her ancestry is Welsh, she only visited Wales for the first time at university. She has been in love with the country, language, and people ever since. She even convinced her husband to give all four of their children Welsh names.

Sarah is a member of the Historical Authors Fiction Cooperative (HFAC), the Historical Novel Society, and Novelists, Inc. (NINC).

She makes her home in Oregon.

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90 reviews
September 4, 2012
Book 3 in this series dealt mainly with Meg's son David, or Daffyd as he became known. She takes a lot of liberty with history and creates her own reality that doesn't match what really happened in our world. I loved the characters Bronwen and Iuean in this one. Too many battles and too many characters and place names to keep straight. Definitely would have liked a printed out map for this one!
August 27, 2012

This series keeps getting better. Loved the idea of going back home and downloading weapon info and medical info and taking back to wales... Then using that info to change history. Love it.
Profile Image for Robynne Lozier.
260 reviews18 followers
May 4, 2021
This is the original Book 2 of the After Cilmeri Series. There are 2 Novellas that add to the stories. They are labelled as 0.5 and 1.5.

Novella 0.5 is called Daughter of Time and tells the prequel of how David came to be the son of Llewelyn, despite growing up in 21st century America.

Novella 1.5 tells the story of how David's mother Meg, travelled back in time to Medieval Wales to join her children and finally marry the love of her life, Prince Llewelyn app Gryffudd.

As for this Book, 2 years have passed since David and Anna arrived in wales. David is now 16 and is now considered to be a man in this era. he is now a soldier, a diplomat, a strategist and a leader of the Welsh people.

The English Nobility, known as the Lords of the Marche, make plans to take over wales for themselves because wales is a very bountiful land. David has to deal with the Welsh Nobility, men who seek to betray him and King Edward of England.

David also takes an unexpected trip back to 21st century America, and he spends that time wisely. He prints of hundred of pages of information from the Internet, mostly to do with medieval weapons, and herbal lore, Welsh law and history and English history as it pertains to Wales.

Upon his return to Wales, David uses this knowledge to confound the English and win a peace treaty for Wales.

I gave this 5 stars becauee there is a ton of action in this book. There are also lots of philosophical conversations about what it means to kill a man. In war, it is either kill, or be killed.
This entire review has been hidden because of spoilers.
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1,604 reviews25 followers
January 19, 2016
This is book 2 of the After Cilmeri series and I loved it just as much as the other books. This time David is trying to escape. With Ieuan wounded and nowhere to go, he tests his time travel theory by jumping off a cliff, Lucky for him, it worked and he is back in the 21st century.

Ieuan is awed by the technology he sees. He gets medical care like he has never seen or imagined. This is where Bronwen is introduced. Between two different time periods, David is a force to be reckoned with.

I really loved how David was able to prove his theory and then use knowledge to achieve his goals for Wales. He realizes that he no longer belongs in the 21st century but that his home is now in medieval Wales. Ms. Woodbury has hooked me on this series. I love everything about it. The first book, Daughter in Time is what hooked me on time travel books. It is wonderful how she takes the past and throws some unsuspecting 21st century people in, changing it. She is fast becoming one of my favorite authors. I have already purchased the entire series so I will be reading the rest in the near future.
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13 reviews
October 17, 2011
I liked Prince of Time even better than Footprints in Time. Again enjoyable. Great Characters, I loved the way the time travel was in a parallel universe. It was really interesting to compare the difference age makes in medieval time VS present time.
Very enjoyable for me!
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154 reviews
March 6, 2019
An excellent read. Like all Sarah Woodbury's books, I do not want them to end yet cannot stop reading. They are such a marvelous blend of mediaeval life in Wales and time travel from our modern age.
4 reviews1 follower
March 27, 2011
If only I could go back with David, Anna, Sarah and the rest. I was so happy to find that there was another book after Footsteps in Time. Just the right mix of valiant sword fights, adventure, threatened sabatoge, added to the strangeness of our modern day inventions showing up in the 13th century fight for Wales. LOVED it.
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8 reviews
July 1, 2011
Still reading, a little childish in that is again a book on time travel back to 12 century Wales, but I aqm enjoying this book. Finished it and I truly enjoyed it. It was a little sophamoric but still I love fantasy!
Profile Image for Elaine.
1,023 reviews14 followers
May 4, 2011
Excellent Series! A new author for me. Lots of history in this book. No love scenes if that is what you like. I really enjoyed this set of books.
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612 reviews
May 8, 2012
Great continuation of the story, with cool new character Bronwen. I can't get enough of this series!
165 reviews3 followers
June 20, 2012
I keep thinking once I finish a book that it will be enought but I can't seem to stop. Very addicting! I love the immagination and flow of the books
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19 reviews10 followers
September 1, 2012

Was disappointed Marged and Llewelyn weren't in the story more, especially Marged. Why would an author practically omit such beloved characters from a series!?
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123 reviews
February 10, 2022
How would the 13th Century world be if Wales had not been subjugated to the English rule?
An interesting premise to explore as other fiction writers have asked, "what if ...".

Sarah Woodbury asks that question and provides a group of people with outside knowledge to make that happen in a mostly believable way.

My only real disappointment with the story is that many of the interesting or suspenseful things happen 'off camera'. I felt that these incidents would have held the reader/listeners attention and drawn them more into the story. An example would be the capture of David and Ieuanat the English campfire and the confusion of the English. It seemed that incident would have only need one more chapter to flesh out and draw in the reader/listener to the near death tension and conflict.

Again, Laurel Schroeder,the narrator of this series, does a good job of voice characterization, cast distinction, and for me a great job at the Welsh accent. In the Prince of Time there is also more dialog to which she can apply the talents of her craft.

After listening to the box set (book 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, and 2.0), I think this is a good point to pause in reading more of this 18 book series . I have enjoyed the characters and the overarching story line, but I have soooo many more unread books on my shelf that are calling to me.
Profile Image for Jeanne Loidolt.
Author 1 book2 followers
October 24, 2021
Betrayal with suspense

We see a more intimate portrayal of Daffyd, beginning to understand his fierce devotion to family and the future of Wales. This is not a teenager’s computer game but deadly consequences as a result of moral choices. I had no trouble identifying with Bronwen’s bumpy adjustment and fear upon finding her decision to choose the Middle Ages was much more than she anticipated. Her changing opinion of Daffyd taking charge and giving orders is illustrative of his growing maturity with expanding capabilities as Prince of Wales. Evil expands and grows with each act of betrayal to be stifled and turned aside when met with moral values and doing what is right and honorable. Not only do I enjoy participating in an alternate, unfamiliar world, I appreciate the foundation of faith in God and His Truths so evident in the lives and choices of the primary characters. My enjoyment of this adventure increases with each new book.
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472 reviews4 followers
February 2, 2018
The final volume in the original After Cilmeri trilogy. I enjoyed this story as much as the others. I see that there are a zillion more, which I may or may not read. I bought the entire trilogy and the prequel (written later) through a Bookbub hot deal, and don't know if I will read further. But they are well-written with believable characters, interesting historical information and it's always fun to speculate what might have happened if certain historical characters had lived/died/gotten married/etc.
67 reviews
February 12, 2020
Century clash

The deeper I get into the story the more I'm becoming addicted to the character in this series. This time Prince David takes a knight with him to the 21 century. After returning "home" he helps his father, Prince Llewellyn, recover from his death bed. He introduces new ideas for weaponry. The worst loss was the death of his favored horse. And, sometimes, a man just needs his mother. Touching!
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514 reviews9 followers
October 29, 2017
I can't say enough good things about this series... the way she evokes time and place is nothing short of spooky. You'll be right there with the characters standing on the castle parapets and in the jousting lists, and the time travel element is 100 percent believable. You will love these characters and care what happens to them.

My #1 favorite time travel series.
Profile Image for Shelly Shaw.
233 reviews4 followers
March 21, 2019
Sarah Woodbury is becoming one of my new favorite authors. Her writing puts me right in the middle of Wales during the 13th century and oh my goodness I am loving every minute of it. The characters are real and it makes the reader feel as though something like this could be possible. So looking forward to reading the rest of the series!!
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24 reviews1 follower
March 25, 2018
The story just got better

I wasn't sure I wanted to continue with this series, but the Prince in Time changed it for me. The plot twists made it more exciting and peaked my imagination. So onward to the next adventure!
Profile Image for Gretchen Fatouros.
Author 3 books3 followers
April 14, 2019
Fun enough. Needed to know what happened next after book 1. Number of things happened too fast like Ieuan & Browen ...

I have more books in the series. Not sure if I will try book 3. Ended well here for me.
535 reviews1 follower
June 17, 2020
Yes the idea of time travel and that the prince of Wales had a son by a 20th century woman is silly. The story went from bad to worse in the 3rd book. Lame dialogue, no depth. Not that books 1 and 2 are that great, but they were more focused. Not wasting my time with book 4.
195 reviews5 followers
August 17, 2020

This is the forth book in this series that I have read. The whole series has gripped me to the point where I have to buy the next. The story takes place in Midieval Wales and in modern America, specifically Pennsylvania. I highly recommend this book to everyone.
256 reviews1 follower
December 1, 2020
Interesting blend of modern and medievil

Enjoyed how the story has moved onto the next generation. A bit more on Prince L and Meg would have been good. Bronwen was a good addition. Onto the next book...
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December 3, 2022
Middle Ages battles , romance and time travel

I liked the characters as this was the 2nd ( or 3rd ) book in this series.any time travel peaks my interest. The vast description f the times helped me feel like I was really there . I recommend the whole series.
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715 reviews2 followers
August 16, 2017
I enjoyed this chapter of David and Ann's life. Can't wait for more. Interesting how they used 21 century technology in the 13 century
314 reviews
August 20, 2017
Wonderful story

As this story continues the descriptions of the times and struggles of the people of back then are so intriguing.
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