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Traitor's Daughter

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  4 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Blaentywi, Summer, AD927, in the reign of Hywel Dda
Always despised and humiliated by her relatives, Heledd Ieuan expects worse now that she has come of age. Since her father’s betrayal of his brother, she has been a prisoner of war, held hostage to ensure the good behavior of the survivors among his friends. She has recurring visions of the slaughter of her family, but exc
Published May 8th 2011 by Eres
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Crystal (Books Are Sanity!!!)
This book is very different from most novels I have read. The story is not your typical happily ever after romance. Heledd faces challenges, many which are difficult to read about. She is called horrible names and her uncle and cousins treat her horribly. Despite this Heledd shows that she has strong character and is very strong-willed. She can bite her tongue when others would not and she endures her trials well. Garmon is a good character as well, very honorable and kind. I liked the two of th ...more
Mar 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I would say 4 1/2 stars.
The blurb does not due this book justice. I thought this book was awesome. The story has depth and I liked being swept back in time. The plot is great. I found the mystery and romance to be different than your normal romance. that is a good thing. Pay attention as Traitor's Daughter gives you the unexpected. The writing and characters Heledd and Garmon were exceptional. At times I wanted to hit Heledd over the head as she was so stubborn and did not see what was right in
May 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed reading this awesome book. It draws you in and hits your emotions right away, sucking you into the world of a 10th century Welsh bond servant and the man who would make her his wife. Unlike so many books that give you the thoughts and impressions of both the hero and heroine, this book sticks to the heroine's point of view--making you hurt when Heledd is hurt and defiant, struggling to cope in a world that has cast her aside and humiliated her. An orphan tossed out in a world of unjust ...more
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Lily Dewaruile is an American writer who lived in Cymru until 2011. Her writing includes novels set in the 10th Century, during the reign of Hywel Dda and a family saga series set in the 9th Century at the end of Rhodri Mawr's life.

She speaks Cymraeg as a second language. Her passion for Cymru stems from her deep admiration for the strength and determination of the Cymry to withstand the relentles