Evan, king of Powys, returns from a wedding to find a village ransacked, with women and children dead. Neighboring Gwynedd has broken the peace, crossing the mountain to pillage and murder. The dead babes tear his heart, and Evan vows to break the heart of Gwynedd.
Gwynedd's most guarded treasure is a pampered princess. In a bloody raid, Evan's comrades...more
I never thought I would be so interested in 9Th Century Wales. I could picture detail of scenery from mountains to kingdoms, waterfalls, to bridges. This book brings history of Wales alive with the King of Powys and his 2 cousins & War Brothers. Three fine Welshman Characters That are gorgeous, loyal, honorable and hilarious! Beware of drinking any thing while reading the banter between these men or you may have spittle to clean up! Those are just 3 of many int ...more
The Comrades got off with a slow start. It was a bit confusing with the introduction of many characters – Evan, Gareth, Owen and more. I had a hard time figuring out who is who at first. But it began to get ...more
In Williams' 9th century tale, Evan, King of Powys, responds to a nasty cross-border raid from Gwynedd by ordering his commanders to kidnap Gwynedd's princess Morleyna to use as leverage in negotiations with the neighboring kingdom. Care ...more
However, if you like historicals The Comrades is exceptionally accurate. It makes for a good look into the day to day life of Wales in the 5th Century. The Latin phrases, Church beliefs, and verbiage of the day bring paint to a time far removed from the present. Lynne Williams most definitely has a place amongst those who love detailed history with a great story backed into it for good measure. I caution anyone who is looking for a ...more
Will re-read again.
If you like a romance where the couple get together before the last page, this is one of them, give it a go.
I'm trying to find a wonderful line to quote, but don't want to throw out phrases out of context. Here's a lovely bit:
"'I admit I made a me ...more
In my 2nd year of law school I saw the school 'playboy' carrying a large fantasy novel. I made certain my wedding ring flashed protective bolts of lightning, then spoke with him. How did he find time for 'free reading?' "If I didn't read something that wasn't law, I'd lose my mind." C ...more