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The Renegade Merchant

(Gareth and Gwen Medieval Mysteries #7)

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  210 ratings  ·  15 reviews
March 1147. Determined to escape the gloom that has descended on Aber, Gareth and Gwen travel to Shrewsbury in an attempt to find answers about Rhuns death, about the whereabouts and plans of Prince Cadwaladr, and about Gwens family ties to England.

But when John Fletcher, now Deputy Sheriff of Shrewsbury, asks Gareth to help him investigate a pool of blood for which he
Kindle Edition, 237 pages
Published September 15th 2015 by The Morgan-Stanwood Publishing Group (first published September 3rd 2015)
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Elis Madison
I really hope this isn't the end of the series! Well-researched books about Medieval Wales are not exactly thick on the ground and I really enjoyed reading these.
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Engrossing book! Gareth & Gwen have gone to Shrewsbury with their daughter, accompanied by Gwens father & brother. Death seems to stalk, and taunt, them wherever they goand Shrewsbury is no different!
We get bits of additional information concerning Adeline, a victim in the previous book, and further evidence of Prince Cadwaladrs treachery and treason. For the more historically inclined reader however, there is a plethora of additional period details concerning the landscape, castles,
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another Interesting Story

I Recommend This Series. Another good read in the series...would like a more varied use of words to describe the physical gestures and facial expressions of the characters. The dialogue and vocabulary of the characters Stanislaus terms used at the time but are often much more well. Canting ones head, hands on hips, slicing ones hand, snapping ones fingers, ect. Seem awfully repetitive. I do not speak Welsh or French or know enough about the phrases of
Sian Iola Percival
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So glad that I discovered this series as it is the perfect mix of murder mystery and historical text, which allows for a great story whilst also learning about medieval Wales, England and Dublin. I especially love the way that certain puzzle pieces run over into the next books and that it is all part of a larger story.
Jena Duffy
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved it

At the beginning I thought I knew who the killer was, nope I was wrong. Than in the middle I thought I knew, again I was wrong! It's great to read an author that keeps you guessing!
Dec 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another good detective story - and a family mystery solved as well.

It is interesting, too, to see Hywel trying to adjust to his new, unwanted, role and bringing in his half-brothers to strengthen the family.
Jan 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars
Nov 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Sarah Woodbury creates great characters, and her story lines are rich in history.
Feb 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
another great story
Sep 26, 2015 rated it liked it
I wasn't sure if Woodbury would finish up the series with the significant events of the last book, but she picks up here in the aftermath, with two concurrent stories, one set with Hywel following political developments and one with Gwen and Gareth investigating a mystery in Shrewsbury. It's worth noting that Woodbury leans heavily on Ellis Peters/Pargeter's Cadfael stories for her description of Shrewsbury, making for a nice consistent medieval mystery world. The mystery itself, however, ...more
Sep 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Gareth and Gwen are in Shrewsbury Abbey with Abbot Ranulfus, I held my breath in case Cadfael walked in, but the Abbot explained that their only Welsh speaking brother was away tending the sick in Ludlow. Two stories run parallel in this book, Gwen and her family are in Shrewsbury trying to discover more about the ill fated Adeline who looked so much like Gwen. Hywel is still in Wales mourning the loss of his brother Rhun and getting out of a murderous bit of treachery on the part of his Uncle. ...more
Oct 24, 2015 rated it it was ok
The last few in this series have really been disappointing and this was the worse. It was boring, tedious, and I had to force myself to turn the pages. I don't know if there will be another and if there is, I feel it's unlikely I will read it.
Vicki L.
Jul 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A series that reminds me of the Hugh de Singleton series, and Gwen and Gareth are just as good.
Kathi Reed
Jan 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
good series
Kathleen Scott
Sep 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another great story about Gareth and Gwen.

This one was great. So many twists and turns before you get to the end.
Can't wait until the next one to see where we go from here.
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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 ...more

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“At first, you will think of Rhun with every breath. Then you will think of him every hour, and then twenty times a day. He will be the first thing you think of when you wake and the last when you go to sleep. “And then, one day, you will fall asleep too quickly to have thought of him. “That day will be a good one, and not because you’ve somehow betrayed your brother’s memory by forgetting him. On that day, you will be honoring his memory by learning to live without him.” 0 likes
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