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  1. says:

    I’m not a great fan of historical fiction but I loved the Adelia Aguilar books of Ariana Franklin She avoided everything I dislike about the genre and wrote so vividly with so much fun creating characters that were real lovable and enduring And so like many other Franklin fans I’ve been eager for Ariana’s daughter Samantha

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    One of the best British historical novels I have read and I have read many This passionate fast moving and atmospheric novel captures the brutality and horror of the civil war in England in the 12th century between King Stephen and

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    First Sentence It is a wood paneled room of sumptuous size—the abbots of Perton have always done themselves well In 1141 England was engulfed in civil war between King Stephen and his cousin the Empress Matilda over who would wear the crown It is 1180 and a dying abbot has one last important task to accomplish He summon

  4. says:

    I loved Franklin's books but I'm sorry to say that I couldn't finish this one It adopts a contemporary tone in the dialogue especially which I found intensely irritating Characters from the 12th century say things like 'Yuck' and 'Totally' This sits oddly alongside the meticulous depiction of clothes etc of the time It's riddled with anachronisms for example a character likens opposing soldiers to apes And wh

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    Setting Medieval EnglandThe story opens when Henry I dies without leaving a heir and the country is sent into a state of anarchy which begins the story of the battle for the crown between Matilda and her cousin Stephan Em a young peasant gir

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    I've given this an A for both content and narration at AudioGalsThe Siege Winter is a superbly written and thoroughly enjoyable piece of historical fiction set in twelfth century England at a time of great uncertainty and upheaval The country is being torn apart by what is in essence a civil war between the suppo

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    35 rounded to 4 Very readable engaging novel set in the 12th century civil war in England between Matilda and Stephen for the throne A dying abbot relates the events of the novel to a scribe The story involves a young girl Emma rescued after violation by an evil monk and left for dead by a mercenary soldier Gwil She is disguised as a boy fo

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    If given the choice to take it or leave it I would have to leave this one behind I love historical fiction and by that I mean full throttle historical fiction This was not that I could possibly overlook the collouial differences but the 'telling' was just too contemporary for the time period given And oh the language I don't mind gritty language but this felt so gratuitous It was a constant onslaught and it hardly even f

  9. says:

    The Winter Siegeby Ariana Franklin Samantha NormanSynopsisA powerful historical novel by the late Ariana Franklin and her daughter Samantha Norman The Siege Winter is a tour de force mystery and murder adventure and intrigue a battle for a cro

  10. says:

    What fans of good historical fiction mysteries weren’t devastated to hear about the death of the writer Ariana Franklin pen name of Diana Norman in 2011? She did leave us a wonderful gift however a final novel completed by her daughter Samantha Norman and it is a very good work indeedThis book is not part of

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The Siege Winter

It's 12 Century England and the civil war between ueen Matilda and King Stephen is raging But life in the fens carries on as usual Until the mercenaries ride through And a small red haired girl named Em is snatched and carried off After the soldiers have finished with her they leave her for dead But fenland girls are not easy to kill Although. One of the best British historical novels I have read and I have read many This passionate fast moving and atmospheric novel captures the brutality and horror of the civil war in England in the 12th century between King Stephen and the Empress MatildaThe characters are deep and well rounded and you get caught up in the dramaA Breton mercenary Gwil fighting in the Cambridgeshire Fens stumbles across Emma an eleven year old peasant girl who has been raped and severely hurt by a devil in a monk s guise who has obsessively rapes and murders red haired girlsHe adopts her and teaches her to shoot a bow and she becomes an expert archerMeanwhile a 15 year old noblewoman Maud is forced to marry an older brute of a nobleman arrogant boorish and callous But she soon shows her metal and comes into her ownA much sought after parchment comes into play and puts our friends in dangerCaptures the sights sounds smells and emotions of 12th century England I was glued for every sentence and finshed it in two days One comes to deeply care about the two girls who the novel centers aroundThis is a book you must read if you like historical fiction Ariana Franklin was master story teller and will be sorely missed

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Red haired girl He has some unfinished business with her and he is determined to finish it And one freezing winter in a castle completely besieged he might well get his chanceWinter Siege is a stand alone historical novel started by the late Diana Norman under her pseudonym Ariana Franklin It has been completed by her daughter Samantha Norma. The Winter Siegeby Ariana Franklin Samantha NormanSynopsisA powerful historical novel by the late Ariana Franklin and her daughter Samantha Norman The Siege Winter is a tour de force mystery and murder adventure and intrigue a battle for a crown told by two courageous young women whose fates are intertwined in twelfth century England s devastating civil war1141 England is engulfed in war as King Stephen and his cousin the Empress Matilda vie for the crown In this dangerous world not even Emma an eleven year old peasant is safe A depraved monk obsessed with redheads kidnaps the ginger haired girl from her village and leaves her for dead When an archer for hire named Gwyl finds her she has no memory of her previous life Unable to abandon her Gwyl takes the girl with him dressing her as a boy giving her a new name Penda and teaching her to use a bow But Gwyn knows that the man who hurt Penda roams free and that a scrap of evidence she possesses could be very valuableGwyl and Penda make their way to Kenilworth a small but strategically important fortress that belongs to fifteen year old Maud Newly wedded to a boorish and much older husband after her father s death the fierce and determined young chatelaine tempts fate and Stephen s murderous wrath when she gives shelter to the empressAided by a garrison of mercenaries including Gwyl and his odd red headed apprentice Maud will stave off Stephen s siege for a long brutal winter that will bring a host of visitors to Kenilworth kings soldiers and a sinister monk with deadly business to finish ReviewThis was a captivating and compelling tale filled with fascinating characters who drive the plot as much as the tempestuous backdrop Ariana Franklin and Samantha Norman have captured the historical setting and the trials and tribulations during a turbulant period in history and delivered a masterfully told novel that readers of historical fiction will enjoy emensely4 stars

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She has lost all memory of her past life including her name Em survives and teams up with Gwyl a Breton archer who has almost completely lost faith in humanity Together Gwyl and his new protege now crop headed and disguised as a boy travel through the countryside giving archery exhibitions But there is one man who hasn't forgotten the little. I ve given this an A for both content and narration at AudioGalsThe Siege Winter is a superbly written and thoroughly enjoyable piece of historical fiction set in twelfth century England at a time of great uncertainty and upheaval The country is being torn apart by what is in essence a civil war between the supporters of the Empress Matilda daughter of the late King Henry and those of her cousin and Henry s successor King Stephen The bulk of the tale is set between 1141 and 1143 but the story is told in the form of a story within a story as the events of the 1140s are related by a dying abbot to his scribe almost forty years laterYou can read the rest of this review at AudioGals

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About the Author: Ariana Franklin

Diana Norman A former journalist Norman had written several critically acclaimed biographies and historical novels She lived in Hertfordshire England with her husband the film critic Barry Norman NoteThe Death Maze UK is published as The Serpent's Tale in the US Relics of the Dead UK is published as Grave Goods in the USThe Assassin's Prayer UK is published as A Murderous Procession in the US