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The siege winter: a novel

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A New York Times Bestselling AuthorEngland, 1141. King Stephen and the Empress Matilda vie for the crown. In this dangerous world, a depraved monk kidnaps an eleven-year-old peasant and leaves her for dead. When Gwil finds Emma, she has no memory. An archer for hire, he dresses her as a boy, names her Penda, and teaches her to use a bow. Together they make their way to the small but strategic fortress of fifteen-year-old Maud, who has tempted fate by giving shelter to the empress.
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display_description"1141. 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 valuable. Gwyl 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 empress. Aided 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" -- A traumatized apprentice archer, disguised as a boy, and the young chatelaine of a strategically important fortress risk their lives to support the Empress Matilda's campaign for the throne of mid-12th-century England
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Archers -- Fiction
Audiobooks
Castles -- England -- Fiction
Civil war -- Great Britain -- 12th century -- Fiction
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FICTION / Thrillers / Historical
Great Britain -- History -- Stephen, 1135-1154 -- Fiction
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Fiction
Historical fiction
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Matilda, -- Empress, consort of Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor, -- 1102-1167
Matilda, -- Empress, consort of Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor, -- 1102-1167 -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
Princesses -- Great Britain -- Fiction
Stephen, -- King of England, -- 1097?-1154
Stephen, -- King of England, -- 1097?-1154 -- Fiction
Suspense fiction
Young women -- Fiction
title_displayThe siege winter
title_fullThe Siege Winter A Novel
The siege winter / Ariana Franklin and Samantha Norman
The siege winter [electronic resource] : a novel / Ariana Franklin and Samantha Norman
The siege winter [large print] / Ariana Franklin and Samantha Norman
title_shortThe siege winter
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Castles
Civil war
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Fiction
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History
Kings and rulers
Literature
Matilda
Princesses
Stephen
Thriller
Young women