Bride of the Spear

Kathleen Herbert

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Bride of the Spear

Bride of the Spear In this third of Herbert s trilogy set during the Dark Ages of Britian she demonstrates her instinctive feeling for the violent heathenish age that ensued after the departure of the Roman legions an

  • Title: Bride of the Spear
  • Author: Kathleen Herbert
  • ISBN: 9780312021733
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In this third of Herbert s trilogy set during the Dark Ages of Britian, she demonstrates her instinctive feeling for the violent, heathenish age that ensued after the departure of the Roman legions and during Arthur s ill fated attempts to unite England The heroine here is Taniu, daughter of the King of Loth, haunted by a dark Druid rite as she grows up, which turned herIn this third of Herbert s trilogy set during the Dark Ages of Britian, she demonstrates her instinctive feeling for the violent, heathenish age that ensued after the departure of the Roman legions and during Arthur s ill fated attempts to unite England The heroine here is Taniu, daughter of the King of Loth, haunted by a dark Druid rite as she grows up, which turned her against sex and marriage Even after she meets, loves, and is affianced to Owain, Prince of Cumbria, she resists, saying, I d gladly work in a barn or a cattle byre if I could only keep my maidenhead Her father banishes her but that is when Taniu s real adventures begin

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    1. Tish on said:

      Set in "the North, after the time of Arthur," this is a tale of star-crossed lovers from the royal families of rival kingdoms. What made this a good book is how skillfully the author wove this story into a layered tapestry depicting the history, alliances, and issues of the time. Every scene had attention to detail (clothing, food, weaponry, etc.) and her writing is fluent and evocative. I made good use of the map and lists of place names and characters. I wish there had been an author's note a [...]

    2. Johanna on said:

      Tragically this book started out strong and then just fell apart about half way through. And the bow tie ending made absolutely zero sense. I am still not even sure what I read. now the author is a great historian and I can't fault her historical detail, but her writing on humans is sub par. in addition, why are all the Pagans bad guys and all the Christians good? too tidy, too dull.

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