Friday, August 23, 2013

Children of Time by Sarah Woodbury

Children of Time (After Cilmeri #4)
"November 1288. Bereft of a king or rightful heir, England hurtles towards civil war for the second time in a generation. When David, Prince of Wales, and his wife, Lili, travel to London to attend the wedding of William de Bohun and Princess Joan, they have no intention of involving themselves in local politics.

But as infighting leads to murder, David and Lili find themselves at the center of a far-reaching conspiracy. Trapped between history and legend, they must decide how much they are willing to sacrifice to save not only their own country, but the people of England as well.

Meanwhile, back in Wales, Llywelyn and Meg discover that time is no barrier to either adventure or trouble ...

Children of Time, book four in the After Cilmeri series, continues the story of Llywelyn, Meg, and their children in the medieval kingdom of Wales."
Main Characters;
Main Characters:
The Welsh:
David ap Llywelyn, Dafydd, Prince of Wales
Ieuan ap Cynan, Welsh knight
Bronwen Llywelyn, an Amercian married to Ieuan
Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, King of Wales, David's father
Marged, Queen of Wales, Mother of David and Anna
Anna, David's half sister
Mathonwy ap Rhys, Anna's husband; nephew to Llywelyn
Cadell, son of Anna and Math
Bevyn, Welsh knight
Nicholas de Carew, Norman/Welsh lord
The English:
Edward l (deceased), King of England
Eleanor of England, Edward's daughter
Joan of England,Edward's daughter
Sir John de Falkes, Castellan of Carlisle Castle
Humphrey de Bohun, Regent of Hereford
William de Bohun, Humphrey's son
Maud de Bohun, Humphrey's wife
John Peckham, Archbishop of Canterbury
Edmund Mortimer, Lord of the March
Gilbert de Clare, Lord of the March
My review:
Children of Time is Book 4 of the After Climeri Series.
In this book, the chapters are from each of the main characters and what they feel and think. It was not confusing to go back and forth with the chapters.
King Arthur is brought into this book and I personally liked the addition.
No sex and the language is not bad. I think these books would be good reads for young people interested in history.
I think the readers should read the prequel, Daughter of Time, but each book does stand alone.
I am giving this book a 5 star because it held my interest. It is a fast read.
I got my copy to read from my library system.
Dedicated to my sister (who is nothing like Megs's sister even if they live in the same house)


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