"I sought to commission you as my protector Lord Coenred, but I find in you a noble heart that I much admire."
Aldfrid was filled with a new certainty himself. When first he had seen Eawyn he had been stunned by her beauty. He had had his moment of doubt as to whether this young woman of such quality would even notice him, but she had. With confidence, he took her hands and pulled her a step … Continue reading
I have come to the end of publishing For Rapture of Ravens chapter by chapter on this blog. I started with The War Wolf and my hope was to inspire some discussion of my work, but to date that has failed. I have not received a single comment. At this point I am not planning … Continue reading Is it worth it?
I hate seeing errors of this nature in my work. I really do try to catch them all before the book goes to print, but, obviously, I am not as successful as I thought I was.
How would Coenred and Mildryth have felt if they had had the ability of true foresight?
And so, the Normans begin their invasion of England.
It is an inevitable part of war that warriors, no matter how brave or accomplished, will die. Alfrid's death has the added touch of tragedy because his youth.
Mildryth is ambivalent to say they least. She has realised that a man like Coenred would be highly prized by a great warchief, and who in the kingdom is greater than the King himself.
While King Harold is in the north of England, Duke Guillaume is best placed to take an advantage in the change of the weather.
As Coenred recovers from his wounds, with marvelous speed to the mind of a relieved Mildryth, King Harold discusses what to do for the benefit of the kingdom in the immediate future. At the same time, Wulfhere drifts into York looking for another opportunity to fill his purse.