The Siege Winter

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A 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 war.

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.


  • SiegeWinter_01_Open

    Duração: 13s
  • SiegeWinter_02_Prologue

    Duração: 09min
  • SiegeWinter_03_Chapter1

    Duração: 15min
  • SiegeWinter_04_Chapter2

    Duração: 23min
  • SiegeWinter_05_Chapter3

    Duração: 33min
  • SiegeWinter_06_Chapter4

    Duração: 15min
  • SiegeWinter_07_Chapter5

    Duração: 08min
  • SiegeWinter_08_Chapter6

    Duração: 51min
  • SiegeWinter_09_Chapter7

    Duração: 07min
  • SiegeWinter_10_Chapter8

    Duração: 01h08min
  • SiegeWinter_11_Chapter9

    Duração: 04min
  • SiegeWinter_12_Chapter10

    Duração: 01h08min
  • SiegeWinter_13_Chapter11

    Duração: 25min
  • SiegeWinter_14_Chapter12

    Duração: 18min
  • SiegeWinter_15_Chapter13

    Duração: 18min
  • SiegeWinter_16_Chapter14

    Duração: 21min
  • SiegeWinter_17_Chapter15

    Duração: 04min
  • SiegeWinter_18_Chapter16

    Duração: 14min
  • SiegeWinter_19_Chapter17

    Duração: 10min
  • SiegeWinter_20_Chapter18

    Duração: 15min
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