A god for a father and a magical sword as a legacy from that father sets Gwendolyn for a less than boring life She is guided in #the use of her magical sword by a Druid Priestess who shows up from time to time #use of her magical sword by a Druid Priestess who shows up from time to time help and teach "her Set during the crusades of Richard the Lion Heart Gwendolyn defies convention to become a knight As a "Set during the crusades of Richard the Lion Heart Gwendolyn defies convention to become a knight As a knight who has taken vows to keep their face covered and not speak until the Holy Land is reclaimed she is able to keep her identify
and live a double as the Lady Gwendoly and as Sir Eldwin of Radstock When her husband is captured by Salidin she travels to the Holy Land to fight for his freedom The story is well aced and moves along uicklyThe audio version of the book was read by an American who made John Saturnalls Feast poor attempts at British accents for characters I am baffled by the Druid Priestess who spoke with a Cockney accent The strange accents are the only reason I didn t give this book 5 starsI received the audio version of this book free from AudioBlast in exchange for my honest review The ueen of Knights by David Wind 55 starsMuch of the focus of this story seems to be in England and is based on the love between the Lady Gwendolyn and the Knight Miles Delong whose fates are determined by mysticalowers However there is a lot of stimulating rivalry later onThis novel is woven with many myths and fantasy elements which I enjoyed Much of the beginning is like a romantic dream with vibrant colours and beautiful settings combined to create a scene that is memorable both to the characters and the readerIt starts at a steady Blankets Of Fire pace but iticks up in style when we are introduced to the hulking cruel bull of a Knight Morgan of Guildswood who is repared to kill anybody who stands in the way of his marriage to Gwendolyn When Gwendolyn falls in love with Miles Delong a rivalry begins Expect very well described and exciting battles in melees and classic confrontations between good and evil These battles were the highlights for me and the author rovided Mr Beans Diary plenty of this type of excitement which continued throughoutThe last third is concerned with the Crusades The scene the authoraints is vivid and yet again Vanishing Cream Oxford Reading Tree Stage 5 More Stories A proves his descriptive skill Is it Richard the Lionheart versus Saladin Yes to an extent However the overarching conflict in this section seems to be between Gwendolyn and Saladin the latter who is depicted as a magnanimous ruler whose oath restricts his moral choices Overall this was a magnificent well rounded read interspersed with battles excitement love history myth and fantasy I respect the author for a lengthy novel that never disappointed I LOVE reading about Knights and the crusades The medieval fantasy aspects woven into the story it just took me to a differentlace One hell of a history lessonI loved the Tales of Neveah series But this bookPuts a whole new spin on British history and the Crusades Bravo David bravo Prophecies Battles Druids Deceit Good Evil Betrayal History Magic Myths and Love All of these elements and are combined with Historical figure s and woven into a really good well written interesting enjoyable and entertaining story Intertwined with mythical and magical element s Gwendolyn s birth. In the days of Richard The Lion Heart Gwendolyn was born Conceived within the Druid mists at the Pool of Pendragon and as rophesied by a Druid Priestess she grew into womanhood and became the most owerful knight the world had ever seen When Miles Delong Earl of Radstock and military adviser to King. .Secret And Live A Double
Was told by rophecy as was her #destiny To be the Knight who wields the silver sword The story moves along at a retty #To be the Knight who wields the silver sword The story moves along at a retty Some Fun Tonight Some Fun Tonight 1 pace and there is a lot that happens Even though the main character is a women in a medieval setting there islenty of action and detailed battle scenes It is nice to have a strong confident and intelligent female lead especially in a medieval storyGreat characters This is the first book by David Wind that I have read but it will not be the last He has made a fan of meHollie Jackson has a nice smooth easy to listen to voice She did a good job on this story I have listened to several other books she has narrated and done a great job For this story she may not have been the right choice Even though the story s setting and the character s are in England the character s have only a slight English accent this Dancing To Almendra pulls you out of the story somewhat For me this is not really an issue but I know for others it is This audiobook wasrovided by the author narrator or The Interpreters Edge Turbo Supplement publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoomcom Review of Audio Format Very Well DoneAost Arthurian tale with a bit of a twist Gwendolyn is born from mystery and mists of the Pool of Pendragon She is secretly trained by her mother until her death and then by her husband to become the greatest night in the British empire When Miles of Radstock is given to Saldin sultan of the Moors for revenge can Gwendolyn save her husband so that her legacy is safe and her destiny can be fulfilledThis is an intriguing read with a thoughtful lot and fully developed characters Some of the conflicts joining and fight scenes get a little repetitive but overall it kept me engaged and I was entertained to the end Gwendolyn is truly a fearsome creature to behold and one not many men would go up against Richard is nuanced as I haven t seen before up against Richard is nuanced as I haven t seen before even Robin Hood makes an appearance and assists our heroine In short there is much to entertain and divert in this listenThe narration was good and I enjoyed Hollie Jackson s ability to erform the dialogue I received this audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review This book was not what I was expecting it was better I love knights and the legends that have grown around them and this book did not disappoint The opening At pages took me to alace I rarely visit the fantasy area of my mind Overall this historical fantasy kept be wrapped within the story through every single Salir A Robar Caballos Out Stealing Horses page Therotagonists were well drawn and interesting the Behind The Curtain Soulgirls 5 places intriguing and the storyerfectly crafted I recommend this one for everyone ueen Of Knights by David WindGwendolyn is one of the most Big Thursday powerful female knights in the world Miles Delong Earl of Radstock and military adviser to King Richard sees Gwendolyn and teachers her how to fight Gwendolyn falls in love with Sir Miles Together they fight many wars in their home land and the Holy Land She fights through the bloody crusades and became known as the ueen of KnightsA well written story with Medieval history and fantasy to make a suspense filled dramatic story Withlenty of action and a bit of romance I found the lot intriguing Vivid details brings you into the story Gwendolyn Richard first saw her he was lost to her beauty and might He taught her the art of war but it was Gwendolyn who taught Sir Miles the art of love Together Gwendolyn and Myles fought their enemies both at home and in the Holy Land But it was not until Sir Miles was treacherously given over to Saladin th.
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"the same time she is to fight "same time she is willing to fight is a strong female lead I love that in a story The reference to Medieval England and The Midd It was difficult to define this book as it was a combination of historical fiction and fantasy Historical because it was set at the time of Richard the Lionheart in England and indeed Richard is a character in the book But it is fantasy in that Gwendolyn is born out of the union of a mortal woman and a kind of god and she wields unearthly owers I listened to the audiobook so as usual there are two aspects to the reviewThe first was the story itself I wavered between really liking it and being frustrated with it The aspects I liked were the character of the strong woman who trains to be a knight against all convention I also liked the tension that grew during her fights which kept me listening However there was too much which was foretold which actually removed much of the surprise it was written in the stars so you knew right from the outset it was going to happen Also there was a lot of repetition in the language and the mystical episodes which Gwendolyn experienced simply became tedious Also I know it #wasn t supposed to be historical fiction but I couldn t help but lose my sense #t supposed to be historical fiction but I couldn t help but lose my sense belief when Gwendolyn managed to insult the king beat knights who had years of battle experience after only training for a year yes I know that was The Sands Of Time The Hermux Tantamoq Adventures 2 pre ordained as well fall in love with someone within seconds of meeting himre ordained again and virtually beat the whole Saracen army single handedly Super woman indeed but she could have done with a flaw or two to make her a bit believable obviously flaws weren t re ordainedAs for the erformance I am going to get on my accent soapbox again I m afraid This is set in England and all of the characters are English so why couldn t they have used an English narrator The American accent immediately annoyed me not because there was anything wrong with it Metabletica Of Leer Der Veranderingen per se but because it was just wrong for the story But let s just accept for a moment that the accent is Americanlease Baroque V N Hoa please don t try and do a British accent Everyone sounded like a bad version of Joanna Lumley even the men And worse the Druid Priestess suddenly spouted random cockney words Why It wasn t as if the whole character spoke cockney just the odd word here or there I cringed every time It was a shameerhaps my enjoyment of the whole book was affected by the Beaver Dam performance but I firmly believe that if your book is set in Britain it would be a whole lot convincing if the accent was true to lifeThis audiobook was given by the author narrator orublisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom I read this one a couple of year ago I am catching up on my reviews and thought it was great It s a combination of a medieval historical and fantasy about 12th century England and has Richard the Lion Heart don t groan he s got only a small Eastward To Tartary partand a few other mythical characters and then he takes you The story takes you from England to the Middle East to the Holy Land But the real kick of this book is the fantasy element and David Wind handles this with consummate skill. E King of the Moors that Gwendolyn left England's Druid Groves and went to the Holy Land not as Gwendolyn Delong wife of the Earl of Radstock but as Sir Eldwin of Radstock where she led the fight through the bloody Crusades and into to the very Court of Saladin that the ueen of Knights became a legend.