Sleeper's Castle

Sleeper's Castle

Book - 2016
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Two women, centuries apart. One endless nightmare tearing Wales apart - and only they can stop it. Sunday Times bestselling author Barbara Erskine returns to Hay in the year that marks the 30th anniversary of her sensational debut bestseller, Lady of Hay. Hay-On-Wye, 1400 - War is brewing in the Welsh borders, Catrin is on the brink of womanhood and falling in love for the first time. Her father is a soothsayer, playing a dangerous game playing on the mixed loyalties and furious rivalries between welsh princes and English lords. For two hundred years, the Welsh people have lain under the English yoke, dreaming of independence. And finally it looks as though the charismatic Owain Glyndwr may be the man legend talks of. In the walls of Sleeper's Castle, Catrin finds herself caught in the middle of a doomed war as she is called upon to foretell Wales's destiny... And what she sees, is blood and war coming closer... Hay, 2015. Miranda has moved to Sleeper's Castle to escape and grieve. Slowly she feels herself coming to life in the solitude of the mountains. But every time she closes her eyes her dreams become more vivid. And she makes a connection with a young girl, who's screaming, who's reaching out... who only Miranda can help. Is she losing herself to time?
Publisher: London : HarperCollinsPublishers, 2016.
ISBN: 9780007513161
000751316X
Branch Call Number: ERS
Characteristics: 536 pages

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traceyrb
Sep 12, 2017

An interesting story of the Welsh rising under Owain Glyndŵr, the last true Prince of Wales.

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H22829688
Dec 26, 2016

Wasn't one of her best, in my opinion. Was slow going in places and the character of the mother in law was unbelievable and not necessary to the plot. The descriptions of the scenery was in her usual wonderful style and it had a few nail biting moments.

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finn75
Aug 04, 2016

An excellent story that takes the reader from medieval Wales to the present day. Erskine often uses this formula but this would have to be one of the better ones.

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jazpur
Aug 02, 2016

This one's magic. Celtic magic; a fitting visitation 30 years on from The Lady of Hay.

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