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by Sharon Kay Penman
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Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 5 years ago
I can now say I've read all of Penman's novels, a baker's dozen of them, and my favorites remain The Sunne in Splendour and the first novel in the Welsh Princes trilogy, Here Be Dragons. I'd say this ranks just the next level down--a four and a half, rather than a five. Not to be counted among my fa...
A Tale of Two Pages
A Tale of Two Pages rated it 9 years ago
I cannot believe this trilogy is over! I absolutely loved these books!! (longer review coming when I have time to write it!)
helenliz
helenliz rated it 10 years ago
Follow on from "Falls the Shadow". Picks up after a gap of 5 years, and concentrates on the story of Llewelyn and the end of an independant Wales. I'm left with the urge the give Edward I a massive thump for being so blinkered and almost hypocritical, as well as to give David (Llewelyn's younger br...
By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it 10 years ago
The last book in Penman’s Welsh trilogy. This book was so insanely tragic, I can’t even tell you. I read it with a (metaphorical) hand over my eyes, thinking, “SURELY NOT. SURELY this will not actually happen as I think it’s going to.” But it did. Nonetheless, it’s very good. [May 2011]
misfitandmom
misfitandmom rated it 16 years ago
What a great book. Along with an engrossing story I learned much about English history that I had never heard of before. I have to admit, some of the things that came up during the courtship/marriage of Llewellen and Ellen seemed absolutely bizarre, and then I searched the internet on these characte...
Merle
Merle rated it 52 years ago
The Reckoning is a solid read and a better book than Falls the Shadow, so I give it four stars despite some reservations. This last installment of Penman's Welsh trilogy covers the years 1271-1283, as Edward I wages war on Wales in his determination to bring the entire island under English rule. Lle...
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