Synopses & Reviews
The author of the 1.5 million-copy bestseller Sacajawea
now brings to life an extraordinary historical saga, capturing the breathtaking castle intrigue of medieval Wales and the passions that drove men and women to explore new horizons...
History would call her Brenda, the mistress of a powerful Welsh prince. But when she arrives at Gwynedd Castle, she is only a naive girl who cannot control her desire for Prince Owain-- until he decides to murder her child. Now, in a court filled with jealousy and betrayal, Brenda will harbor a dangerous secret-- and daringly become a Druid healer, a woman who steadily gains influence and cunning to protect her son Madoc at any cost. But soon a prophecy that has foreseen him as a messiah for the Druids and the finder of a faraway shore called America, will magnificently, thrillingly unfold...
"A richly drawn medieval saga with complex characters."--Library Journal
"Well-researched...Fully realized characters...Readers will appreciate the complex dynamics she portrays in her fact-filled epic."--Publishers Weekly
From the author of "Sacajawea" comes "a richly drawn medieval saga with complex characters" ("Library Journal"). Brenda, the mistress of a powerful Welsh prince, becomes a Druid healer and goes to great lengths to protect her son. According to prophecy, he is the messiah for the Druids--and the finder of a faraway shore called America. Martin's Press.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [495-498]).
About the Author
Anna Lee Waldo
teaches chemistry at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. She is the author of two previous novels, Sacajawea
, a 1.5 million-copy New York Times
bestseller for eight months, and Prairie