The Wild Hunt
By Elizabeth Chadwick
The award-winning beginning of the RAVENSTOW TRILOGY: stunning historical detail, beguiling characters and superb storytelling.
In the wild, windswept Welsh marches a noble young lord rides homewards, embittered, angry and in danger. He is Guyon, lord of Ledworth, heir to threatened lands, husband-to-be of Judith of Ravenstow. Their union will save his lands - but they have yet to meet...
For this is Wales at the turn of the twelfth century. Dynasties forge and fight, and behind the precarious throne of William Rufus political intrigue is raging. Caught amidst the violence are Judith and Guyon, bound together yet poles apart. But when a dark secret from the past is revealed and the full horror of war crashes over Guyon and Judith, they are forced to face insurmountable odds. Together...
Much of Elizabeth Chadwick's research is carried out as a member of Regia Anglorum, an early mediaeval re-enactment society with emphasis on accurately re-creating the past. She also tutors in the skill of writing historial and romantic fiction. She won a Betty Trask Award for The Wild Hunt and has been shortlisted for the RNA Awards four times.
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04 Dec 2008
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A delight...with its brilliant evocation of early mediaeval Britain, enchanting love story and amusing narrative twists. THE WILD HUNT is highly recommended — TODAY
Thoroughly enjoyable — MAIL on Sunday
Opening an Elizabeth Chadwick novel is like meeting an old friend . . . This book was a particularly special encounter for me because I was reading for the first time the debut novel of an author I have come to love . . . No wonder there was a clamour for this reprint' Sue McNab, Essentials Guide — ‘Unashamedly romantic and full of that precise historical detail which makes Chadwick’s novels so rewarding, this is a reminder that this author’s talents were built to last’ Wigan Evening Post
A cracking read . . . As with all Chadwick sagas we get strong, memorable characters, richly-realised historic settings and terrific storytelling' Keighley News