Storms and Shadows
By Julie Anne Gates
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Published: Sep. 11, 2011
Words: 95,740 (approximate)
The novel follows the fortunes of the de Braose family and their relationship with King John. Responsible for the Abergavenny massacre, William de Braose is hated and despised by the Welsh. Things escalate when a maid, Ailith, joins the family as Matilda de Braose's maid. Troubled with visions of the future Ailith realizes that Matilda has a destiny that is darkly entwined with King John'
The year is 1210, and Ailith is at Windsor Castle witnessing the recovery of the bodies of Matilda de Braose and her eldest son, Will, from an oubliette beneath the floor of the round tower where they have been cruelly starved to death. First maid, then companion to Matilda, Ailith is caught up in the harrowing events that lead to them being incarcerated in a cold and lonely cell with no food, no water and at the end, no hope, and her story begins here. Taken into service at Bramber Castle in Sussex, in the year 1182, Ailith is inexorably drawn towards her new mistress, the ill-fated Matilda de Braose. She has no sooner arrived however, than she learns of William de Braose's reptuation as as a cruel and violent man following the massacre of Welsh princes at Abergavenny. William's ambitions lead him to be noticed by King John, and Ailith, the seventh child of the seventh child quickly realizes that their destinies are fatally entwined.
, magna carta
, king john
, de braose family
, twelfth and thirteenth century history
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