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Nominated for a 2018 Audie Award, Best Female Narrator!

A peace that must be defended. A vow that must be broken.

It is the final decade of the ninth century. The Peace between Wessex and the Danes long-settled in the Danelaw erodes. A new onslaught of Danes attacks Angle-land, trying once and for all to destroy ælfred. Ceric of Kilton, now a young man, travels across Kingdoms to visit his friend, Hrald of Four Stones - and to see Ashild, whom he desires for his wife. But renewed hostilities threaten Ceric's hopes for deeper ties between strongholds.

And hundreds of leagues away on the Baltic island of Gotland, Hrald's father, Sidroc the Dane, must defy his Gods. The revered Hammer of Thor. The sacred Cross of the Christians. And the conflict that pits two beliefs, two great war-chiefs, and three young people against each other. A new generation beckons you....  

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©2017 Octavia Randolph (P)2017 Octavia Randolph

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one more book please!??

I loved this well written series of books; the characters are amazing. I am so happy to see the next book is out. Of course. I will wait for audible. I recommend this series for lovers of historical sagas that are well researched and developed. I will enjoy mine again and again. This narrator is the best I have heard and you will love her too.

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My favorite

I absolutely love this series. Book Six is terrific! It is very entertaining! I can't wait for Book Seven!

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Such a Spectacular Series!

This book in the series brings many threads together from the previous ones in the marvelous saga and leaves me eager to continue as soon as the next book comes out!

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great story.

The narrator had issues with where to pause and it was distracting as a listener. The inflection didnt always match the intensity of the story but the writing was very good and helped to finish the story.

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Another wonderful chapter in this series!

The reading was brilliant and the storyline difficult to turn off. I can't wait for the next installment!

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Circle of Ceridwen series

This was a great series, very enjoyable. Characters were well defined and the story had depth. Material was well researched. I was sad that there were no more books in the series.

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Heavy is the heart

I will miss all the characters so much . It was a great ending but it was an ending. I thought this book the very best of the saga.

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A Worthy Installment

Octavia is a marvel. Her stories are written in a beautiful prose. She is adept at painting pictures with perfect color and texture so readers feel actually present in the scenes as an invisible witness (a fly in the wall). Her stories are no less than simply riveting. I have to hand her the credit she deserves on one point: she knows which direction her audience would like events to unfold, and she gives them want they want, but not before taking them on a jolly good ride, heart-stoppingly close to the edge. It is this trick that makes her books addictive. She doesn’t use the cheap tricks sone authors use to elicit deep emotion. She relies, instead, on her skill as a story teller and she treats her characters and readers alike with her upmost respect. She herself is like the great ladies of the great halls she writes about. Inviting guests in to her grace with the promise of a heady but excellent mead. The narrator, Nano Nagle, was born to read these stories to us. She is an artist who knows the characters, her regard of them remains consistent from one book to another. It is evident she deeply cares for and respects the people that Octavia writes about. Together, they create a perfect delight.

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great battles and good fight scenes

just finished book 6 it was awesome looking forward to book 7. but l Auto booked all six novels in a roll and now the narrator's voice is narrating my dreams, but she's pretty good so that's awesome too. :)

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This series needs another book.

I enjoyed the series, however I feel like the story is left untold, and needs another book.