The Blood of Kings
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  • 1
    A Land Divided: The Blood of Kings, Book 1 | K. M. Ashman

    A Land Divided: The Blood of Kings, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By K. M. Ashman
    • Narrated By Napoleon Ryan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (50)
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    (45)
    Story
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    1081. William's bloody conquest is over and Britain is under Norman rule. But one bastion of resistance remains: Wales. A divided land where brother fights brother and kings battle for power. The English use this to further their own ends, and while one king is tempted by an offer he cannot resist, the others wage war over long-forgotten feuds.

    A very entertaining story of Welsh history.

    Knowing very little of medieval Welsh history and it's brief nationhood, I found Ashman's tale to be riveting for fans of historical fiction. Mr. Ryan..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 12 2017 by Ronald (Monroe, CT, United States)
  • 2
    A Wounded Realm: The Blood of Kings, Book 2 | K. M. Ashman

    A Wounded Realm: The Blood of Kings, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By K. M. Ashman
    • Narrated By Napoleon Ryan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
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    Gruffydd ap Cynan is missing, his army scattered. Twelve long years have passed since the king was taken prisoner and his people think him long dead. In the dirty shadows of Chester Castle, a beaten prisoner looks up from the squalor of the street. Dressed in rags, mocked and pelted with filth, he seems a broken man. Yet deep inside, the desire for freedom burns like the hottest furnace.

    steeped in Welsh history

    I loved the continuation of the story and found it fascinating. Can't wait for more.

    Reviewed on September 18 2017 by B. Dillon (Dallas, Texas)
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    Rebellion's Forge: The Blood of Kings, Book 3 | K. M. Ashman

    Rebellion's Forge: The Blood of Kings, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By K. M. Ashman
    • Narrated By Simon Mattacks
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (26)

    An uneasy peace reigns in Wales. It's 1109 and the truce with England hangs by the thinnest of threads. While King Gruffydd ap Cynan's rule of law holds in the north, a spirit of rebellion is rising in the south, as tearaway princes and rebels grow to resent England's oppression of their homeland. And when Nesta, married off in a political move by England's King Henry, leaves the safety of her husband's castle to attend a celebration, the rebels seize their opportunity.

    not as good as it could have been

    narration was crap not like the first two books could have done a better job

    Reviewed on April 10 2017 by shane ()