The Circle of Ceridwen
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  • 1
    The Circle of Ceridwen: The Circle of Ceridwen Saga, Book 1 | Octavia Randolph

    The Circle of Ceridwen: The Circle of Ceridwen Saga, Book 1

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    • By Octavia Randolph
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    It is the year 871, when England was Angle-Land. Of seven Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, five have fallen to the invading Vikings. No trait is more valued than loyalty, and no possession more precious than one's steel. Across this war-torn landscape travels 15-year-old Ceridwen, now thrust into the lives of the conquerors.

    I feel like I've waited FOREVER for this day!


    Great historical novels are rare, and great historical series are even more rare. Not surprising, since for those who love them, we demand authen..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 05 2017 by bluestategirl (Vermont)
  • 2
    Ceridwen of Kilton: The Circle of Ceridwen Saga, Book 2 | Octavia Randolph

    Ceridwen of Kilton: The Circle of Ceridwen Saga, Book 2

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    • By Octavia Randolph
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    Ninth-century Saxon England crumbles under the onslaught of a relentless foe - the Danish Vikings. Ceridwen, a young woman with divided loyalties, watches as the peace and plenty she enjoys at the Saxon stronghold of Kilton gives way to wary watchfulness. Her dearest friend, Ælfwyn, sold in marriage to a Dane in a desperate bid for peace, travels to Kilton and recounts the events that befell the fortress of Four Stones in captured Lindisse.

    The Crumbling of 9th-Century Saxon England!

    As in Book 1, seeing how the protagonist, Ceridwen of Kilton, navigates her way in and out of challenging and dangerous situations.

    Reviewed on January 19 2017 by Kim Meseck (Jamison, PA United States)
  • 3
    The Claiming: The Circle of Ceridwen Saga, Book 3 | Octavia Randolph

    The Claiming: The Circle of Ceridwen Saga, Book 3

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    • By Octavia Randolph
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    Sidroc the Dane has been in Angle-land for 12 years. The first nine were all hard fighting. He has won treasure beyond counting, and now peace for his men. But there is one thing he still desires: Ceridwen as his wife. Now Fate conspires to tear Ceridwen and Sidroc away from Angle-land. Thrust together amidst great danger and hardship they fight to survive - and fight each other.

    Liked it

    Third installment, and knowing the characters better, able to envision the life during this period. Also doing a little research of this period helpe..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 01 2017 by Kathy (Baytown, TX, United States)
  • 4
    The Hall of Tyr: Book Four of The Circle of Ceridwen Saga | Octavia Randolph

    The Hall of Tyr: Book Four of The Circle of Ceridwen Saga

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    • By Octavia Randolph
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    The year is 881. Ten years have passed since fifteen year old Ceridwen set out from her Priory home to make her own life. She has known love and loss, triumph and heartbreak. Yet the Circle which has moved about her is largely intact, although the counterpoint has changed, bringing with it the hope of renewed love. Ceridwen and Sidroc build their new lives together on the Baltic island of Gotland, where they are free and unknown.

    Totally absorbed in the 9th century

    Reading well-written and well-researched Historical Fiction, I get the sense that I am solidly standing in the shoulders of my ancestors, able to bett..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 13 2017 by Catiya Gainor ()
  • 5
    Tindr: Book Five of The Circle of Ceridwen Saga | Octavia Randolph

    Tindr: Book Five of The Circle of Ceridwen Saga

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    • By Octavia Randolph
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    Tindr is handsome, kind, and the best hunter in 9th century Gotland. He possesses a deep empathy with animals, which powers his reverence towards the game he takes to survive. But he is also deaf, which closes him off from the society that surrounds him - and seemingly, from finding love. Devoted parents and friends can't protect young Tindr from the bully who taunts him, from jealousy that turns murderous, or from the threat of surrender to the allure of the Lady of the Forest, who might destroy him.

    Another great book

    When I first started this audiobook I wasn't sure if I was going to like it. At first, to me , it didn't seem like it fit in the Saga. but as the stor..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 16 2017 by Amazon Customer ()
  • 6
    Silver Hammer, Golden Cross: The Circle of Ceridwen Saga, Book 6 | Octavia Randolph

    Silver Hammer, Golden Cross: The Circle of Ceridwen Saga, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Octavia Randolph
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    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. 

    Addictive story line

    Well written historical fiction that grips from book one on. I’m looking forward to book 7!!

    Reviewed on December 16 2017 by zumamama (Chico, CA)