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Uneasy Lies the Crown, A Novel of Owain Glyndwr [Kindle Edition]

N. Gemini Sasson
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The story of Owain Glyndwr, the last Welsh Prince of Wales.

In the year 1399, Welsh nobleman Owain Glyndwr is living out a peaceful gentleman's life in the Dee Valley of Wales with his wife Margaret and their eleven children. But when Henry of Bolingbroke usurps the throne of England from his cousin Richard II, that tranquility is forever shattered. What starts as a feud with a neighboring English lord over a strip of land evolves into something greater--a fight for the very independence of Wales.

After a harrowing encounter on the misty slopes of Cadair Idris, the English knight Harry Hotspur offers Owain a pact he cannot resist.

Peace, however, comes with a heavy price. As tragedies mount and temptations loom, Owain questions whether he can fulfill the prophecies and lead his people to freedom without destroying those around him.

For centuries, the bards have sung of King Arthur's return, but is this reluctant warrior prince the answer to those prophecies?
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Other books by N. Gemini Sasson:
The Crown in the Heather (The Bruce Trilogy: Book I)
Worth Dying For (The Bruce Trilogy: Book II)
The Honor Due a King (The Bruce Trilogy: Book III)
Isabeau, A Novel of Queen Isabella and Sir Roger Mortimer
The King Must Die, Murder and revenge in the time of Edward III


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Books by N. Gemini Sasson:
  • In the Time of Kings (Time Travel Romance/Adventure set in Medieval Scotland), ***release date Sept. 14th, 2013***
  • The Crown in the Heather (The Bruce Trilogy: Book I)
  • Worth Dying For (The Bruce Trilogy: Book II)
  • The Honor Due a King (The Bruce Trilogy: Book III)
  • Isabeau: A Novel of Queen Isabella and Sir Roger Mortimer
  • The King Must Die: Murder and revenge in the time of Edward III
  • Uneasy Lies the Crown: A Novel of Owain Glyndwr

About the Author

N. Gemini Sasson is the author of six historical novels set in 14th and 15th century Scotland, England and Wales. Long after writing about Robert the Bruce and Queen Isabella, Sasson learned she is a descendant of both.

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  • File Size: 566 KB
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  • Publisher: Cader Idris Press (November 4, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A27A1UA
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61 of 62 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
Long a student of Celtic history, I always had a desire to know more of the traditions of the Welsh people and their nation. I mostly blame myself for failing until now, in finding the story of Owain Glyndwr, the last true Prince of Wales. Author Sasson has produced a remarkably readable account of his long struggle to gain Welsh independence from England. Well titled, It is a story of bravery, honor and decency as much as a story of the un-ease of an honest, noble man, raised up by forces out of his control, to lead a rebellion and assume a crown that was not his aim to ever wear. With the skill of a master storyteller, Sasson's writing is straightforward and accessible, with honest characters set into the flinty hardness and treachery of their times. Whether Owain's quest ultimately failed or not remains a question, as his blood still flows in Welsh veins and his people still take pride in his memory -- all the way to London.

As a fan of George RR Martin's fantasy work also, waiting patiently for his next book set in Westeros to be released, I found Sasson's Glyndwr stories, based upon historic record, to be as satisfying as any of The Song of Fire and Ices tales. So in addition to a recommendation to others interested in the historic record, I can make a hearty suggestion for other long suffering Martin fantasy fans to discover N. Gemini Sasson's writing. It will surprise you, sustain you and hold you captive.
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MUST READ! December 13, 2012
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I have yet to be disappointed by one of N. Gemini Sasson's novels. Her novels have the perfect balance of romance, adventure, and historical accuracy. This is the first novel I've read about the Welsh struggle for freedom, and I was able to learn so much about it from this book.

The characters/historical figures in this novel are written so incredibly well. As a reader you are completely pulled into their lives and struggles. Their stories are so incredible and well written. More than once, tears came to my eyes while reading. I found the story of Owain Glyndwr and his family to be absolutely fascinating. His long struggle for the freedom of his country is so inspiring. His family went through so much during his struggle for freedom. From the early years of love and happiness, and then through the years of sadness and pain while Owain struggled for the freedom of his country. It reminds me of the struggle that Robert the Bruce went through while attempting to save his country, Scotland.

I love Sasson's writing style. The way she describes the setting of the story, takes the reader right into the action. I was able to clearly picture the terrain of the Welsh lands while reading. I was able to `see' the battles taking place, and the different journeys that they were taking through the land. I love that she is able to describe things so clearly, without bogging the reader down with unnecessary details. The thoughts and feelings of the characters are described so clearly, that as a reader you almost feel what they're going through.

N. Gemini Sasson is an amazing author of historical fiction.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Owain Glyndwr and Wales come to life December 10, 2012
Format:Paperback
I loved this book, which brought to life the heroic persona Owain Glyndwr. I'd only heard snippets about him before, and I also have very little knowledge of Wales or Welsh history, although I've always been interested in reading more.

This book not only allowed me to see, to know, and to imagine this courageous man and his troubles and obligations, it also managed to bring Wales itself into vibrant reality. I was also drawn to Owain's wife, Margaret, and the author even succeeded in fleshing out the children. Owain is a flawed hero, and annoyed me once or twice. But that's part and parcel of being a man in this era, and actually makes a story more believable, and thus, more enjoyable.

Having read almost all of this author's books, I am decidedly a fan. She manages to recreate periods in history with immediacy and accuracy. Every time I read one of her books, my imagination is decidedly caught.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding storytelling May 7, 2013
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A long time fan of author N. Gemini Sasson, I was eager to read this, her latest novel. I expected to be dazzled with great story telling, and I truly was.
Known as the last true Welsh prince of Wales, Owain Glyndwr, dedicated his entire life in trying to secure Wale's freedom from English rule. A man of honor, greatly respected, and with the heart of a lion, Owain lives a happy life surrounded by his wife and children. As turmoil with the English increases, Owain soon finds himself torn away from his beloved family, leading a rebellion, and ultimately being adorned with a crown proclaiming him prince.
The author does an outstanding job of showing us not only Owain's finest qualities, but also his many faults, and it is this that made Owain seem real to me, for no one in this world is perfect. It is a testament to N. Gemini's talents as a writer that Owain truly comes alive while reading this book. What I was also more than impressed with was the fact that historical fact and complicated politics are skillfully presented in simple, easy to understand prose. The author leaves no stone unturned and does not shy away from writing detailed love scenes, battles, executions, and daily hardships faced by people in turbulent eras. Highly researched and meticulously written, The Uneasy Crown is a brilliant novel about a poignant hero and the sacrifices he made to fight for his country. If you've never read one of N. Gemini Sasson's novels, then definitely make this your first one. And if you've read her other books, know that this one is just as satisfying and brilliant as her others.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Always enjoy a good historical novel that has been well researched and written
Published 8 days ago by Cindy Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Well written and well researched. An excellent view into the history of Wales.
Published 20 days ago by Gill
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb
"The hills of Whales filled with men young and old starving to taste a dream". I believe that described the entire book in a nutshell. Read more
Published 25 days ago by Jeanette
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read!
N Gemini Sasson writes wonderful historical novels! I have read three of her books so far and have never been disappointed.
Published 1 month ago by Becca 1244
5.0 out of 5 stars I lost a lot of sleep not being able to put the book down
I am a fan of historical novels like this one. My favorite author is Sharon Kaye Penman. Sassoon equals Penman in this book. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Engineering Geek
2.0 out of 5 stars never finished
I just could not get into this story. Maybe will try again at another time when my mood is different!
Published 2 months ago by AZ to MI
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good book
I have read Ms. Sasson's Robert through Bruce Trilogy so I am familiar with her writing style. She does historical fiction very well. I am also interested in her subject matter. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Georgiemom
5.0 out of 5 stars a wordy review
Good good good good book . Great book. Amazon needs to change this so we don't waste time trying to write up a 50 page essay
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5.0 out of 5 stars Uneasy Lies the Crown, A Novel of Owein Glyndwr
N. Gemini Sassoon spins a marvelous tale of life at the end of the fourteenth century. The hero fights for freedom from the yolk of British domination. Read more
Published 2 months ago by V. Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Uneasy Lies the Crown
I enjoy reading 14 Century novels and history. I had never heard of Owain Glyndwr but he was a real person who lived in Wales during this time period. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Askid
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More About the Author

N. Gemini Sasson is the author of the contemporary novel, Say No More, and seven historical novels set in 14th and 15th century Scotland, England and Wales, including The Bruce Trilogy and Isabeau, A Novel of Queen Isabella and Sir Roger Mortimer (2011 IPPY Silver Medalist in Historical Fiction). Long after writing about Robert the Bruce and Queen Isabella, Sasson learned she is a descendant of both.

Sasson is also a lifelong runner, serial remodeler, intrepid gardener, and longtime dog owner. Her articles on the genetics of the natural bobtail in Australian Shepherds have been translated into seven languages.

If you'd like to learn more about N. Gemini Sasson's books or how to stalk her on Facebook, Twitter or via her blog, just go to www.ngeminisasson.com.

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