Series: Caitlyn #1
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on October 14, 2017
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Also by this author: A Stain on the Soul, Another Kind of Magic
A dead king, a queen who is more than she seems, and a witch who uses the dark arts to entrap her. Queen, widow, beggar - Lady Caitlyn is all three, and now she can add murderer to the list. When death and treachery propels her south to Normandy, to seek sanctuary with the exiled Prince Alfred, visions of a woman with ancient eyes travel with her. Herleva is a woman filled with ambition and greed. A woman who intends to be more than a commoner. A woman who gets what she wants by whatever means possible, even if she has to practice the dark arts to achieve her goals. A woman who is a witch. Caitlyn finds herself caught up in a magic which changes her very being. A magic which produces a king to change the lives of every man, woman, and child in England.
Happy book birthday Elizabeth!
Bloody, bloody, bloody loved this book to pieces! Haha sorry I couldn’t resist, not funny I know. However, I did bloody love it! I was not sure of this book, and the first time around that the email was sent round requesting people on the tour, not going to lie I didn’t sign up. It was only later on, down the line, the book kept coming back to me, so I signed up for all three books! Boy am I glad I did (although maybe there is witchcraft at play here!)
The blurb, not going to lie confused me at first, and I just couldn’t get my head around what it was about. (Simple folk here) Then I turned my kindle on and within the first sentence I knew why the book was called “Three Bloody pieces” well I was sold and before I knew it, I was off on an adventure.
Set in olden times, so way before phones and social media and way before that! Lady Caitlyn has had a rather pants introduction to us, her life has literally, minutes before we meet her, turned upside down in a gruesome way and is on now fleeing her land, with two trusted men Idris and his surviving son Cai. Fleeing Wales, where she is being hunted down, her father the king being murdered and her husband too being murdered by Seisyll who just wants her land. They flee to meet up with a trusted man of Idris, Lord Wulfstan, and once they get there, it all goes a bit Pete tong moreso than before!
Whilst on their travels, Caitlyn keeps having these vivid visions, daydreams just downright frightening images in her head but they couldn’t be real could they? All she knows she is being drawn (un)willingly to meet a woman called Herleva! At the same time, these visions are there to help her, discovering the truth about people she held dear and trusted!!!
This is where I stop telling you about the book, because I don’t want to ruin it! This is such a fantastic historical piece of fiction, with Castles, Lords, Kings and Queens, Invasions and betrayal! Throw in some witches and shifting you are magically thrown back
I must admit I had a bit of a girl crush on Caitlyn, this doesn’t happen often, I thought she was such a fab but proper woman of the ages, she was strong and she clearly knew what was wrong and right. (Plus check out the front cover!) Tried to keep the peace but she was not whiney in the slightest. She held her own whilst surviving in her new found life.
I was swept away with this book, it held me and I am glad that again I took the plunge to read this book. I can’t wait for the second book! Excited just thinking about it!
*Thank you so much to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources and the author Elizabeth Davies for a copy of this book in return for my honest and unbiased review*
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