An anthology of essays from the second year of the English Historical Fiction Authors blog, this book transports the listener across the centuries from prehistoric to 20th-century Britain. Nearly 50 different authors share the stories, incidents, and insights discovered while doing research for their own historical novels. From medieval law and literature to Tudor queens and courtiers, from Stuart royals and rebels to Regency soldiers and social calls, experience the panorama of Britain´s yesteryear. Explore the history behind the fiction and discover the true tales surrounding Britain´s castles, customs, and kings. Volume two is a stand-alone book of essays that does not need to be heard in conjunction with volume one. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ruth Golding. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/066862/bk_acx0_066862_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The defense of Castle Elfwood, hidden in an enchanted forest in Albion, from barbarians and the unearthly Orcs depends on four young people - a lord, a magician, a druidess, and an orphan - in the first book of the series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Patrick Cronin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/007710/bk_adbl_007710_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Archer´s Castle is the second book in an exciting action-packed saga of 11 books set in medieval England during the days of King Richard and King John, prior to the Magna Carta. It is the tale of an English serf who rises to become the captain of a company of archers and leads its survivors as they fight their way back to dangerous and brutal feudal England after King Richard suddenly abandons his crusade - and what happens to him and his archers when they return. Most of the archers do not return as a result of intense fighting, but some of the former serfs and free men do return - as battle hardened veterans determined to improve their lot in cruel and brutal feudal England. This exciting novel combines action-packed historical fiction with a family saga set in an era of non-stop war and action. The Archer´s Castle is the second novel in the saga. William, his brother Thomas, and William´s son George finally reach feudal England with the surviving archers and become embroiled in a war with the Earl of Cornwall that will change England forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shaun Grindell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/010354/bk_tant_010354_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Life at Caldoon Castle in the Highlands of Scotland isn´t easy for Catriona Fraser and her two children, especially since her husband died. So, when Iain MacNeice and his two daughters book the castle for the Christmas holidays, Catriona´s prayers seem to be answered. But the MacNeices arrive with a whole host of their own problems and it´s going to take time, patience and a little bit of Christmas magic to make this holiday a happy one. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jan Cramer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/046534/bk_acx0_046534_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A land-surveyor, known only as K., arrives at a small village permanently covered in snow and dominated by a castle to which access seems permanently denied. K.´s attempts to discover why he has been called constantly run up against the peasant villagers, who are in thrall to the absurd bureaucracy that keeps the castle shut, and the rigid hierarchy of power among the self-serving bureaucrats themselves. But in this strange wilderness, there is passion, tenderness and considerable humour. Darkly bizarre, this complex book was the last novel by one of the 20th century´s greatest and most influential writers. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allan Corduner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000633/bk_naxo_000633_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Final book in the trilogy! Safe in the ivory tower.... Gabriel Miller swears he´ll keep me safe. Enemies lurk outside, waiting to strike. An army held back by these walls. Except some animal instinct warns me the danger is much closer. It´s already here. Is Gabriel my protector or my enemy? Is this house a castle or a cage? There´s nowhere for me to go, no one left for me to trust. No escape from a past determined to capture its prize. The Castle is book three in the Endgame series from New York Times best-selling author Skye Warren about revenge and seduction in the game of love. This is the final novel in the story of Gabriel and Avery. ´´Positively sinful, and outrageously sexy!´´ - Lisa Renee Jones, New York Times best-selling author 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kylie Stewart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103150/bk_acx0_103150_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The head of the Mortmain family is Cassandra Mortmain’s father, a writer suffering from writer´s block who has not published anything since his first book, a hit entitled Jacob Wresstling. Ten years before the story begins, he took out a 40-year lease on a dilapidated but beautiful castle, hoping to find either inspiration or isolation there; now, his family is selling off the furniture to buy food. Mortmain´s second wife, Topaz, is an exotically beautiful artist´s model who enjoys communing with nature, sometimes wearing nothing but hip boots. Rose, the elder daughter, is a classic English beauty longing for a chance to meet some eligible (and preferably rich) young men. Cassandra, the younger daughter and the story´s narrator, has literary ambitions and spends a lot of time developing her writing talent by ´´capturing´´ everything around her in her journal. Stephen, a handsome, loyal, live-in son of the Mortmain´s late cook, and Thomas, the youngest Mortmain child, round off the cast of household characters. Stephen, a noble soul, is in love with Cassandra, which she finds touching, but a bit awkward; Thomas, a schoolboy, is, like Cassandra, considered ´´tolerably bright´´. Things begin to happen when the Cottons, a wealthy American family, inherit nearby Scoatney and become the Mortmains´ new landlords. Cassandra and Rose soon become intrigued by the unmarried sons, Simon and Neil, and the inevitable relationships commence. As the journal advances, the relationships Cassandra depicts become subtler and more problematic, and she concludes her narrative on a bittersweet note. Cassandra, despite being saddened by her first disappointment in love, can still reflect with satisfaction on the Mortmain family´s improved fortunes, and looks forward to the future. I Capture the Castle is a classic coming-of-age novel which stands the test of time and will endure for as long as boy-girl relationships endure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emilia Fox. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/csaw/000200/bk_csaw_000200_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A magical castle with a life of its own, and a plucky princess who will defend it at all costs…. Tuesday is Princess Celie´s favourite day. Castle Glower magically grows a new room, a turret or sometimes an entire wing! No one quite knows how. When the king and queen disappear, a secret passageway appears. The Castle is definitely trying to tell her something. But it´s down to Celie to find her parents, hold on to the kingdom and protect her home before it´s too late. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/001960/bk_howe_001960_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.