Book Reviews of The Brothers of Gwynedd: Sunrise in the West / The Dragon at Noonday / The Hounds of Sunset / Afterglow and Nightfall

The Brothers of Gwynedd: Sunrise in the West / The Dragon at Noonday / The Hounds of Sunset / Afterglow and Nightfall
The Brothers of Gwynedd Sunrise in the West / The Dragon at Noonday / The Hounds of Sunset / Afterglow and Nightfall
Author: Edith Pargeter, Ellis Peters
ISBN-13: 9780747232674
ISBN-10: 0747232679
Publication Date: 6/1/1990
Pages: 821
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 24 ratings
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
Book Type: Paperback
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Edith Pargeter was an excellent writer; sadly, she died recently. She is best known for her "Brother Cadfael" mysteries. Brother Cadfael is a 12th century Benedictine monk who also does a little detective work on the side.

This book is medieval historical fiction at its best. It is actually 4 books in one, 821 pgs. long. Instead of having to hunt them down individually, they've been put together in one huge volume. This is a marvelous story of Llewelyn ap Griffith or "Llewelyn the last." He was virtually the only man in Welsh history who ever got allegiance from all the providences & princes of Wales & believed strongly in an independent Welsh nation. It's also the story of his relationship with his 3 brothers (He being the 3rd & not the traditional heir.), especially his younger brother, David (Davydd) who sometimes loved & supported him & sometimes turned rival & traitor. So it is truly the story of the "brothers Gwynedd" along with some wonderful love stories among them & the other characters.

If you enjoy Welsh history read this book! It is very well written & documents not only the story of the brothers & Wales, but also the history of the relationship between Wales & its larger neighbor England. Here is the long struggle of Wales to try to become an independent nation & its relationship with Henry III & Edward I. Wonderful book! I can't say enough to encourage you to read it.
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By the author of the Brotehr Cadfael series; this is a quartet (all in one volume) set in medieval Wales. I loved it.
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A great history of Wales during the 13th century. Royal disfunctional family crisis.
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This one took me a while to get through. If you love historical fiction, you'll probably be hooked, but if you're looking for more of a romance, this one's not for you.
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If you like historical / renaissance fiction A medieval drama about Llewelyn, the first true Prince of Wales. The writing and story are good, but the subject is just not my forte.