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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
The story of Llewelyn, first true Prince of Wales, is the history of medieval Wales in dramatic and epic form. — Llewelyn's burning vision is of one Wales, united against the threat of the English. But before he can achieve his dream, he must first tackle enemies nearer home. All three of his brothers hamper his efforts to create an independe...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780747232674
ISBN-10: 0747232679
Publication Date: 6/1/1990
Pages: 821
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3.9 stars, based on 26 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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reviewed The Brothers of Gwynedd: Sunrise in the West / The Dragon at Noonday / The Hounds of Sunset / Afterglow and Nightfall on + 551 more book reviews
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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