Captives: Kingdoms Rule Hearts

Captives Kingdoms Rule Hearts Normandy England has been brought to its knees by the invasion of William the Conqueror and his Norman troops Lady Catheryn an Anglo Saxon noblewoman is taken against her will to Normandy after

  • Title: Captives: Kingdoms Rule Hearts
  • Author: EmilyMurdoch
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 439
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Normandy 1067 England has been brought to its knees by the invasion of William the Conqueror and his Norman troops Lady Catheryn, an Anglo Saxon noblewoman, is taken against her will to Normandy after the invasion She arrives, a prisoner, at the castle of Lord Geffrei, a ruthless invader who hopes to gain a ransom for her Her husband Selwyn is dead, slain in the ConquNormandy 1067 England has been brought to its knees by the invasion of William the Conqueror and his Norman troops Lady Catheryn, an Anglo Saxon noblewoman, is taken against her will to Normandy after the invasion She arrives, a prisoner, at the castle of Lord Geffrei, a ruthless invader who hopes to gain a ransom for her Her husband Selwyn is dead, slain in the Conquest, and her daughter Annis has been left behind in England at the mercy of the invaders Catheryn is treated like an animal, and left in a cell until she begins to despair When Queen Matilda, William the Conqueror s wife, sees her plight, she takes pity on her Catheryn is sent to the castle of the noble FitzOsberns but will her new captivity be any better than the cruelty she faced at Geffrei s hands She finds her hostess cold and embittered, but when her husband William FitzOsbern returns from the Conquest, Catheryn s heart is torn by unwanted emotions She becomes entangled in the quarrels and heartbreaks of her jailers even as she tries to remember her place among them Is she falling in love with the man who helped to destroy her homeland Can Catheryn betray her Anglo Saxon roots, and her late husband Or will she break free, and find her way back to Annis Captives is a moving historical story of love and loss, and the strength of one woman even in the most dangerous of times It is the sequel to Conquests An enthalling saga Robert Foster, best selling author of The Lunar Code Emily Murdoch is a medieval historian and novelist She lives in York She is also the author of Conquests and Love Letters in the same series Endeavour Press is the UK s leading independent publisher of digital books.

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    1. Actual rating 4.5 stars.This was my favourite installment in the Hearts Rule Kingdoms series as it was the one that made me realize that each book was allineated with the others, instead of just being set in the same era as I had previously assumed. The first two books can be read as standalones, and seem to bear no alignment with each other. This book references both its predecessors and you learn that the second book actually has a direct result on the first. Events in the first book are also [...]

    2. This is the final book from the Hearts Rule Kingdoms series, following Conquests and Love Letters. The story is set a few years after the Norman Conquest of England, and centers on Lady Catheryn, an Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who has lost her husband and young son to the conquest, and believes her daughter Annis (whom we first read in Conquests) dead, too. She is ferried off to Normandy by his jailer, who gives her the most inhumane treatment. It is by some fortunate circumstance that Matilda, Willi [...]

    3. Woman of certain age keeps her wits about her during the Norman conquestCatheryn, wife of Selwyn, is the matriarch of an Anglo-Saxon noble family that has been decimated by the Norman invasion of 1066. Captured by England’s new rulers, she is spirited away to the continent and held captive with the household of a local lord until the powers-that-be can figure out what to do with her. The challenge lying before her is how to survive alone in a hostile land. Emily Murdoch has created an exemplar [...]

    4. The story is about the shattering of the Saxon world, after the arrival of William the Conqueror and his Normans. The conquest, seen through the eyes of a noble Saxon lady, Catheryn, is an aching experience. She lost husband and son during the assault of their castle, while her young daughter simply disappeared, but she'll never lose hope to find her one day.Her captivity is really hard at first, but a lucky meeting with Norman royalty makes her destiny less dull. She moves to Normandy, in the c [...]

    5. Much like the other books in this series, I was held captive by this story and could not release myself from its pages, until I had read every last word!My heart broke for Lady Catheryn, who endured more in a very short span of time than any woman should have to. Her husband is killed on the battle field fighting to keep the dreaded Normans from overtaking England. Then, during a Norman invasion in her town, her young son is brutally slaughtered. And, to top things off, she is kidnapped, taken t [...]

    6. Kingdoms Take PrecedenceThe story begins with Lady Catherine held captive onboard ship to Normandy. Mistreated, yet feared because of her status, her captors do little to care for her. She wants to know what happened to her daughter. No one knows. Though somewhat emotionally hard to learn what she goes through, it is well worth reading to the end! I highly recommend this book!

    7. Captives is the third book of the Conquered Heart series set in Anglo-Saxon/Norman England of the 11th century. It follows the story of Catheryn, a noble Anglo-Saxon we had met in Love Letters. She has lost everything to the Norman conquest, including her husband and son, and is brought to Normandy. At first, she is treated more like a prisoner rather than an hostage, but her situation significantly improves further to a royal intervention, at least in terms of comfort.Nevertheless, she has to l [...]

    8. This is a gripping story about Lady Cathryn and her fall from Anglo-Saxon aristocracy to prisoner of war after the Norman invasion. The tale of her captivity first onboard a ship bound for Normandy to live as a servant/prisoner, then later in life to be released back to England in search of her daughter if she still lives. Cathryn's captivity is heart wrenching as she is barely able to remember the days of suffering not only during her time aboard ship but also living in a dungeon in Normandy fo [...]

    9. Excellent, absorbing book. I read the first and second of this trilogy and loved them. I also found this third one excellent. It is set after the horrors of the Norman invasion when the Anglo-Saxons are being slaughtered. Again there is the backdrop of suspicion, tension and hatred. Lady Catheryn is captured and taken as prisoner to Normandy where she is kept in the household of Fitz and Adeliza, a noble Norman couple. Their treatment of her is uncertain and inconsistent but she integrates herse [...]

    10. I was offered this book by the publisher for an honest review. Captives is the third book in a series set in the 11th century. I haven't read the others, but that didn't seem to matter. Catheryn has lost her husband and her son to the terror of the Norman conquest, and is brought as a hostage to Normandy. Desperate for news of her daughter Annis, who she left behind in England, she cannot easily settle into her new life in a Norman household. Though drawn to Fitz, the Norman Lord who keeps her c [...]

    11. This clean historical novel has a well written storyline and the characters are well defined! This book just draws you right into the story and doesn't let you go until the very last page!I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.

    12. This part of the story is from the mother, Lady Catheryn's perspective and it tells of her capture, imprisonment and hunt for her daughter, Avis.This story, as with the others in this series, is a well written adventure telling of the hardships of that era and how people managed to survive it. It also tells of love and caring and the attempts of some of the people to better their lots in life as well as that of others around them.The audiobook is narrated by Katie Bunn and makes for an easy list [...]

    13. This is more of an historical fiction book. There is a little romance but no HEA for the heroine. It is a very dark story with a lot of history built around Catheryn's tale. There is a happy ending as mother is reunited with her daughter but a lot of ups and downs throughout. I did listen to this as an audiobook and enjoyed the different vocals done by the narrator.I received the audiobook as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

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