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Set within the wilds of the Welsh mountains, the courageous and gorgeous longbow lady, Merry Owen, discovers a river that takes her again in time to the autocratic country of King Henry VIII. whereas there she unearths she needs to compete in an archery event to save lots of her ancestors' land from being seized via their aristocratic pals the de Courcys. Merry's ally James de Courcy (and inheritor to the de Courcy wealth) follows her again in time and the 2 get knotted up of their households' old histories. There are forces operating opposed to them either some time past and the current. Will they be ready to live to tell the tale their pasts to save lots of their futures?

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She swore because the scorching water sluiced over them. She shampooed her hair and attempted to select bits of bramble and twig that had stuck in it. She essentially unearthed a bird’s nest. She acquired out, towelled herself dry, daubed her cuts with antiseptic and lined them with plasters, except those on her face. They’d heal higher within the air. Pulling on her dressing dress, she moved quickly again to her room, wearing delicate, saggy strive against trousers and a long-sleeved T-shirt. She slipped a woollen cardigan on most sensible to ensure no plasters have been noticeable throughout the skinny cloth. She toed her ft into her Uggs and used to be as regards to to move downstairs while she observed the hoop glinting on her finger. She felt a lurch. You stole, she chided herself. You had cause, the recent voice spoke back. She pulled off the hoop, concealed it in her bedside desk. ‘Merry! It’s long gone ten. Are you ailing? ’ requested her mom, while she seemed within the kitchen. ‘And your face! My God, Merry! Did anyone assault you? ’ Merry shook her head. good, except the countess . . . ‘No one, Mam, don’t fear. I simply went out driving on Jacintha, bought over excited. you recognize what I’m like with time . . . evening fell and that i was once within the woodland. ’ ‘Luckily for you, your father and that i went to mattress early. He guaranteed me you’d be tremendous although i needed to head out and search for you. He heard you come back in, notwithstanding. God in basic terms is familiar with what time. ’ ‘Sorry,’ acknowledged Merry, inadequately. On impulse, she went over to her mom, kissed her cheek. Elinor smiled. ‘I count on you’re hungry, Spinner? ’ Merry nodded. ‘Starving! ’ Her mom made pancakes, busying herself on the range. Gawain sat in his excessive chair scrunching up a plastic publication. Merry ate 3 pancakes with sugar and lemon juice, washed down with a mug of milky espresso and a pitcher of water. She felt enhanced. Then her father seemed within the doorway. ‘Merry Seren Owen! What time did you—? ’ He crossed the kitchen in paces. ‘What the hell occurred on your face? Who harm you? ’ ‘No one. ’ She shook her head. ‘Thorn trees, Da. ’ Caradoc made a harrumphing sound. ‘And the glance on your eye . . . the place does that come from? ’ ‘What glance? ’ requested Merry warily. ‘You glance fearful, cariad. And anything else . . . Like you’ve had a truly, very shut shave. ’ Merry pressured herself to satisfy his gaze. ‘No one harm me. ’ they can have, they approximately did. She considered the huntsmen, the wolfhounds, the knife . . . She shuddered, was hoping her father didn’t see it. She obtained up, hugged him, comforted via his bulk, by way of the protection of him. yet then she considered her ancestor. If he have been killed that day, may possibly the tentacles of time achieve ahead, declare her father too? She driven down the stories, attempted to cause them away. years in the past. gone. Her father was once secure. They have been all secure. So why didn’t she think it? Merry may perhaps not often drag herself via her chores for the remainder of the day. Her physique ached and he or she was once exhausted. It was once one of those behind schedule surprise, she knew that. Her brain saved turning again to the River of Time, as she now known as it, to the Black citadel, deliberating being hunted, of being prey .

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