Rhiannon of the Spring

Rhiannon of the Spring

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YOU CAN BE A WARRIOR IF YOU CHOOSE TO BE ...Fifteen-year-old Branwen's life is changed for ever when enemy Saxon troops attack her homeland and kill her brother. Branwen is ready to jump into action and avenge her brother's death , but instead she is sent to a neighbouring village, safe out of harm's way. Yet while she is surrounded by exquisite luxury in her new home - as a princess should be - she feels different from other girls. Branwen has the soul of a warrior. Then a mystical woman in white foretells a daunting prophecy that Branwen will be the one to save her homeland. With no time to lose, Branwen must make a choice: continue in the path her parents set for her ...or step into the role of a true warrior princess.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 26mm | 258.55g
  • Hachette Children's Group
  • Hodder Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0340999381
  • 9780340999387
  • 330,779

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'A fast-paced plot that will keep readers turning pages. The strong descriptions of medieval Britain and insight into Branwen's character will appeal to fantasy readers who enjoy strong heroines, ancient magic, and a hint of romance.' Booklist 'Exciting from start to finish ... this story has surefire appeal.' School Library Journalshow more

About Allan Frewin Jones

Frewin Jones has always believed in the existence of 'other worlds'. In the Mortal World, Frewin lives in southeast London with a mystical cat called Siouxsie Sioux.show more

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When Branwen was little her brother Geraint would tell her old nursery stories of Pooka's and Coblyn's and Gwyllion's. When she was little he told her stories of the Shining Ones. They were the Old Gods, the forgotten Gods, and it was forbidden to talk of them. When Branwen was younger her brother Geraint gave her a slingshot that she taught herself to use and to hunt with. When she was younger he taught her to handle a sword if ever she had a need to defend herself. However these lessons were always with swords of wood and always held in secret. Now Branwen had watched as her brother Geraint displayed bravery and courage when faced with the enemy. She stood and watched as he was killed, she stood and did nothing. But what could she have done against a band of armed men, she was after all still a child. Sent far from home to an unfriendly place with strange customs, Branwen stumbles upon a grove, a place once held sacred but now believed haunted. Here a choice must be made, follow her duty and her parents' wished to a loveless marriage far from her home, or follow her destiny and the wild and pitiless Old Magic of Rhiannon, a Shining One, to an unknown future as a warrior. Rhiannon of the Spring has returned to save a land in danger. Warrior Princess Branwen must learn to cope with grief and loss as she makes a choice between her duty to others and following her own heart. A fantasy adventure based on Welsh mythology, this is a journey of discovering belief in oneself and about standing up for what is right, even if you stand alone. Do not be put off by the cheesy description of this book; what's inside is well worth the read.show more
by Larissa McGrath
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