A powerful historical novel about the human will to survive, as a family is torn apart by war, and struggle to find one another again.
The year is 1066. The Duke of Normandy has arrived on English soil, quickly quashing any uprising from the native Saxons and wresting the crown from King Harold. The men of Tresche are a strong Saxon family. Made up mostly of bastards, the men are warriors from the moment they are old enough to hold a wooden sword in their tiny hands. Nothing could prepare them for the army of Duke William, and nothing could prepare them for the losses they suffer at the Battle of Hastings. They are left with only their memories of the past as they embark on a journey to bring the shattered pieces of their lives, and their family, back together.
A battle for a crown leads a woman down a dark and desperate path in the second part of this heartbreaking trilogy.
It is 1066 and the battle ground at Hastings has fallen quiet. The only sound that is heard over the murders of her surviving countrymen, is the voice of her brother, “Run!” Leaving her brothers on the battlefield, Lady Ash must find a way to survive while William holds them prisoner. For the first time in her life, she finds herself without the strong guidance of her brothers. Now Ash must stay one step ahead of the King while anticipating the day she can reunite with her family. Always a strong fighter, Ash is plunged into a world of violence and brutality for which she finds she is unprepared. Will her journey lead her back to her brothers, or into the hands of the King?