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Books that make you go hmmmm Mailbox Monday! Humphreys 2 C. Gortner 34 Caroline Moorehead 3 Caroline P. This is the reissued sequel to Chadwick's debut novel, The Wild Hunt and sees the welcome return of many of the characters from the first book. Although raised as brother and sister, Adam has always loved Heulwen but loses her when Heulwen marries Ralf Le Chevalier, a cad who is unfaithful to her but who is later killed in a raid by the Welsh.
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Ad This is the reissued sequel to Chadwick's debut novel, The Wild Hunt and sees the welcome return of many of the characters from the first book. Adam returns from Germany having been away on the King's business to find the widowed Heulwen about to become engaged to Warrin De Mortimer, Adam's sworn enemy. Adam is no longer the awkward boy Heulwen remembers and sparks fly between the two. Heulwen is torn between her duty to her father and her own heart.
However when Adam discovers damning evidence implicating Warrin in Ralf's murder, he takes drastic steps to prevent Heulwen becoming betrothed to him. The Running Vixen is set against the backdrop of an England on the verge of political upheaval with the naming of Empress Matilda as Henry I's heir. Adam and Heulwen's relationship is complex, and their path to love and happiness is not an easy one.
One of the books biggest strengths however are the supporting cast, in particular, Guyan's father Miles, Heulwen's half brother Renard and the Welsh captive Rhodri. I'm looking forward to reading more about Renard in the follow on novel, The Leopard Unleashed. Another home run for Elizabeth Chadwick. She's one of the very few authors I've encountered that can seamlessly transport her readers to the place and time she writes about. She makes them smell the herbs as the characters walk across the rush floors, breathe the damp air of Wales, see the shine of silks and banners of war, and hear the clop of horse hooves and rustle of chainmail of knights.
You literally experience the book, not just read it. Her characters in this book are also just as engagi Another home run for Elizabeth Chadwick. Her characters in this book are also just as engaging as her other volumes.
The medieval world is shown in all its glory through their experiences, triumphs and horrors together. I felt very drawn to her main hero and heroine. Their journey to love was very hard; only at the end, I felt, did the light bulb go over their heads and they were able to overcome all obstacles to achieve harmony.
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I really liked how respectful Adam was to Heulwen through the hard experiences towards the end. I think it was his understanding and support that got her through those horrible events. All together, their love story was beautiful and I enjoyed it immensely. One of Chadwick's earlier books,portraying life once again in the Marcher lands. As ever, the author doesn't disappoint. Her catalogue of character and plot make for interesting reading, which draws the reader into the scheme of things. An undersired marriage on the part of Heulwen, one of the protagonists, leads to strife and upset betwteen the 3 main characters.
Needless to say, all is resolved reasonably amicably,despite Warrin's determiantion in hoping to win Heulwen't heart this time. Althou One of Chadwick's earlier books,portraying life once again in the Marcher lands. Although not without a few twists and upsets along the way,Warrin fails in his mission-a delopment at which we are not surprised.
The plot can be rather slow at times, but the additional interest with minor characters, and locations more than compenates for this-I'm thinking of Miles, Heulwen's charming and enigmatic grandfather in particular. The conclusion is not surprising, and is a pleasing one at that too. I have often heard comment that Chadwick's early work is disappointing and light weight.
Up to a point, it doesn't scale the lofty heights of more recent works, but it holds it's own nonetheless. Sep 30, Jim Smith rated it liked it. I'm not really a lover of romance novels, but this one is definitely a cut above the ordinary. I realised too late that really I should have read 'The Wild Hunt' first, but it is possible to treat the book as a stand-alone. Set against the back-drop of early medieval England it features the growing romantic tension between Heulwen the illegitimate daughter of Guyon FitzMiles from 'The Wild Hunt' and Guyon's ward Adam deLacey.
Married off young to someone who turns out to be an adultrous pig, t I'm not really a lover of romance novels, but this one is definitely a cut above the ordinary. Married off young to someone who turns out to be an adultrous pig, the newly widowed 25 year old Heulwen finds herself back home. Adam, having vowed to marry no-one but Heulwen has remained single - this bloke hasn't carried a torch for her - more like a bonfire.
Ordinarily, a story that was first and foremost a love story wouldn't have gripped me. This one did and I think it was solely down to the author's detiled description of the period. Twelvfth centry England comes alive through the lives of Adam and Heulwen. Not my staple reading material but i will revisit Mrs Chadwick's books at some point in the near future.
This one probably sits somewhere between the 3. It's well written and an absorbing story, but not especially memorable to me. I did like how Elizabeth Chadwick was able to create a real sense of menace in some scenes - she's very effective at transporting you into this different time and place.
In addition to th This one probably sits somewhere between the 3. In addition to this, I never really felt that the main characters had much control of the world around them.
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There were big events playing out around them, and I wanted these characters to have some influence in how they played out. Rather a lot of historical howlers going on which greatly mars the flow for me - for instance x reminded her of the stories her nurse used to read to her.