Longbow Girl

Set within the wilds of the Welsh mountains, the courageous and lovely longbow woman, 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 match to avoid wasting her ancestors' land from being seized by way of their aristocratic associates 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 twisted up of their households' old histories. There are forces operating opposed to them either some time past and the current. Will they have the ability to continue to exist their pasts to avoid wasting their futures?

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She’d recognized someway that she’d need to return. That she was once contaminated. infected. She’d feared that she’d are looking to. She’d by no means proposal that she’d need to. She was once the single one that may perhaps shop her ancestors and her personal family’s history. yet may well she particularly probability being noticed by means of the countess and arrested as a horse thief? We hold horse thieves . . . She set free a sob, felt the nausea emerging, braced her fingers on her thighs, sucked in deep breaths, fought it down. She stood at her window and watched James heading again around the eco-friendly acres to the Black citadel.

You okay? every thing okay final evening? ’ ‘I’m high-quality, thank you, Ma. simply awakened. Making myself a few scorching chocolate. How’re you men? ’ ‘Oh, we’re advantageous. i used to be just a little anxious approximately you is all. ’ ‘Well, don’t be. ’ She wouldn’t inform her mom approximately what had occurred. She wasn’t even yes herself. No aspect caring her mom and dad unnecessarily. ‘Listen, the snowploughs’re out yet it’ll take them a superb day to transparent the snow and it’s nonetheless falling. We’re going to be caught the following until eventually the next day on the earliest. You’re going to be by yourself for an additional evening.

Simply then did she smile. The marshal moved quickly as much as the objective, eyed the arrows and smiled again. ‘We have an outright winner,’ he declared. ‘With one first circle and golds, Merry Owen wins! ’ ‘Wait! ’ cried a voice. All eyes flicked to the earl, emerging to his ft beside the king. Merry’s middle started to race back. used to be he going to problem her victory? Arrest her? ‘With the blessing of our noble Majesty, the King Henry, i need to make the contest much more interesting,’ the earl declared. Merry held her breath.

Then she observed it. the large gorse bush. Even higher than in her time. She became off the torch, squatted down, listened to the evening, waited for her eye to readjust to darkness. She heard not anything human, simply the wind and the creaking of timber. She felt yes there has been no watchman guarding the tunnels. purely the internal circle of kin and retainers could have recognized that they existed. That used to be their complete goal. Emergency and mystery routes to and from the fortress. in-built an age whilst warfare events have been a lifestyle.

With what you’ve set in movement it’ll be a end too,’ her father additional. ‘We’ll repay our personal loan through the top of the yr! ’ ‘If it is going in keeping with plan,’ responded Elinor. She controlled a small smile, yet Merry might see her mom nonetheless lived in worry of wasting their domestic and all that went with it. And was once nonetheless judging what she observed as Merry’s rashness. ‘I ask yourself how Professor Parks is getting on? ’ stated Merry, with a frown. ‘Well, you recognize he got here around, asking when you. Which used to be nice,’ additional Elinor, ‘but he hadn’t stumbled on whatever.

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