Longbow Girl

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 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 live on their pasts to save lots of their futures?

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Males have been dashing as much as her, speaking at her. She driven them away so she may possibly see. She used to be dizzy, her imaginative and prescient clouded. She may perhaps consider blood working down her cheek. She walked on unsteady ft in the direction of the opposite finish of the world, searching for the wand. after which she observed it, mendacity at the grass. In items. Like her bow. She felt a wild surge of emotion: euphoria, reduction, justice. She became, sought out the earl. He was once status at the dais, his face inflexible with rage. the gang fell silent because the king obtained to his ft. ‘Well,’ he declared. ‘Come forth, Merry Owen. ’ Merry brushed the blood from her cheek and walked in the direction of the dais. ‘I believe,’ stated the king, ‘that this is often yours. ’ He took a handbag from his pocket and threw it into the air. Merry’s arm shot up and she or he stuck it to extra roars from the group and a grin from the king. She smiled again. Her head used to be thumping. She felt a surprising terror. She may possibly believe the countess’s eyes upon her. She desired to break out. ‘I imagine we've seen good adequate the prowess of Merry Owen,’ acknowledged the king. ‘She is certainly a beneficial longbow woman! ’ he introduced to thunderous applause. He appeared from the group again to Merry, his eyes solemn. ‘Hear me! ’ he declaimed, chest thrust ahead, head excessive. ‘I claim that the pledge given by way of the Owen relatives to the Black Prince has been honoured at the present time. ’ He beamed at Merry, beneficent, all strong, satisfied in his grace. ‘Your cottage and your lands stay in Owen arms for this iteration. And if the generations to come back produce longbowmen and ladies as high quality as you, then your farm will probably be yours for ever. ’ Merry gave a massive smile. there has been not anything the earl nor countess may possibly do now. The king had given his be aware publicly. She bowed low, mouthed thanks, Your Majesty on the king. She observed the real appreciation in his eyes. She knew that when he were a skilled sportsman ahead of a jousting fall from his horse broken his leg and arguably his mind. She risked a brief look on the earl and countess. The earl’s lips shaped a cold line, so pursed in rage they have been nearly white. The countess regarded livid, yet extra ominously, she regarded curious. She tilted her lovely head facet to aspect, eyeing Merry from varied angles. She leant throughout to her husband and acknowledged whatever. His eyes narrowed and he received up. Time to move. Merry bowed back and rushed from the sector as quickly as her wobbly legs might hold her. She was once concussed. She knew that, may possibly do not anything yet maintain relocating. Applause rang in her ears. a number of of the archers got here ahead to congratulate her, delaying her. She struggled during the crowds, looking Mair and Rhiannon and Gawain, and particularly Angharad, the sister she had by no means had. She desired to see her another time even supposing her instincts have been screaming at her to break out. unexpectedly she observed her nipping throughout the crowds. the lady leapt at her, virtually knocking her over. Merry stuck her, grabbed directly to her. ‘Are you okay? ’ Angharad requested, eyes huge, having a look with horror on the blood that dripped down Merry’s face, creating a darkish path down her tunic.

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