Child of the Phoenix
Beautiful repackage of this Barbara Erskine classic, the story of a remarkable mediaeval noblewoman whose life shaped the history of three crowns
The child whose hands would hold three crowns is born in fire.
In 1218 an extraordinary princess is born, whose birth was foretold. Her mystical powers and unquenchable spirit will alter the course of history.
Raised by her fiercely Welsh nurse to support the Celtic cause against the predatory English king, Princess Eleyne is taught to worship the old gods, to look into the future and sometimes the past. However, unable to identify time and place in her terrifying visions, she is powerless to avert forthcoming tragedy...
Remarkable events follow Eleyne all her life as, despite impassioned resistance, her world is shaped by powerful men. But her tempestuous life and loves tie her to the destinies of England, Scotland and Wales...
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Review: Child of the PhoenixUser Review - Rosemary Morris - Goodreads
Barbara Erskine's ancestress, The Child of the Phoenix, is Eleyne of Mar, daughter of Prince Lewellyn and King John's illegitimate daughter, Joanna. In this epic novel of requited and unrequited love ... Read full review
Review: Child of the PhoenixUser Review - Nicola - Goodreads
I loved this book, I love Barbara Erskine anyway but this is one of her best. I took it on holiday and despite it being a hefty tome , I couldn't put it down. Read full review