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Godiva

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2004

    From a descendent comes: Godiva's Life & Legend

    <p> This epic tale begins in the spring of 1016 with Viking ships, adrift, choppy seas along the coast of England. A fearsome King Canute the Dane, Viking conqueror, invades. One town after another is devoured until reaching the castle of Lord Leofwine and then Godiva's hometown of Coventry. <p> Death and destruction overwhelms this northern region, while a thirteen-year old Godiva watches helplessly as the bloodthirsty invaders pillage her once peaceful world. Canute¿s vicious army coldly murders her parents, as well as friends. Godiva barely survives and only due to the heroism of Sister Osburga. Sister Osburga boldly draws the Vikings away from the hidden Godiva giving her the opportunity to escape. <p> Ten years pass and King Canute now controls Northern Mercia. Godiva now an exquisite woman marries the Earl of Mercia, Lord Leofric. Leofric under orders from Canute is to collect the 'danegeld' --an exaggerated amount of taxes from the townspeople. Against the taxation Godiva implores and tries to reason with Leofric, requesting relief upon the people of Coventry. Her appeals are ignored. <p> Taking matter into her own hands Godiva relinquishes her wealth. Her jewels are contributed to pay for all the taxes of Coventry¿s villagers. This is pure insolence in King Canute¿s eyes. To alleviate Canute¿s anger and postpone taxation Godiva now faces dishonor and shame if his challenge of riding naked on her horse through Coventry is accepted. <p> Godiva is David Rose¿s debut novel. The tale of Godiva, a unique woman of her time, as Rose tells it, has been handed down from generation to generation in his family lineage. Rose is an Academy Award-winner for film special effects, and it clearly shows through description. Dialog on the other hand is at times klutzy and characters in need of more development. Still none of this takes away from this legendary tale. <p> Godiva is an entertaining book that highlights a number of topics: religious beliefs, courage, love, and survival. It is no doubt David Rose¿s debut novel is a promising start as an author, and I certainly hope to read more of this upcoming series! Thank you Mr. Rose. Definitely recommended! <p> Reviewed by Betsie

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2004

    Excellent Work.

    It's about time someone brought the true story to life. A heroic woman in an age dominated by men. Willing to risk all for her sacred vow. What an inspiration. I'd like to meet her!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2004

    Best Book I Have Read This Year

    I loved Godiva and it is the best book I have read this year. The story is well written and I could not put it down. Thank you Mr. Rose for a beautifully written story about an incredible woman!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2004

    Worth a second look

    Unlike the reviewers at 'Publisher's Weekly,' I found a great amount of redeeming value in David Rose's first attempt at writing a novel. I'm happy to give 'Godiva' four stars, first because it's a great story, and second because Mr. Rose shows a lot of potential in having done the hard work it takes to produce a novel. Keep up the good work, Mr. Rose. I look forward to reading your next work of fiction!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2004

    Timeless Classic

    Godiva is an incredible story that lets you leave the 21st century and its problems behind, and enter the world of the 11th century. It has all of the elements that make for a timeless classic.

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