Rose of Gwynedd: The Noble Tribes of Wales

Rose of Gwynedd: The Noble Tribes of Wales

by Christian Ashley

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Rose of Gwynedd: The Noble Tribes of Wales by Christian Ashley

The five royal tribes of Wales and the fifteen tribes of Gwynedd refer to a class of genealogical lists compiled by Welsh bards in the fifteenth century. From these lists, the leading Welsh families of their time could trace their descent to the five royal tribes of Wales or the fifteen noble tribes of Gwynedd. Four centuries after the birth of the legends of King Arthur, the Lady of the Lake, and the disappearance of Avalon, being Welsh and of Gwynedd during the twelfth century did not lend itself to easy living. Not even for the noble Princes and their Knights as Gwynedd had always been a place rich in history of upheaval and chaos. Morhys Rhys had christened his daughter, Annest ferch Rhys, yet she knew no other name but Rose. This is Rose's story... Contains adult content - sexually explicit.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016231662
Publisher: Christian Ashley Books
Publication date: 02/25/2013
Series: The Noble Tribes of Wales , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 230
File size: 876 KB

About the Author

Christian Ashley is an author of Historical Romance, Paranormal Fiction, and Erotic Fantasy. All of her Historical Fiction novels to date, Rose of Gwynedd, In Daddy’s Arms, and Dignity, came to her through dreams that evolved with ample research into the historical period being presented. As Ms. Ashley often states, “It’s so nice when history plays well into my story.” The author’s work is written in a romantic fashion from each character’s perspective and therefore, draws the reader in. History and circumstance are intricately intertwined taking the reader back in time into the “real-life” situations indigenous to the place of the story. Christian Ashley’s first novel, Dignity, is an erotic Tudor History Romance that takes place in the sixteenth century and portrays the historically unknown life of Katheryn Howard, a girl who found herself to become the fifth wife of Henry VIII. As numerous scenes in Dignity are sexually explicit, the novel is available in a Censored version as well, Dignity Censored: Rose coloured Glasses Included. Her second novel, In Daddy’s Arms, is a look into the intriguing times and unique challenges of a fictional Mormon family in the mid-eighteen fifties. The story revolves around the life of Sara; a young girl raised within the faith. Raised in Los Angeles, California, Christian Ashley is also an artist; illustrations of her characters are portrayed on book covers, web sites, and in book trailers.

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Rose of Gwynedd: The Noble Tribes of Wales 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Christian Ashley's newest novel, Rose of Gwynedd, like her other novels, is in a genre all its own; It is sensual, steamy, romantic, and well researched historically.12th century Welsh history was unrecorded and then in the 15th century was written as handed down by bards. These were a warring people who Britain could not conquer. The author pulls you into 12th century Gwynedd with a romantic story about a girl who really did exist, "Annest ferch Rhys", yet she knew no other name but Rose... This book covers everything; the mystical ways of Ynys Avallach (Avalon), the brutality of the Nobles, and the richly Celtic flavor of Wales. Rose of Gwynedd is impressive, well written and beautifully illustrated. Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys a steamy and historical romance! 
AvidReader2015 More than 1 year ago
There should be a unique, new genre invented in order to attempt to classify her writing. Perhaps something like this: history-tales-with-an-erotic-scent. While arousing to some readers, others may find it quite unexpected within the framework of a historical genre, and therefore, perhaps off-putting. So a word of caution to you: beware... Starting with the very first page, you will find a vivid, sensual description of the act of love: "All through the day they'd played much as they always had; yet on this day, something was different. It was a quickened vibrancy, an intense yearning, and a hunger that neither of them had ever realised previously..." As with all good writing it is evident how much research went into creating this book. The author, Christian Ashley, takes us away to the kingdom of Gwynedd, known to be a place deliciously rich with upheaval and chaos. Such is the birthplace of the heroine of this story, called Rose. The language is intentionally outdated: "At a great ceremony held in honour of Rose's long awaited induction into womanhood, Lady Moyrin and Eyevlyn did grant Rose this magical crystal to keep at an alter within her home wherever it may be." Words are chosen, and sentences crafted in such a way as to impart the impression that this book is a find, a rare find from a bygone era, perhaps unearthed in some quaint, dusty library of ancient text... A final note about the graphics on the pages of this book. They include illustrations of coat of arms, and maps of the kingdom of Gwynedd from the middle ages. Interspersed with these symbols of war are images of a scarlet rose, dew trembling upon its curved, succulent petals, symbolizing the heroine of the story. Love, at a time of war. Five stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Choppy writing, bounces between different characters, no character/story development