This is a story of what takes place after the Battle of Hastings in England. It follows the story of Brand of Fallowdene and his leader Hereward the Wake who rebel against William the Conqueror. Brand's daughter Wulfhild marries one of the invaders and has children by him. It tells us of the Saxon earl Waltheof of Huntingdon who marries William's niece Judith, who eventually betrays him to William, after Waltheof vacillates from one side to the other. The plot follows various members of William's family and the difficulties in subduing a conquered country. The book is the third in a trilogy of novels, but is a complete story in itself and you do not need to have read the first two to enjoy this story.
This report prepared by Janet Gratton