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Winter Siege

(2014)
(The Siege Winter)
A novel by

 
 
A powerful historical novel by the late Ariana Franklin and her daughter Samantha Norman, The Siege Winter is a tour de force mystery and murder, adventure and intrigue, a battle for a crown, told by two courageous young women whose fates are intertwined in twelfth century England's devastating civil war.

1141. England is engulfed in war as King Stephen and his cousin, the Empress Matilda, vie for the crown. In this dangerous world, not even Emma, an eleven-year-old peasant, is safe. A depraved monk obsessed with redheads kidnaps the ginger-haired girl from her village and leaves her for dead. When an archer for hire named Gwyl finds her, she has no memory of her previous life. Unable to abandon her, Gwyl takes the girl with him, dressing her as a boy, giving her a new name - Penda - and teaching her to use a bow. But Gwyn knows that the man who hurt Penda roams free, and that a scrap of evidence she possesses could be very valuable.

Gwyl and Penda make their way to Kenilworth, a small but strategically important fortress that belongs to fifteen-year-old Maud. Newly wedded to a boorish and much older husband after her father's death, the fierce and determined young chatelaine tempts fate and Stephen's murderous wrath when she gives shelter to the empress.

Aided by a garrison of mercenaries, including Gwyl and his odd red-headed apprentice, Maud will stave off Stephen's siege for a long, brutal winter that will bring a host of visitors to Kenilworth - kings, soldiers . . . and a sinister monk with deadly business to finish.

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Hardback Editions

May 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Siege Winter
Author(s): Samantha Norman, Ariana Franklin
ISBN: 1-4104-7861-0 / 978-1-4104-7861-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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February 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Siege Winter: A Novel
Author(s): Ariana Franklin, Samantha Norman
ISBN: 0-06-228256-5 / 978-0-06-228256-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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October 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Winter Siege
Author(s): Ariana; Norman, Samantha Franklin
ISBN: 0-593-07061-5 / 978-0-593-07061-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
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Paperback Editions

November 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Siege Winter: A Novel
Author(s): Ariana Franklin, Samantha Norman
ISBN: 0-06-228257-3 / 978-0-06-228257-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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February 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Siege Winter
Author(s): Ariana Franklin
ISBN: 0-14-318349-4 / 978-0-14-318349-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Canada
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February 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Winter Siege
Author(s): Ariana Franklin
ISBN: 0-85750-147-X / 978-0-85750-147-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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October 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Winter Siege
Author(s): Ariana Franklin
ISBN: 0-593-07062-3 / 978-0-593-07062-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
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Audio Editions

February 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Siege Winter: A Novel
Author(s): Ariana Franklin, Samantha Norman
Publisher: HarperAudio
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January 2015 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Winter Siege
Author(s): Ariana Franklin, Samantha Norman
ISBN: 1-4079-5566-7 / 978-1-4079-5566-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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January 2015 : UK Audio CD

Title: Winter Siege
Author(s): Ariana Franklin, Samantha Norman
ISBN: 1-4079-5567-5 / 978-1-4079-5567-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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January 2015 : UK Audio CD

Title: Winter Siege
Author(s): Ariana Franklin, Samantha Norman
ISBN: 1-4079-5568-3 / 978-1-4079-5568-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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November 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Winter Siege
Author(s): Ariana Franklin, Samantha Norman
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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November 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Winter Siege
Author(s): Ariana Franklin, Samantha Norman
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Siege Winter
Author(s): Ariana Franklin
Publisher: Penguin Canada
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2015 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Siege Winter: A Novel
Author(s): Ariana Franklin, Samantha Norman
Publisher: William Morrow
Availability: Amazon   


October 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Winter Siege
Author(s): Ariana Franklin
Publisher: Transworld Digital
Availability: Amazon UK