The Storyteller's Granddaughter

The Storyteller s Granddaughter Anatolia one girl and her horse set out on an epic journey to Europe in search of a myth When her beloved grandmother dies Sophia is to be sent back to her father s tribe which may be a death

  • Title: The Storyteller's Granddaughter
  • Author: Margaret Redfern
  • ISBN: 9781909983014
  • Page: 106
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Anatolia, 1336, one girl and her horse set out on an epic journey to Europe in search of a myth.When her beloved grandmother dies, Sophia is to be sent back to her father s tribe which may be a death sentence As the possessor of skills which no other girl has, Sophia determines to make her own fate and to fulfil her grandmother s wish In the dark of night she creeps frAnatolia, 1336, one girl and her horse set out on an epic journey to Europe in search of a myth.When her beloved grandmother dies, Sophia is to be sent back to her father s tribe which may be a death sentence As the possessor of skills which no other girl has, Sophia determines to make her own fate and to fulfil her grandmother s wish In the dark of night she creeps from the summer dwelling intent on finding her way to England in search of Will the Storyteller the man Nene fell in love with years before, the man Nene sees in Sophia s eyes.Unbeknownst to her, the key to her success is a Welshman who would protect her with his life but doesn t even know her nameA thrilling picaresque adventure from the author of Flint Its particular strength is the poetry of the language and the way it draws the reader into a stark, beautiful, dangerous mediaeval world Historical Novel Society

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    1. Set in 1336, The Storyteller’s Granddaughter tells the tale of seventeen-year old Sophia, whose beloved herbalist grandmother had just died. Sophia is to be sent back to her father’s tribe, which is fraught with uncertainty and danger. To avoid this, Sophia sets off on her own long journey along the Spice Road all the way from Anatolia to England, in search of her grandfather, Will the Storyteller.Sophia must disguise herself as a boy to survive her action-packed, suspenseful journey with th [...]

    2. Sophia’s journey to find her legendary grandfather, Will the Storyteller (from Redfern’s novel, “Flint”), begins in 14th century Turkey. Although she has never met him and knows of him only what her grandmother has told her, she believes that she will find him. The road ahead promises great risk, prompting Sophia to hide her true identity from all, including the group of traders with whom she travels.The book’s underlying themes highlight the importance of the tradition of storytelling [...]

    3. I won this as a Giveaway so thank you to the author and the publisher for the copy which arrived in very good condition. The copy received was a quality paperback version and I must say the front cover design and title makes it very eye catching.The review - I have to say from the outset that I have struggled with this book and I'm still not sure why! The premise for the story is that of a Christian girl who is brought up in an Arab tribe by her grandmother. When her grandmother dies the girl k [...]

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