Glyndwr: Son of Prophecy
Moelwyn Jones Other books by Moelwyn Jones
The year is 1401, Owain Glyndwr and his growing forces are still no more than a thorn in the side of the English crown. But when a force of some forty men succeed in taking the prestigious castle of Conwy from under the nose of King Henry IV, it marks a dramatic shift in
the fortunes of Glyndwr's great Welsh rebellion. We follow a cast of vivid characters – from Rhys ap Tudur on the Welsh side to Hotspur on the English – as they dream of securing glory for their masters.
"The novel, Jones's first, is well written, pacey and the historical research is admirable..." - Gwyn Griffiths, Morning Star
"This book is a triumph: an eloquent novel of only 143 pages, giving the reader an insight into the early years of Owen Glyndŵr's battle for Welsh independence from the English throne.
There are two strong threads within Jones's work. One concerns the tactics of the battle to rid the Welsh of the English, and the other concerns the story of Thomas and his conversion to the ideals of the Welsh. The pace, though not electric, is fast and I found I couldn't put the book down. I was so engrossed by Jones's characters, I needed to know the outcome.
" - Norma Penfold, Gwales