A compelling account of the early years of Glyndwr’s uprising

The first book in a new trilogy which tells the compelling story of the early years of Glyndwr's uprising is published this week.

Glyndwr: Son of Prophecy by the late Moelwyn Jones is an imaginary novel based on the real life and battles of Owain Glyndwr.

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.

The book follows 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.

Author Moelwyn Jones was raised in Bancffosfelen, Carmarthenshire, and had a career as a Welsh teacher in Cardiff before joining the BBC as an Information Officer. He then became Head of Public Relations for Wales and the Marches Postal Board and following his retirement worked in the Welsh Assembly.

Glyndwr Son of Prophecy is the first in a trilogy and was completed before the author's death in 2015.

'Moelwyn had a great interest in the history of Owain Glyndwr,' says Delyth Jones, Moelwyn's wife 'He conducted extended research into Owain's story. He was quite the hero to Moelwyn'.

The cover art was illustrated by Machynlleth based artist Teresa Jenellen.

The book will be launched at the Salem Chapel vestry on Market Road in Canton, Cardiff on the 24th of October at 7pm.