Merry Owen is desperate for her family to stay on their struggling farm in Wales, in the shadow of the Black Castle, owned by the de Courcys who have been enemies of Merry's family for generations. Skilled in the family tradition of archery, Merry is happiest out riding - but when she finds an overturned tree and a buried chest containing an ancient Welsh text, it leads her into a past filled with treasure, secrets and untold danger.
I give it - 4/5
My review - I really enjoyed this story!
Also, the cover is so beautiful! Has to be one of my favourites of this year so far.
It took me awhile to get into the story but once I did, I couldn't put it down and I loved every second of it.
I really liked Linda's style of writing. The way she describes things in this book makes you feel like you are there yourself and it is wonderful.
What I really loved about this book was the history and mythology. The past and present collide and untold danger, secrets and of course treasure! It is packed with action and mystery that will have you wanting to keep on reading until the very end. Even when I got to the end I didn't want it to be over!
I thought the character of Merry was really great. She is very smart and strong-willed. She is also very talented with a Longbow, a tradition that has been passed down through her family. Her family are having financial problems, until one day she finds a book of Welsh legends and hopes this will be able to help her family out with their problems.
All in all, this was a fantastic page-turner that will keep you reading until the very end!