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November 1288. Bereft of a king or rightful heir, England hurtles towards civil war for the second time in a generation. When David, Prince of Wales, and his wife, Lili, travel to London to attend the wedding of William de Bohun and Princess Joan, they have no intention of involving themselves in local politics. But as infighting leads to murder, David and Lili find themsel November 1288. Bereft of a king or rightful heir, England hurtles towards civil war for the second time in a generation. When David, Prince of Wales, and his wife, Lili, travel to London to attend the wedding of William de Bohun and Princess Joan, they have no intention of involving themselves in local politics. But as infighting leads to murder, David and Lili find themselves at the center of a far-reaching conspiracy. Trapped between history and legend, they must decide how much they are willing to sacrifice to save not only their own country, but the people of England as well. Meanwhile, back in Wales, Llywelyn and Meg discover that time is no barrier to either adventure or trouble ... Children of Time, book four in the After Cilmeri series, continues the story of Llywelyn, Meg, and their children in the medieval kingdom of Wales. Other books in the series include a novella, Winds of Time, and six novels: Daughter of Time, Footsteps in Time, Prince of Time Crossroads in Time, Exiles in Time, and Castaways in Time.


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November 1288. Bereft of a king or rightful heir, England hurtles towards civil war for the second time in a generation. When David, Prince of Wales, and his wife, Lili, travel to London to attend the wedding of William de Bohun and Princess Joan, they have no intention of involving themselves in local politics. But as infighting leads to murder, David and Lili find themsel November 1288. Bereft of a king or rightful heir, England hurtles towards civil war for the second time in a generation. When David, Prince of Wales, and his wife, Lili, travel to London to attend the wedding of William de Bohun and Princess Joan, they have no intention of involving themselves in local politics. But as infighting leads to murder, David and Lili find themselves at the center of a far-reaching conspiracy. Trapped between history and legend, they must decide how much they are willing to sacrifice to save not only their own country, but the people of England as well. Meanwhile, back in Wales, Llywelyn and Meg discover that time is no barrier to either adventure or trouble ... Children of Time, book four in the After Cilmeri series, continues the story of Llywelyn, Meg, and their children in the medieval kingdom of Wales. Other books in the series include a novella, Winds of Time, and six novels: Daughter of Time, Footsteps in Time, Prince of Time Crossroads in Time, Exiles in Time, and Castaways in Time.

30 review for Children of Time

  1. 4 out of 5

    Lizzie

    I loved this book! Best in the series so far. Great job Sarah Woodbury, I was looking forward to this book since the third (forth with the prequel) came out, and you didn't disappoint! In this edition the story focuses on David and Lili, and Llywelyn and Meg. It starts out with David with his parents getting ready to take off to London to attend the wedding of William de Bohun. When Llywelyn seems to have a heart attack, luckily they are on a balcony with a 40 ft drop so Meg and Goronwy jump with I loved this book! Best in the series so far. Great job Sarah Woodbury, I was looking forward to this book since the third (forth with the prequel) came out, and you didn't disappoint! In this edition the story focuses on David and Lili, and Llywelyn and Meg. It starts out with David with his parents getting ready to take off to London to attend the wedding of William de Bohun. When Llywelyn seems to have a heart attack, luckily they are on a balcony with a 40 ft drop so Meg and Goronwy jump with him as previously arranged between the two of them when Llywelyn had been in poor health since the summer when he was swept up in the storm during battle (in the last book). This way he could get medical care in Meg's world, present time. This left David as ruler of Wales in the meantime and having to make decisions on his own without his father the King for the first time. It seemed bad timing with the trip to Wales, but maybe it was great timing to force David to find confidence in himself. That was not an easy task since he was still fearing for the life of his father, and the outcome of the trip that Llywelyn, Meg, and Goronwy took. To add on to this stream of events along with the wedding happening in London there would also be a meeting of the nobles of Wales and England to find who would finally take the thrown of England which has been empty for three years. Without making a decision it would surly mean civil war in England. On his journey to London, David realizes that not only do the people of Wales believe he is the reincarnation of Arthur, but so do the people of England and they want him to be King! This was a great addition to the series. I was really excited that Llywelyn and Meg were a focus again, which they haven't been a focus together since Daughter of Time, which before this book was my favorite of the series. I love the relationship between the two of them! It was also fun to finally see David and Lili together as a couple since it was more teased about in the past couple books. I really have nothing bad to say about this book, except I wanted more! This was the first book in awhile that I put it down and just wanted to keep reading because I wanted to know more of the characters and what happened next. Saying that I better mention that this book does not end in a cliff hanger. It has a great ending. You will just have to read to find out what happens to all the characters!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Leona

    On amazon.com: "November 1288. Bereft of a king or rightful heir, England hurtles towards civil war for the second time in a generation. When David, Prince of Wales, and his wife, Lili, travel to London to attend the wedding of William de Bohun and Princess Joan, they have no intention of involving themselves in local politics. But as infighting leads to murder, David and Lili find themselves at the center of a far-reaching conspiracy. Trapped between history and legend, they must decide how muc On amazon.com: "November 1288. Bereft of a king or rightful heir, England hurtles towards civil war for the second time in a generation. When David, Prince of Wales, and his wife, Lili, travel to London to attend the wedding of William de Bohun and Princess Joan, they have no intention of involving themselves in local politics. But as infighting leads to murder, David and Lili find themselves at the center of a far-reaching conspiracy. Trapped between history and legend, they must decide how much they are willing to sacrifice to save not only their own country, but the people of England as well. Meanwhile, back in Wales, Llywelyn and Meg discover that time is no barrier to either adventure or trouble ... Children of Time, book four in the After Cilmeri series, continues the story of Llywelyn, Meg, and their children in the medieval kingdom of Wales." Main Character: Main Characters: The Welsh: David ap Llywelyn, Dafydd, Prince of Wales Ieuan ap Cynan, Welsh knight Bronwen Llywelyn, an Amercian married to Ieuan Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, King of Wales, David's father Marged, Queen of Wales, Mother of David and Anna Anna, David's half sister Mathonwy ap Rhys, Anna's husband; nephew to Llywelyn Cadell, son of Anna and Math Bevyn, Welsh knight Nicholas de Carew, Norman/Welsh lord The English: Edward l (deceased), King of England Eleanor of England, Edward's daughter Joan of England,Edward's daughter Sir John de Falkes, Castellan of Carlisle Castle Humphrey de Bohun, Regent of Hereford William de Bohun, Humphrey's son Maud de Bohun, Humphrey's wife John Peckham, Archbishop of Canterbury Edmund Mortimer, Lord of the March Gilbert de Clare, Lord of the March My review: Children of Time is Book 4 of the After Climeri Series. In this book, the chapters are from each of the main characters and what they feel and think. It was not confusing to go back and forth with the chapters. King Arthur is brought into this book and I personally liked the addition. No sex and the language is not bad. I think these books would be good reads for young people interested in history. I think the readers should read the prequel, Daughter of Time, but each book does stand alone. I am giving this book a 5 star because it held my interest. It is a fast read. I got my copy to read from my library system. Dedicated to my sister (who is nothing like Megs's sister even if they live in the same house)

  3. 4 out of 5

    Maya

    This is one of the best in the series. Meg takes Llywelyn to the future because he is having heart problems. MI5 hunts for them all over Wales and one of their agents ends up traveling back in time with them. David is having big problems back in England. There is some much intrigue going on, and he must figure it out all the players.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Leslie Jenison

    I picked all these up as e-books on amazon for a song. They are quick reads, enjoyable, and a perfect entertainment for a busy month. If you are a reader of historical fiction, time-travel, and fantasy, I believe you will enjoy them. Fast reads, one and all.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    Love, Love, Love, Love, Loved it! I'd like there to be more.. :-) Love, Love, Love, Love, Loved it! I'd like there to be more.. :-)

  6. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca

    This is a wonderful series that is so exciting with how history could be changed if there really was time travel.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Angela

    I'm so in love with this series. I think it would be a perfect adaptation for TV.... I'm so in love with this series. I think it would be a perfect adaptation for TV....

  8. 5 out of 5

    Jeanne Loidolt

    Unexpected royalty from a snake pit of evil Who would have guessed what this plot led to! However, Woodbury has formed a believable foundation to support her creative imagination. Who else in this alternate reality merits the honor and adoration due this returning Arthur than a 14-year-old from the 21st century who assumed his place at age 20 on the throne of England. Only solid historical research could bring this bud to flower in a manner that keeps a reader cheering and wanting more. Reminisce Unexpected royalty from a snake pit of evil Who would have guessed what this plot led to! However, Woodbury has formed a believable foundation to support her creative imagination. Who else in this alternate reality merits the honor and adoration due this returning Arthur than a 14-year-old from the 21st century who assumed his place at age 20 on the throne of England. Only solid historical research could bring this bud to flower in a manner that keeps a reader cheering and wanting more. Reminiscent of a Frodo whose goodness stems from honorable character traits and puts the needs of others before his own, Daffyd unwittingly steps forward to defy the evil around him to uphold the goodness within him. I am more an historical fiction person than fantasy howerver I am as absorbed and enthralled with this tale as I was 50 years ago with Middle earth. I am anxious to enjoy the imaginations and adventures in the next book.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Dawn Dorsey

    Phew! The continuing "if only" history of Wales has progressed to the point that it significantly changes the course of English history (since the two countries are so proximate and intertwined), and Wales has become what it and Scotland have always dreamed of being: an independent country of equal legal standing with England, Spain, and any other free country. You won't believe what follows as the logical development. Phew! The continuing "if only" history of Wales has progressed to the point that it significantly changes the course of English history (since the two countries are so proximate and intertwined), and Wales has become what it and Scotland have always dreamed of being: an independent country of equal legal standing with England, Spain, and any other free country. You won't believe what follows as the logical development.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Bruce

    I found the first couple of chapters of this book to be slow and not very interesting, but once the plot got past the transit in time, it became very intreating. Sarah Woodbury's writing skills improve with every book, her earlier simple characters become more complex and her simple story lines become multiple parallel story lines weaving into richer plots. I found the first couple of chapters of this book to be slow and not very interesting, but once the plot got past the transit in time, it became very intreating. Sarah Woodbury's writing skills improve with every book, her earlier simple characters become more complex and her simple story lines become multiple parallel story lines weaving into richer plots.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Sallie Young

    Llewellyn heart issue and David's London trip The King of Wales puts his hand on his chest and goes down. Meg thinks time travel. Meanwhile David learns of a secret society meant to keep him safe. Travels to London for wedding suddenly have two ladies dead. England still needs a king to head off a civil war. Who will be chosen or killed next before they make it? Llewellyn heart issue and David's London trip The King of Wales puts his hand on his chest and goes down. Meg thinks time travel. Meanwhile David learns of a secret society meant to keep him safe. Travels to London for wedding suddenly have two ladies dead. England still needs a king to head off a civil war. Who will be chosen or killed next before they make it?

  12. 4 out of 5

    Takiyah Dudley

    great continuation to one of my favorite series. a nice happy, intriguing twidt at the end to keep you hooked.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Laurie Pringle

    I love the new characters that continue to keep this story alive... The hitchhikers keep each book fresh and interesting. So glad I picked up this series.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Jsga914

    Loving the whole series!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Susan Fisher

    Great series Once you start you'll be hooked. Great series from start to finish. I didn't want it to end! Highly recommend Great series Once you start you'll be hooked. Great series from start to finish. I didn't want it to end! Highly recommend

  16. 4 out of 5

    Lawrence Lassek

    Interesting. Similar to the Outlander series except the time travel is over 700 instead of 200 years.

  17. 4 out of 5

    M T

    Getting a little far fetched, even for a time travel book, but still enjoyable.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Carol

    Enjoyable

  19. 4 out of 5

    peggy griffith

    Children of time This was the best book ever, and I would and will recommend it too.. Its a book and a series worth reading. Always/p griffith

  20. 4 out of 5

    Richard Pierce

    I love this stuff. Great research, thrilling writing, a logical alternate universe. Compelling characters, and likable, too. And some very bad baddies.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Louise

    Good but odd stylistic choice While I'm still enjoying the series, I wonder why the author chose to write this in first person when most of the series is written in third person limited. This odd pov choice kept knocking me out of the story. I'm glad to see that traveling to the future like a personal get out jail free card is starting to have consequences for Meg and her family. Seriously. It was long overdue. The political intrigue is what keeps me interested and there is that in spades. And I'm Good but odd stylistic choice While I'm still enjoying the series, I wonder why the author chose to write this in first person when most of the series is written in third person limited. This odd pov choice kept knocking me out of the story. I'm glad to see that traveling to the future like a personal get out jail free card is starting to have consequences for Meg and her family. Seriously. It was long overdue. The political intrigue is what keeps me interested and there is that in spades. And I'm glad to see that the newest arrival from the future doesn't speak welsh. Honestly that was starting to stretch credulity. In all I enjoyed this but not as much as other books.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Mina

    I just recently started reading the After Cilmeri Series and I LOVE everything about it. I read all 12 books in 2 weeks and can't wait for the next one to arrive on my kindle next month. I just recently started reading the After Cilmeri Series and I LOVE everything about it. I read all 12 books in 2 weeks and can't wait for the next one to arrive on my kindle next month.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kyra Dunst

    Sarah Woodsbury outdid herself on this one. When I first started reading the series, I had no idea how complex the story could get. It is fascinating how people in less advanced civilizations might have twisted things to self fulfill prophesies, such as the Arthur legend. Although this is an obvious work of fiction, the flow of events is so believable, it almost feels like it could happen like this. I can't wait for the next novel in the series. Sarah Woodsbury outdid herself on this one. When I first started reading the series, I had no idea how complex the story could get. It is fascinating how people in less advanced civilizations might have twisted things to self fulfill prophesies, such as the Arthur legend. Although this is an obvious work of fiction, the flow of events is so believable, it almost feels like it could happen like this. I can't wait for the next novel in the series.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Sandy

    Well, who knew what would come of travelling to a royal wedding? Looking forward to seeing how this plays out, now that it's diverging more and more from the history we know. I kinda like the theory that Arthur Pendragon was also a time traveller. At this point, I'm along for the ride, for sure. Don't know if I've just warmed to it, or if the writing really has gotten stronger since the first few books. Well, who knew what would come of travelling to a royal wedding? Looking forward to seeing how this plays out, now that it's diverging more and more from the history we know. I kinda like the theory that Arthur Pendragon was also a time traveller. At this point, I'm along for the ride, for sure. Don't know if I've just warmed to it, or if the writing really has gotten stronger since the first few books.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Jilly

    Another great continuation! This time we have a new adventure for Llywellyn and Meg while David deals with English plots and politics. The intrigue of court life is a perilous tightrope to walk and yet David seems to do it rather smoothly thought people still tend to die along the way. What I adored was the parallel storylines with Meg and Llywellyn in the future trying to thwart the plans and plots of the government. Truly great and a fantastic series.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Diane

    Llewelyn suffers what appears to be a heart attack, so Meg and Goronwy take him and jump off the castle of Chepstow wall (and when they return, they bring Callum, an MI5 agent, with them). David and Lily are off to London to attend the wedding of William Bohun to Princess Joan, but all does not go as planned. What happens to both parties takes the Cilmeri series a step further into its alternate history.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Meri

    Love this series! I started reading her books starting with the Gareth & Gwen series and started the After Cilmeri series while waiting for the Gareth & Gwen series to release new books and have never regretted it. Sarah is one of my favorite authors! You'll love her historical fiction series. Truly worthwhile reading! Love this series! I started reading her books starting with the Gareth & Gwen series and started the After Cilmeri series while waiting for the Gareth & Gwen series to release new books and have never regretted it. Sarah is one of my favorite authors! You'll love her historical fiction series. Truly worthwhile reading!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Donna

    This is absolutely one of my favorite series. I love how the author rotates what view the story is told from. I have noticed that people go to medieval Wales and decide to stay but nobody ever goes to the 21st century and decides to stay. I am kind of puzzled by that but I still love this series and I intend to read them all.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jo Anne Greenberg

    Great Story! This was the best book so far in this series. I adore the characters, the intrigue, the loyalty, betrayal, and the family love. I encourage all who love medieval times and a touch of time travel to start at the beginning of this series. Thank you Ms. Woodbury for their great series!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    Awesome. OMG this was so good. Time travel back to front focus AND historical what if unwinds. Fast paced and exciting. I devoured this in an evening. So glad I waited till the next book was out to read this one.

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