Daughter of Time by Sarah Woodbury
Can Meg and Llywelyn navigate the shifting allegiances that threaten the very existence of Wales – and create their own history that defies the laws of time.
Daughter of Time is appropriate for listeners from young teens to adults and is a prequel to the After Cilmeri series: A medieval man with an uncertain destiny, Llywelyn, the Prince of Wales, faces treachery and deceit at the hands of friends and foes alike…
A modern woman with a troubled past, Meg’s life is in tatters when she slips through time and into medieval Wales… Only by working together can Meg and Llywelyn navigate the shifting allegiances that threaten the very existence of Wales – and create their own history that defies the laws of time.
A note from the author: I am so happy to be able to share with you this prequel to the After Cilmeri series. I created Footsteps in Time and Prince of Time first, and only wrote Daughter of Time after so many listeners wanted to know how the story began.
Meg’s journey is continued in Footsteps in Time and Winds of Time, a novella that is meant to be a companion to the series.
Review by S. Blass:
Would you listen to Daughter of Time: A Time Travel Romance again? Why?
Yes, I would listen again, and again. I have read the book but the story came alive for me in the Audible version. There was so much I had forgotten or simply missed reading in print and I am sure that I didn’t fill the gaps with just one listen. Besides the particular storyline, there is a wonderful presentation of Welsh history, not my area of expertise for sure and I would love to relisten for the sake of absorbing the history more too.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Daughter of Time: A Time Travel Romance?
When Meg sang the Welsh lullabye … and realized it was a Welsh love song…right at the point she realized she was actually singing this song to Llewellyn and not “just singing a song”.
What about Laurel Schroeder’s performance did you like?
The characterization of voice based on the point of view (who was speaking or experiencing), the cadence of her reading and pacing was perfect, and the Welsh pronunciations added so much that I couldn’t add for myself in text reading.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes yes yes…but real life didn’t let me. I was reluctant to turn off my audible app as I went into work, didn’t want to get out of the car when I got home so I could keep listening, and etc etc etc.
Any additional comments?
Loved it beyond my own expectations. At first I wasn’t sure about this narrator, her Meg didn’t mesh with my recollection of the book (plus 6 or 7 books later Meg is older, wiser, different!), but within the first 30 minutes I was hooked. Fair disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of the audiobook from the author, with no obligation to like it as much as I did…actually no obligations at all, really. I can’t wait for all the After Cilmeri books to be available on Audible.
Review by AFran:
What made the experience of listening to Daughter of Time: A Time Travel Romance the most enjoyable?
By far, the way the story and how it was narrated made me feel so drawn in. It was easy to see, in my mind’s eye, what was unfolding and feel as if I was standing close by as it was all happening. I had read the book just weeks before listening to the audiobook and already loved the story, but listening to it brought added depth.
Who was your favorite character and why?
How to choose??? Llewellyn. He is kind and insightful, fiercely dedicated and shrewd. I am too old to be a groupie, but I am a Llewellyn groupie. Then there’s Gowronry, who is loyal beyond reproach. I can’t say Meg, ’cause I’m jealous that she has Llewellyn. Also love Bevyn, though more so because of how his character will develop as the series progresses.
Which character – as performed by Laurel Schroeder – was your favorite?
Llewellyn, by far. Love her Daffyd as well…she really does capture his roguishness.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
There were many, all of them having to do with how the relationship between Meg and Llewellyn develops.
Any additional comments?
I have never traveled to Wales. But after this series of books, I have BEEN to Wales. With this series, and now producing them in audio, Sarah Woodbury has strolled right up to the top of my favorite author list!