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Princess Brides & the Giants of Albion launches the Ancient Fireside Tales series. These are traditional stories shared by our ancient ancestors around their firesides - as folktales for grownups and sometimes older children. The stories in this series portray humanity facing times of peril - whilst exploring human diversity and ingenuity to transform peril into opportunity, rising often phoenix-like from destitution to new heights of success.
Princess Brides & the Giants of Albion is a traditional British story from ancient times. A clan of 33 estranged sisters - all daughters to a powerful emperor - are banished from their land for a treasonous plot. Set upon a boat with neither sail nor oars, a storm eventually throws them as castaways upon the deserted shores of some uninhabited islands now named Britain.
The very first people to land upon these shores, the sisters soon become less like princesses and more like warrioresses of the wildwood, hunting with bows and spears. In a pledge for survival, the sisters form a true sisterhood - learning to love and care for one another in ways they had never understood back in the days of being princesses in a sprawling kingdom.
This is a tale of feminine quest and transformation - of treason, castaways, and the magical world of faery. We learn in this tale how Britain received its name, plus the older name by which the islands were originally known. We visit here, too, the origins of the legendary giant GogMagog and his tribe. But first, the sisters must encounter - and survive - another mysterious entity, a wildwood being who dwells within the fertile forest.
This tale of pain, passion, pleasure, and dominion has much value to carry away after the listening. It offers a rare treat for any fan of ancient legends or those seeking answers to help them better understand life's many mysteries.