Thursday, February 09, 2006

Ursula's Maiden Army by Philip Griffin


Ursula's Maiden Army: "Britannic Princess Ursula hatches a bold scheme when the men of her country go to defend the crumbling Roman Empire?that an army of women can defend their island home! She and her friends Pinnosa, Brittola, Cordula, Martha and Saula, create an all-female force who successfully defend their homeland from the Picts, Hibernians and Saxons.

When the Britannic men don?t return from the Continent because they are embroiled in the disaster that becomes the fall of Rome, Ursula comes up with an even more audacious plan?the army of women shall go to Germania for a Grand Wedding of the Forces. Alas, her objective quickly goes awry when weather, politics and war keep the armies apart?and thrust Ursula and her 11,000 maiden army directly into battle with the Huns! Ursula?s Maiden Army will enthrall readers with it?s tale of adventure, bravery and the determination of its heroine.

Ursula?s Maiden Army is based on the legend (and scant truth) of Saint Ursula, the fifth century martyr of Cologne, Germany."

Available April 2006.
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