Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 10 years ago

Hi Im looking for a book I read in the 90's....?

...It has a white cover with a candle flame. main character name is Branwen.

The book starts out in Wales where the other main character meets the heroine Branwen. His name is Jason

Faraday. Branwen is a powerful druid type person. Jason is her husband until she leaves him. I think she goes to school and becomes a social worker. She has long black hair and blue green eyes. The rest of the book takes place in United States

4 Answers

Relevance
  • 10 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Although I could not find a picture of the book cover, I believe the book you are looking for is ...

    Eyes of the Night by Diana Bane

    Product Description

    An American professor discovers Branwen Tennant's inherited psychic abilities, and sweeps her out of her Welsh castle to begin a new life in the United States, where her gift serves to warn her against the evil intentions of her new husband.

    • Login to reply the answers
  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Eyes of the Night by Diana Bane

    An American professor discovers Branwen Tennant's inherited psychic abilities, and sweeps her out of her Welsh castle to begin a new life in the United States, where her gift serves to warn her against the evil intentions of her new husband.

    • Login to reply the answers
  • 10 years ago

    Branwen Uerch Lyr : The Second of the Four Branches of the Mabinogi (Hardcover)

    by Derick S. Thomson (Author)

    1 used from $9.00

    ASIN: B000ZD8E32

    http://www.amazon.com/Branwen-Uerch-Lyr-Branches-M...

    ------------------------------------------------------------

    Brânwen, Daughter of Llŷr is a major character in the Second Branch of the Mabinogi, which is sometimes called the Mabinogi of Brânwen after her. Brânwen is a daughter of Llŷr and Penarddun and is considered the Welsh goddess of love and beauty. She is married to the King of Ireland, but the marriage does not bring peace.The story opens with Bendigeidfran (Brân the Blessed), King of Britain, sitting on a rock by the sea at Harlech and seeing the vessels of Matholwch King of Ireland approaching. Matholwch has come to ask for the hand of Brân's sister Brânwen in marriage. Brân agrees to this, and a feast is held to celebrate the betrothal. While the feast is going on, Efnisien, a half-brother of Brânwen and Brân, arrived and asked why there were celebrations. On being told, he was furious that his half sister had been given in marriage without his consent, and vented his spleen by mutilating Matholwch's horses. Matholwch was deeply offended, but was conciliated by Brân who gave him a magical cauldron which could bring the dead to life.

    Once in Ireland, Brânwen was treated cruelly by her husband Matholwch as punishment for Efnisien's mutilation of the horses (though not before she gave birth to an heir, Gwern). She tamed a starling and sent it across the Irish Sea with a message to her brother and Brân brought an invasion force from Wales to Ireland to rescue her. Some swineherds saw the giant Brân wading the sea and reported to Matholwch who retreated beyond a river and destroyed the bridges. However, Brân laid himself down over the river to serve as a bridge for his men. Matholwch, fearing war, tried to conciliate Brân and built a house big enough for him to fit into in order to do him honour. Matholwch agreed to give the kingdom to Gwern, his son by Brânwen, to pacify Brân. The Irish lords didn't like the idea, so they hid themselves in flour bags tied to the pillars of the huge newly built house to attack the Welsh. Efnisien, checking out the house prior to the arrival of Brân and his men, guessed what was happening and killed the hidden men by squeezing their heads. At the subsequent feast to celebrate Gwern's investiture as King of Ireland, Efnisien threw his nephew Gwern into the fire in order to break the peace settlement.

    In the ensuing war, all the Irish were killed save for five pregnant women who repopulated the island, while only seven of the Welsh survived to return home with Brânwen, taking with them the severed head of Brân. On landing in Wales at Aber Alaw in Anglesey Brânwen died of grief that so much destruction had been caused on her account, crying "Oh Son of God, woe to me that I was born! Two fair islands have been laid waste because of me!". She was buried beside the River Alaw.

    Brân commanded his men to cut off his head and to "bear it even unto the White Mount, in London, and bury it there, with the face towards France." And so for seven years his men spent feasting in Harlech, accompanied by three singing birds and Brân's head. After the seven years they went to Gwales in Penvro, where they remained for fourscore (80) years. Eventually they went to London and buried the head of Brân in the White Mount. Legend said that as long as the head was there, no invasion would come over the sea to Britain.

    At Llanddeusant, Anglesey on the banks of the Alaw can be found the cairn called Bedd Brânwen, her supposed grave. Now in ruins, it still has one standing stone. It was dug up in 1800, and again in the 1960s by Frances Lynch, who found several urns with human ashes. It is believed that if the story of Brânwen is based on real events, these must have taken place during the Bedd Brânwen Period of Bronze Age British history.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Branwen

    • Login to reply the answers
  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Is it this one?

    • Login to reply the answers
Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.