1153: Hispania and the Isles of Albion
Like 'Game of Thrones' with real history. Can be read as a standalone.
Dragonetz and Estela: the troubadours. They thought they knew each other but they didn't even know themselves.
Dragonetz has failed Eleanor of Aquitaine once. Now she plans to be Queen of England he could make amends. Although prepared to risk his own life on an impossible quest, a knight should protect his lady, or so say the troubadour songs. His lady, however, plays to a different tune and she wants partnership, not protection.
Estela and Dragonetz fight their enemies, both on the battlefield and in the courts of Christendom, from the sophistication of Zaragossa to the wilds of Wales. Can they win through to song hereafter, together? Or have they broken one rule too many?
Mystery, intrigue, romance and adventure fill the pages of this magnificent conclusion to an epic series sure to delight fans of Ken Follett, Kristin Hannah, Bernard Cornwell and Elizabeth Chadwick. Jean Gill captures the soul of the age and the characters who lived in it.
Global Ebooks Award for Best Historical Fiction. FINALIST in The Wishing Shelf and the Chaucer Awards. The Historical Novel Society Editor's Choice.
'Historical Fiction at its best', Karen Charlton, the Detective Lavender Mysteries
'Evocative and thoroughly riveting. A vividly-written, historical saga.' The Wishing Shelf
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Brava! Jean Gill's stories are so tightly woven into the tapestry of medieval France and England and the politics thereof that I simply marvel as I read them. Her complex plot lines and immersion in the atmosphere of the regions and the time are wonderful, and her use of Occitan lyrics throughout in her troubadors’ songs enhances the authentic flavor. As her characters travel farther afield, she draws the differences in the cultures of the time period so clearly that the people and their world view come alive. Although it was sad to say good-bye, this was a fitting end to the saga of Dragonetz and Estela. If you like history, if you like romance, if you like France, you have a treat awaiting you in this masterfully conceived and written quartet.
I received an electronic Advanced Reader Copy of this book prior to publication, in exchange for an honest review.