The Falcons Of Montabard
By Elizabeth Chadwick
Sweeping across 12th Century England, Jerusalem and the Holy Land, award-winning author Elizabeth Chadwick tells the gripping tale of a wild youth faced with battles of the heart and the sword
When war and passion collide, all but the brave will flounder
Sabin FitzSimon, disgraced son of an earl, finally has the chance to salvage his reputation when renowned knight Edmund Strongfist asks Sabin to join him on his journey to the Holy Land, offering sword and services to the King of Jerusalem.
The only thing Sabin must promise is to keep away from Strongfist's beautiful daughter, Annais. Sabin obeys, but his attraction to Annais's spirit, courage and her wonderful harp playing become increasingly difficult to resist.
As Sabin struggles to keep his heart in check, he must also confront the trials of The Holy Land itself. A land in turmoil from constant warfare and the capture of its King, Sabin is faced with taking command of the fortress of Montabard - and marrying its recently widowed chateleine.
Much of Elizabeth Chadwick's research is carried out as a member of Regia Anglorum, an early mediaeval re-enactment society with emphasis on accurately re-creating the past. She also tutors in the skill of writing historial and romantic fiction. She won a Betty Trask Award for The Wild Hunt and has been shortlisted for the RNA Awards four times.
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14 Mar 2013
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The best writer of medieval fiction — Historical Novel Review
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