The King's Assassin
By Angus Donald
AD 1215: The year of Magna Carta - and Robin Hood's greatest battleThe yoke of tyrannyKing John is scheming to reclaim his ancestral lands in Europe, raising the money for new armies by bleeding dry peasants and nobles alike, not least the Earl of Locksley - the former outlaw Robin Hood - and his loyal man Sir Alan Dale.The call to armsAs rebellion brews across the country and Robin Hood and his men are dragged into the war against the French in Flanders, a plan is hatched that will bring the former outlaws and their families to the brink of catastrophe - a plan to kill the King.The roar of revolutionEngland explodes into bloody civil war and Alan and Robin must decide who to trust - and who to slaughter. And while Magna Carta might be the answer their prayers for peace, first they will have to force the King to submit to the will of his people . . .
Keep the Home Fires Burning
By Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
The year is 1915, and the war is raging on . . . The war was not 'over by Christmas' after all and as 1915 begins, the Hunters begin to settle into wartime life.Diana, the eldest Hunter daughter, sees her fiance off to the Front but doesn't expect such coldness from her future mother-in-law. David's battalion is almost ready to be sent to the Front, but how will Beattie's fragile peace of mind endure? Below stairs, Ethel, the under housemaid, is tired of having her beaux go off to war so she deliberately sets her sights on a man who works on the railway, believing he won't be allowed to volunteer. Eric turns out to be decent, honest and he genuinely cares about Ethel - is this the man who could give her a new life?The Hunters, their servants and their neighbours soon realise that war is not just for the soldiers, but it's for everyone to win, and every new atrocity that is reported bolsters British determination: this is a war that must be won at all costs.Keep the Home Fires Burning is the second book in the War at Home series by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles, author of the much-loved Morland Dynasty novels. Set against the real events of 1915, this is an evocative, authentic and wonderfully depicted drama featuring the Hunter family and their servants.
A King's Cutter
By Richard Woodman
It is 1792, and Nathaniel Drinkwater is back in the Royal Navy, this time appointed to the twelve-gun cutter Kestrel, commanded by the inscrutable Madoc Griffiths. With the gathering menace of the French Revolution, he is involved in secret and dangerous operations off the French Coast, including the rescue of émigrés and the landing of agents. As Europe plunges deeper into war, Kestrel takes part in the struggle for supremacy in the Channel and Drinkwater has some sinister encounters with Edouard Santhonax, a man who is stirring up interest with British government agents. Fate will bring the two men together, but only one can triumph.
By Garry Douglas Kilworth
This is a thrilling new military adventure for Captain Jack Crossman.Captain 'Fancy Jack' Crossman has been sent to New Zealand, where the Maori Wars are in progress. His remit is to map the bush country and to set up a network of spies. During conflict he finds that the Maori are an honourable and formidable enemy. However, nefarious Europeans are at work, enriching themselves as land agents.Jack becomes entangled with one of these agents, the brother of his lifetime burden Private Harry Wynter, and is in danger of being sucked down into a morass of evil affairs. When the final revelation comes, Jack realises just how heinous these crimes are, and he must hunt down and destroy these monstrous elements...
The King's Daughter
By Barbara Kyle
A battle royal between two warring sisters...Upon the death of King Henry VIII, Queen Mary assumes the Tudor throne.Her first order of business is to wed the Catholic King Philip of Spain, creating a powerful alliance that will transform Mary's fanatical dream of ridding England of Protestantism into terrifying reality.And so begins her bloody reign...Even as she plans for her own nuptials, Isabel Thornleigh is working on various plots to overthrow Mary and bring her sister Elizabeth to power.But none of the secrets Isabel has discovered compares to the truths hidden in her own family.With her beloved father imprisoned by Queen Mary, only Carlos Valverde - a Spanish mercenary - can help her.And now with England's future at stake, Isabel is prepared to risk all to change the course of history...
By Angus Donald
THE THIRD CRUSADE IS OVER Richard the Lionheart is bound for England. But with all the princes of Europe united against him . . . can the greatest warrior in Christendom make it safely home?THE LION IS CHAINED Captured. Bound. Imprisoned. King Richard's slim hope of salvation rests on one man - a former outlaw, a vengeful earl, a man who scoffs at Holy Mother Church:ROBIN HOOD For King and country Robin and his loyal lieutenant Alan Dale will risk all - from blood-soaked battlefields to deadly assassins - to see the Lionheart restored to his rightful throne.
Knight Of Passion
By Margaret Mallory
Linnet is arrestingly beautiful and angry, a dangerous combination. Five years ago in Paris, Jamie Rayburn got his heart broken when he became a casualty of Linnet's war with her father. Now Jamie discovers Linnet in London, trying to save the young widowed queen from being discovered in a disastrous affair with her Clerk of the Wardrobe. Sparks fly from the moment Jamie and Linnet are reunited. Linnet takes Jamie to her bed again, but he intends to be more than her KNIGHT OF PASSION.Will Linnet choose love over revenge this time? When she is alone and threatened with charges of witchcraft, she finally understands that only love can save her - but is it too late?
Knight Of Pleasure
By Margaret Mallory
THE GREATEST PASSION Lady Isobel Hume is an expert swordswoman who knows how to choose her battles. When the king asks her to wed a French nobleman to form a political alliance, she agrees. But that's before the devilishly charming Sir Stephen Carleton captures her heart-and tempts her to betray her betrothed, her king, and her country. IS WORTH THE GREATEST PERIL Sir Stephen Carleton enjoys his many female admirers-until he dedicates himself to winning the lovely Isobel. So when a threat against the king leads Isobel into mortal danger, Stephen has a chance to prove that he is more than a knight of pleasure...and that love can conquer all.
Knight Of Desire
By Margaret Mallory
Lady Catherine risks her life to spy on her traitorous husband for her friend, Prince Harry. When her husband is captured and killed, she learns how the King rewards a woman's loyalty. He declares her lands forfeit and threatens to imprison her for her husband's treachery. The only way she can save herself is to wed the man the King has chosen to hold her strategic castle on the Welsh border. William FitzAlan arrives at Ross Castle, his surcoat still bloody from battle, to claim the traitor's lands. But there is one last price he must pay for them: he must marry the beautiful widow. He cannot help desiring her but can he ever trust her? Set against the historical backdrop of the last great Welsh rebellion and Henry IV's struggle to hold onto the crown, this is a novel of romance and adventure filled with wily royals, charismatic rebels, and unlikely spies. Author Margaret Mallory weaves history with fast-paced drama, engaging characters, and heated romance.