The story of William Marshal's father is captured in this first novel in a spellbinding standalone trilogy, by award-winning novelist Elizabeth Chadwick.
Elizabeth Chadwick lives near Nottingham with her husband, two sons and assorted animals including cats, dog and guinea pigs. She is the author of many historical novels, four of which have been shortlisted for awards.
'The best writer of mediaeval fiction currently around' - HISTORICAL NOVEL REVIEW 'Elizabeth Chadwick knows exactly how to write convincing and compelling historical fiction' - Marina Oliver 'Chadwick's historical grasp is secure and vivid in this punchy prequel to her last two FitzGilbert epics...an absorbing narrative that canters along' - FINANCIAL TIMES 'The author's facts are well researched, and her use of genuine people of the day intermingled with fictitious characters makes for a spellbinding story. She tells history as it was, but in an eminently readable form which can do nothing other than enthuse even the most jaded reader with the past. Most highly recommended' - Historical Novels Review 'Another wonderfully written, immensely moving and immaculately researched novel from an author who grows in stature with every book she writes' - LANCASHIRE EVENING POST 'Another example of how to write compelling historical fiction ... by the best novelist in this genre' DRIFFIELD LEADER