About the Book:
England, 1176. King Henry II has imprisoned his rebellious Queen for her failed attempt to overthrow him. But with her conspirators still at large and a failed assassination attempt on his beautiful mistress, Rosamund Clifford, the King must take action to preserve his reign.
Desperate, Henry turns to the only man he trusts: a man whose skills have saved him once before. Sir Benedict Palmer answers the call, mistakenly believing that his family will remain safe while he attends to his King.
As Palmer races to secure his King’s throne, neither man senses the hand of a brilliant schemer, a mystery figure loyal to Henry's traitorous Queen who will stop at nothing to see the King defeated.
The Blood of the Fifth Knight is an intricate medieval murder mystery and worthy sequel to E.M. Powell's acclaimed historical thriller The Fifth Knight.
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OMG I love books set in this time period. The problem I usually have is that the women are to whiny and the men to jerky (I know not a real word). That is not a problem with this book. As soon as I started to read this book, I felt transported back in time.
Benedict is called to help King Henry II. Some one is trying to assassinate an overthrow him. Benedict is the only man he trust to help him. But there is someone even more cunning at work.
I felt connected to all these characters. The drama and suspense just made this story so much better. I did not know that this was a sequel until I started typing this review. I do not feel like I missed to much from not reading the first book. But I do feel that when I go and read the first book that alot more things will be enjoyed in the second.
Besides all this I loved this book tremendously. I look forward to reading much more from this amazing author.
About the Author
E. M. Powell is the author of medieval thriller The Fifth Knight, which was a #1 Amazon Bestseller. Born and raised in the Republic of Ireland into the family of Michael Collins (the legendary revolutionary and founder of the Irish Free State), she now lives in the northwest of England with her husband and daughter and a Facebook-friendly dog. She is a member of the Historical Novel Society (HNS), International Thriller Writers and Romance Writers of America, as well as a reviewer of fiction and nonfiction for the HNS.
Her latest book is the historical mystery/thriller, THE BLOOD OF THE FIFTH KNIGHT.
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