The King's Jewel

The King's Jewel

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 18/04/2024
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Synopsis

*Now with an exclusive extract of Elizabeth Chadwick's next novel, The Royal Rebel - only in the paperback!*

Wales, 1093.

The warm, comfortable family life of young Nesta, daughter of Prince Rhys of Deheubarth, is destroyed when her father is killed and she is taken hostage. Her honour is further tarnished when she is taken as an unwilling concubine by King William's ruthless younger brother Henry, who later ascends the throne under suspicious circumstances.

But it is Nesta's marriage that will really change the course of her life. Gerald FitzWalter, an ambitious young knight, is rewarded for his unwavering loyalty to his new King with Nesta's hand. He is delighted, having always admired her from afar, but Nesta's only comfort is her return to her beloved Wales. There, she cannot help but be tempted by the handsome, charismatic and dangerous son of the Welsh prince, Owain. When he offers her the chance to join him in his plan to overthrow Norman rule she must choose between duty and desire . . .

From the award-winning and bestselling author comes the heartbreaking tale of a woman trying to survive in a man's world - a world where the men who would protect her are dead and banished.

Real readers love The King's Jewel:

'Elizabeth Chadwick has done it again! What an amazing story. Her writing makes you feel like you are standing right next to Nesta and Gerald as they live their lives...Very strongly recommended!' GoodReads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'A refreshing, fascinating read...The story grabbed me from the first few pages and it only got better!' GoodReads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'A veritable gem of a book; rich in history, drama, romance, action and the good kind of heartbreak, Elizabeth Chadwick outdoes herself in this Welsh period piece...Stunning.' GoodReads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'Elizabeth Chadwick is an amazing writer [who draws] you right into the history and the story from the beginning...A great read.' GoodReads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'Well researched, beautifully written and a fascinating story of two people in challenging times...I am a huge Elizabeth Chadwick fan and this book doesn't disappoint...A must read!' GoodReads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'Elizabeth Chadwick is a master of historical fiction. I loved how she brought the story of Nesta, a Welsh princess, to life...I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves historical fiction, especially if they want to find out about fascinating women in history.' GoodReads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'What a jewel of a read...Wonderful. Couldn't put it down!' GoodReads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'Elizabeth Chadwick has a way of making you feel like you've magically time travelled back to medieval days. The King's Jewel is no exception. Fully fleshed out characters, a storyline that is based on historical events, and a writing style that keeps you [gripped] until the very last page' GoodReads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780751577631
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Weight: 329g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 38 mm

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The King's Jewel
Another wonderful story from a most wonderful and brilliant writer
I came across Elizabeth Chadwick because I saw she had written about Matilda and was interested after reading the Cadfael books by Ellis Peters. That boo... READ MORE
Ann Roden