Sourcebooks, 2013 (2013)
Reviewed by Wanda Plourde
n his youth, Fulke FitzWarin was asked to play chess with Prince John who threw a tantrum because Fulke was winning. The Prince hit Fulke in the face with the chess board and broke his nose, beginning a rivalry that lasted all their lives.
any years later, Fulke has been knighted and John rules the land. Fulke hopes to regain his family's land and castle and to complete a mission his father was unable to finish before his death. Though Fulke petitioned the king as the rightful heir, John (still holding a grudge) gave his inheritance to his enemies. Fulke was ultimately named an outlaw by the crown. Fulke FitzWarren was many things - a brother, a loyal and loving husband, a good father to his children, and a hero to those who knew him. But most of all, he was an honorable knight with the courage to stand up for what he believed to be just.
found this novel well written and excellent, about a man who lived in a time of great unrest and war. Elizabeth Chadwick has weaved fact and fiction into a wonderful tale that kept me glued to its pages all night long. The more I read the more I wanted and I was quite sad when it finally ended.
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