The King's Justice (Stanton & Barling, #1)

The King's Justice (Stanton & Barling, #1) A murder that defies logic and a killer still on the loose England, 1176 Aelred Barling, esteemed clerk to the justices of King Henry II, is dispatched from the royal court with his young assistant, Hugo Stanton, to investigate a brutal murder in a village outside York The case appears straightfo

The Monastery Murders (Stanton & Barling, #2)

The Monastery Murders (Stanton & Barling, #2) Their lives are ones of quiet contemplation and brutal murder Christmas Eve, 1176 Brother Maurice, monk of Fair Abbey, awaits the night prayer bell But there is only silence Cursing his fellow brother Cuthbert s idleness, he seeks him out and in the darkness, finds him brutally murdered Sum

The Winter Siege

The Winter Siege A powerful historical novel by the late Ariana Franklin and her daughter Samantha Norman, The Siege Winter is a tour de force mystery and murder, adventure and intrigue, a battle for a crown, told by two courageous young women whose fates are intertwined in twelfth century England s devastating civi

The Irish Princess

The Irish Princess Ireland, 1160 Aoife MacMurchada is just 14 years old when her father Diarmit, King of Leinster, is brutally deposed, and her family is forced to flee Southern Ireland into English exile Diarmit seeks help from King Henry II, an alliance that leads him to the charismatic Richard de Clare, lord of St

The Autumn Throne (Eleanor of Aquitaine, #3)

The Autumn Throne (Eleanor of Aquitaine, #3) England, 1176 Imprisoned by her husband, King Henry II, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of England, refuses to let her powerful husband bully her into submission, even as he forces her away from her children and her birthright Freed only by Henry s death, Eleanor becomes dowager Queen of England But t

The Tiger Queens: The Women of Genghis Khan

The Tiger Queens: The Women of Genghis Khan In the late twelfth century, across the sweeping Mongolian grasslands, brilliant, charismatic Temujin ascends to power, declaring himself the Great, or Genghis, Khan But it is the women who stand beside him who ensure his triumph After her mother foretells an ominous future for her, gifted B

The Winter Isles

The Winter Isles I am Somerled The summer warrior What am I, if not a warrior In twelfth century Scotland, far removed from the courtly manners of the Lowland, the Winter Isles are riven by vicious warfare, plots and battles Into this hard, seafaring life is born a boy called Somerled The son of an ageing chie

Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage The last thing Gebirga of Flanders remembers seeing is the argument between her parents that ended in her mother s death In the years since, she has learned to negotiate her family s castle of Gistel as a blind woman but everyone assumes that one day her home will be the convent founded in her moth

The Winter Crown (Eleanor of Aquitaine, #2)

The Winter Crown (Eleanor of Aquitaine, #2) It is the winter of 1154 and Eleanor, Queen of England, is biding her time While her husband King Henry II battles for land across the channel, Eleanor fulfils her duty as acting ruler and bearer of royal children But she wants to be than this if only Henry would let her Instead, Henry bel

A King's Ransom (Plantagenets #5)

A King's Ransom (Plantagenets #5) From the New York Times bestselling author of Lionheart comes the dramatic sequel, telling of the last dangerous years of Richard, Coeur de Lion s life This long anticipated sequel to the national bestseller Lionheart is a vivid and heart wrenching story of the last event filled years in the life

The Pillars of the Earth (Kingsbridge, #1)

The Pillars of the Earth (Kingsbridge, #1) Ken Follett is known worldwide as the master of split second suspense, but his most beloved and bestselling book tells the magnificent tale of a twelfth century monk driven to do the seemingly impossible build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has ever known Everything readers expect from Fo