Featured: The Cold Light of Dawn by Anna Belfrage
There is nothing Adam can do but pray and hope that somehow things will work out. Unfortunately, prayers don’t always help.
After Henry of Lancaster’s rebellion has been crushed early in 1329, a restless peace settles over England.
However, the young Edward III is no longer content with being his regents’ puppet, no matter that neither Queen Isabella nor Roger Mortimer shows any inclination to give up their power.
Caught in between is Adam de Guirande, torn between his loyalty to the young king and that to his former lord, Roger Mortimer. Edward III is growing up fast.
No longer a boy to be manipulated, he resents the power of his mother, Queen Isabella, and Mortimer.
His regents show little inclination of handing over their power to him, the rightful king, and Edward suspects they never will unless he forces their hand.
Adam de Guirande is first and foremost Edward’s man, and he too is of the opinion that the young king is capable of ruling on his own.
But for Adam siding with his king causes heartache, as he still loves Roger Mortimer, the man who shaped him into who he is.
Inevitably, Edward and his regents march towards a final confrontation.
And there is nothing Adam can do but pray and hope that somehow things will work out.
Unfortunately, prayers don’t always help.
Meet Anna Belfrage:
Had Anna been allowed to choose, she’d have become a professional time-traveller. No luck there, so instead she became a financial professional with two absorbing interests; history and writing.
These days, Anna combines an exciting day job with a large family and her writing endeavours. Plus she always finds the time to try out new recipes, chase down obscure rose bushes and initiate a home renovation scheme or two.
Anna has authored the acclaimed time travelling series The Graham Saga, set in 17th century Scotland and Maryland, as well as the equally acclaimed medieval series The King’s Greatest Enemy.
Anna has also published The Wanderer, a fast-paced contemporary romantic suspense trilogy with paranormal and time-slip ingredients.
Her September 2020 release, His Castilian Hawk is a story of loyalty and love set against the complications of Edward I’s invasion of Wales in the late 13th century.
Her most recent release, The Whirlpools of Time , is a time travel romance set against the backdrop of a brewing rebellion in the Scottish highlands.
All of Anna’s books have been awarded the IndieBRAG Medallion, she has several Historical Novel Society Editor’s Choices, and one of her books won the HNS Indie Award in 2015.
She is also the proud recipient of several Reader’s Favorite medals as well as having won various Gold, Silver, and Bronze Coffee Pot Book Club awards.
If you want to know more about Anna, why not visit her website, https://www.annabelfrage.com
Review by Kindle Customer:
I have read every single book in this series and have enjoyed every single one of them.
All the books provide an incredible history lesson, beginning with King Edward II, Queen Isabella’s, and Lord Mortimer’s governing, and in this last book, the establishment of King Edward III’s reigning period.
In every book, there is a lot of political intrigue, betrayal, and deception. The one constant thing that has prevailed through each book is the unconditional and undying love between the two main characters, Adam and Kit. Yes, they had their ups and downs, their jealousy, but in the end, their love always prevails.
In this book, the character who disappointed me the most was King Edward.
Adam risked his life many times to protect the young king, and in return, when Adam needed him the most, the king turned his back on Adam.
He allowed his followers to call Adam the ‘lame’ knights. Kit and Adam suffered many losses in this book, they both lost their brothers due to the King’s betrayal.
If there is another book in the series, I hope Adam and Kit do not go back to court to be humiliated by the young royal couple who are turning out to be as power-hungry as their predecessors.
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