King's Gold (Medieval West Country Series #30)

King's Gold (Medieval West Country Series #30)

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by Michael Jecks
     
 

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As the year 1326 draws to a close, London is in flames. King Edward II is a prisoner, and the forces of his vengeful queen, Isabella, and her lover Sir Roger Mortimer, are in the ascendant. The Bardi family, bankers who have funded the King, must look to their future with the Queen, steering a careful course between rival factions - if, that is, they can keep

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As the year 1326 draws to a close, London is in flames. King Edward II is a prisoner, and the forces of his vengeful queen, Isabella, and her lover Sir Roger Mortimer, are in the ascendant. The Bardi family, bankers who have funded the King, must look to their future with the Queen, steering a careful course between rival factions - if, that is, they can keep themselves alive.
Others, too, find their loyalties torn. Guarding the deposed King on behalf of Mortimer, Sir Baldwin de Furnshill and bailiff Simon Puttock find themselves entangled in a tightening net of conspiracy, greed, betrayal and murder.

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Publishers Weekly
Rebel forces cause Edward II, England’s unpopular king, to flee London at the violent start of Jecks’s engaging 30th Knights Templar mystery featuring Sir Baldwin de Furnshill and Simon Puttock (after 2010’s The Oath). The deposed monarch finds refuge in the Cotswolds, where Sir Baldwin and Simon are among his protectors. The Bardis, members of a Florentine banking family who have provided Edward with financial support, play a major role in the action, which revolves around plots to seize the English throne, several killings in London, and the appearance of a cache of gold. Jecks once again brings early 14th-century England to life with his encyclopedic knowledge of the period, though he’s less dexterous handling the large cast of characters, many of whom blur together. Series fans will eagerly await the sequel. (Nov.)
Library Journal
Anticipate intricate plotting in Jecks's latest entry in his action-packed medieval series (The Oath). It's 1326, and London's burning: a deposed king needs protection, and we know the guys who can do it. Expect demand!
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"Anticipate intricate plotting in Jecks's latest entry in his action-packed medieval series. . . . Expect demand!"  —Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847379023
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster UK
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Series:
Medieval West Country Series, #30
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
1,471,104
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.90(d)

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