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The Good Knight
     

The Good Knight

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by Sarah Woodbury
 

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An enthralling story, sympathetic characters and a visit to another time, another culture.
What more can you ask of an author? -- Medieval Mysteries

Intrigue, suspicion, and rivalry among the royal princes casts a shadow on the court of Owain, king of north Wales…
The year is 1143 and King Owain seeks to unite his daughter in marriage with an

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An enthralling story, sympathetic characters and a visit to another time, another culture.
What more can you ask of an author? -- Medieval Mysteries

Intrigue, suspicion, and rivalry among the royal princes casts a shadow on the court of Owain, king of north Wales…
The year is 1143 and King Owain seeks to unite his daughter in marriage with an allied king. But when the groom is murdered on the way to his wedding, the bride’s brother tasks his two best detectives—Gareth, a knight, and Gwen, the daughter of the court bard—with bringing the killer to justice.
And once blame for the murder falls on Gareth himself, Gwen must continue her search for the truth alone, finding unlikely allies in foreign lands, and ultimately uncovering a conspiracy that will shake the political foundations of Wales.

The Good Knight is the first Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mystery.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011529177
Publisher:
Sarah Woodbury
Publication date:
09/21/2011
Series:
Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
2,676
File size:
380 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

With two historian parents, Sarah couldn't help but develop an interest in the past. She went on to get more than enough education herself (in anthropology) and began writing fiction when the stories in her head overflowed and demanded she let them out. While her ancestry is Welsh, she only visited Wales for the first time while in college. She has been in love with the country, language, and people ever since. She even convinced her husband to give all four of their children Welsh names. With 400,000 books sold, Sarah is the author of 21 novels and 5 novellas, all set in medieval Wales. She makes her home in Oregon. Please follow her online at www.sarahwoodbury.com or https://www.facebook.com/sarahwoodburybooks Sarah's books include: The After Cilmeri Series: Daughter of Time Footsteps in Time Winds of Time Prince of Time Crossroads in Time Children of Time Exiles in Time Castaways in Time Ashes of Time Warden of Time Guardians of Time Masters of Time The Gareth and Gwen Medieval Mysteries: The Bard’s Daughter The Good Knight The Uninvited Guest The Fourth Horseman The Fallen Princess The Unlikely Spy The Lost Brother The Renegade Merchant The Lion of Wales Series: Cold My Heart The Oaken Door Of Men and Dragons The Last Pendragon Saga: The Last Pendragon The Pendragon’s Quest The Paradisi Chronicles: Erase Me Not

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The Good Knight: A Medieval Mystery 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 79 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It did take some effort in the beginning of the book to keep some of the characters straight. Since it's historical fiction some names could not be changed. I found that in no time it was not an issue. I thought that the story line was strong and it was well written. I will be buying her other books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A well written love mystery.
InkspelledFaery More than 1 year ago
This was a deviation from my usual reading material in that it is neither Young Adult nor Fantasy. Nonetheless, it was free for Kindle and had “knight” in the title. I decided to give it a shot and what I got was certainly worth the read! The plot: This is a mystery set in medieval Wales with enough twists to keep me guessing. There’s a dash of romance, a good dose of action, and enough historical fact to make it authentic, but not overwhelming. Despite this being a little different from my normal literary fare, it was a good read and a reminder of why I used to love mystery. The characters: Gwen is a bard’s daughter who is also a spy for the king’s youngest son, Hwyll. She was a strong heroine who has her head on straight and her feet firmly on the ground and is clever to boot. I did like her and the side romance between her and Gareth was sweet, but not prominent enough to distract from the main story—the murder mystery. There is this one part where Gareth is called a “good knight,” thus giving the story its name. He is one of those loyal, steadfast characters with a past he’d rather be without. He is also in the confidences of Hwyll, who gave him a sort of second chance after a conflict drove him to be a mercenary seven years before. I thought Gareth was a likeable individual overall and I did my fair share of worrying about him as the story progressed. I’m not going to tell you about the other characters because this is a mystery after all and we wouldn’t want to spoil anything. I’ll just say that Ms. Woodbury did a good job of showing the mindset of the era and didn’t sugar coat anyone. I thought this was an excellent story and I recommend it to fans of historical fiction or even just mystery.
readingfanatic More than 1 year ago
I'd read the first of this series, Bard's Daughter, and immediately ordered this one. I'm looking forward to others by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very difficult to keep the characters separate as they all have similar names.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Probably true to the times but had a hard time with the pronounciations and history
Bekahly More than 1 year ago
MYSTERY ROMANCE AND A TWIST The names of the characters are hard to pronounce but I really enjoyed the story. Definitely worth the read.
NavyWave62 More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars!!  A very hard book to get into.  Mostly because the names were very similiar.  Per author at the end, it's losely based on real people.  The author should include at beginning of the  book, the names and relationship.  This is a clean mystery, not your usual knight stories.  The story ends with so many unanswered questions, be warned you need to read the next book in the series (I am not) to see how things end.  (Ljb).  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am glad to see that i am nit the only one who cant tell the characters apart from each other! I'm not sure if it was just that or disjointed wording. I stopped reading on pg 19. For a book i got for free...its not worth the struggle.
LuckyPierre50 More than 1 year ago
Suspenseful story and historically informative of the era. well written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story is silly. I can't try to solve the mystery because I can't tell the characters apart (seriously, if you're going to give them unintelligible names, at least make them easier to tell apart). Ugh.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Initially, keeping the cast of characters straight was a chore, but the overall story was quite good and the characters were well developed.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Get the historical details right. Okay!
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sandpiperx5 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the story and felt it was well written. I have read very few books that have been about the Wales and some of the characters were hard to keep separate due to the similar names at first but the more you read the better. The mystery was well developed.
TwinkletoesCB More than 1 year ago
Interesting twist on Medieval mayhem, intrigue and, of course, romance. The main characters are well-defined and interesting. A "good" read, not bogged down in tedious explanations or details. I like this author and her series of Medieval stories.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved everything about the book and plan to read the entire series. Contrary to some of the other reviews, the characters were NOT too difficult to keep straight. Pay attention! The cast of characters at the front of the book along with the name pronunciation guide were very helpful. Read these first and you won't have any trouble following the story line. A terrific book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even though free, it wasn't worth the effort,
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desertsyl More than 1 year ago
I usually like reading about this time in history but I just couldn't get hooked. At the end of the first chapter, I switched to another book.