A Haunting Novel of Murder and Betrayal in Medieval England.
A stand-alone paranormal historical thriller in the award-winning Yorkshire Ghost Story collection by Karen Perkins, Knight of Betrayal will plunge you into the vibrant and deadly world of medieval England: Henry II, Thomas Becket - and four murderous knights.
1170, Canterbury Cathedral.
Four knights break sanctuary to brutally murder Archbishop Thomas Becket for their king, Henry II. Running from their crime, the four knights - Hugh de Morville, William de Tracy, Reginald FitzUrse and Richard le Brett - flee north to Knaresborough Castle where Morville is overlord. Initially celebrating ridding their king of the pest that Becket had become, they find themselves increasingly isolated as the Church and public opinion turn against them.
2015, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.
August is feva time - a celebration and festival of the arts. The Castle Players are to perform a play of their own creation: Knight of Betrayal, based on the events leading up to Becket's murder. Taking the honour very seriously, they work hard to get into character - but are they channelling more than just the characters of the knights they are portraying? As the group of friends begins to disintegrate, concern becomes certainty - this is one opening night that will never be forgotten as life in the small Yorkshire market town of Knaresborough tumbles into horror.
Likened by independent reviewers on Amazon to the Brontë sisters, Edgar Allen Poe, Barbara Erskine and Nathaniel Hawthorne, Karen Perkins' novels are filled with unflinching honesty and an acute understanding of human nature. She explores not only the depths of humanity, but the motivation behind the actions and pain people inflict upon each other, as well as the repercussions of these actions not only in the short term, but also the later generations who live with the implications of the past.
More information about Karen Perkins is available on her website: www.karenperkinsauthor.com
|Publisher:||LionheART Publishing House|
|Product dimensions:||5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.54(d)|
About the Author
Her first Yorkshire Ghosts novel - The Haunting of Thores-Cross - is a silver medal winner for European Fiction in the 2015 Independent Publisher Book Awards, and Dead Reckoning: A Caribbean Pirate Adventure reached the top 50 in the UK Kindle chart as part of The Hot Box set that also included work by international bestselling thriller authors David Leadbeater, John Paul Davis and Steven Bannister.
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