The Good Knight

The Good Knight

by Sarah Woodbury

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Join Gareth & Gwen in their first mystery together ... murder, intrigue, and romance in medieval Wales!

Five years after Gareth walked away from Gwen in disgrace, she encounters him in the aftermath of an ambush, standing over the body of a murdered king. Although it isn't exactly the reunion Gwen had dreamed of, she and Gareth join forces against the treachery and intrigue rife within the court of Gwynedd.

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 foundations of Wales.

Complete Series reading order: The Good Knight, The Uninvited Guest, The Fourth Horseman, The Fallen Princess, The Unlikely Spy, The Lost Brother, The Renegade Merchant, The Unexpected Ally, The Worthy Soldier, The Favored Son, The Viking Prince. Also The Bard's Daughter (prequel novella).

Product Details

BN ID: 2940011529177
Publisher: Sarah Woodbury
Publication date: 09/21/2011
Series: The Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 3,003
File size: 382 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

With over a million books sold to date, Sarah Woodbury is the author of more than forty novels, all set in medieval Wales. Although an anthropologist by training, and then a full-time homeschooling mom for twenty years, she began writing fiction when the stories in her head overflowed and demanded that she let them out. While her ancestry is Welsh, she only visited Wales for the first time at university.  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. Sarah is a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA) Professional Authors Network (PAN), the Historical Novel Society, and Novelists, Inc. (NINC). She makes her home in Oregon. Please follow her online at or 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 Outpost in Time Shades of Time Champions of Time Refuge in Time This Small Corner 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 Unexpected Ally The Worthy Soldier The Favored Son The Viking Prince The Irish Bride The Lion of Wales Series: Cold My Heart The Oaken Door Of Men and Dragons A Long Cloud Frost Against the Hilt The Last Pendragon Saga: The Last Pendragon The Pendragon's Blade Song of the Pendragon The Pendragon’s Quest The Pendragon's Champions Rise of the Pendragon The Pendragon's Challenge Legend of the Pendragon The Paradisi Chronicles: Erase Me Not

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The Good Knight: A Medieval Mystery 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 81 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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept me interested
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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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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,