Swords of the King

by Charlene Newcomb

Swords of the King - Charlene Newcomb - Battle Scars
Part of the Battle Scars series:
Editions:Kindle: $ 4.99
Pages: 447

Normandy, March 1196
King Richard has their loyalty.
The French would have their lives.
And John, the king’s brother, will never forget how they betrayed him.

The kidnapping of the king’s former sister-in-law sets off a chain of events that entangle the knights Henry de Grey and Stephan l’Aigle in politics and intrigue, treason . . . and murder.

What begins as escort duty for the knights becomes a chase through the Norman countryside on the trail of her son, the young duke Arthur. Assassins want him—and the knights—dead.

If assassins’ blades don’t kill them, King Richard’s war to recover his continental domains from France just might. Former enemies, like the king’s brother, are now allies. Can they be trusted?

Warriors. Heroes. Traitors. Spies . . . Lovers. 

Henry and Stephan will risk their honor and the trust of the king to protect Duke Arthur. They will fight treachery and brave bloody battles, see war in all its horror, and fight their fears of losing each other, all the while keeping their forbidden love secret.

With Swords of the King, Charlene Newcomb follows up her award-winning novel For King and Country (Battle Scars II) amidst the turbulent final years of the reign of Richard I of England, the Lionheart. This epic adventure furthers an original Robin Hood origins story and will captivate fans of historical fiction and anyone who likes a little romance—forbidden romance—with their history.

About the Author

Char lives in Kansas and spends most of her time at the library. She wishes she was there strictly to pursue research for her fiction, but alas, the library is her day job. Char's writing roots are in science fiction. Since the mid 1990s, she has published numerous short stories in the Star Wars Expanded Universe, including "A Certain Point of View," in Star Wars: Tales from the Empire. She published her first novel in 2012, and is currently writing a a historical fiction series filled with war, political intrigue, and a knightly romance of forbidden love set during the reign of Richard the Lionheart in the late 12th century. Battle Scars I, Men of the Cross and Book II, For King and Country, are B.R.A.G. Medallion honorees. King is an HNS Editor's Choice, a finalist in the 2016 Chaucer Awards for pre-1750 Historical Fiction, and received an honorable mention in the Writer's Digest Self-Published Ebooks Awards. Char is a blog editor for English Historical Fiction Authors and continues work on Book III of Battle Scars.


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