Lord of Sunset by Parke Godwin

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From the acclaimed author of "Sherwood" and "Robin and the King" comes a powerful love story set 11th-century Britain. Although theirs is a forbidden union, the passionate devotion of a reluctant king for his lady will endure and grow through war, treachery, and the rise of William the Conqueror.
 

About Parke Godwin

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Parke Godwin was born on January 28, 1929. He joined the army as a young man and did top secret work at critical radio listening posts during the Korean conflict. Before becoming a writer, he was professional actor. He published his first book, Darker Places, at the age of 43. During his lifetime he wrote 14 novels, two story collections, and two plays. His works include The Snake Oil Wars, Firelord, Beloved Exile, Robin Hood in Sherwood, Robin and the King, and Waiting For the Galactic Bus. He also wrote three books in collaboration with Marvin Kaye entitled The Masters of Solitude, Wintermind, and A Cold Blue Light. He wrote Watch By Moonlight and The Lovers: the Legend of Trystan and Yseult under the pseudonym Jane Hawks. His work has appeared in several anthologies and his short story Influencing the Hell out of Time and Teresa Golowitz was the basis of a television episode of The Twilight Zone. He won the World Fantasy Award for his novella The Fire When It Comes. He died of natural causes on June 19, 2013 at the age of 84.
 
Published July 1, 1998 by Avon Books (P). 466 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Enthusiastic prequel to Godwin’s Sherwood (1991) and Robin and the King (1993), which drastically revised the Robin Hood story.

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Prolific Godwin (Return to Nottingham) tells the tragic story of Harold of Wessex, the earl who overcame his scruples to succeed Edward the Confessor as king but reigned for only a year before he was cut down at the Battle of Hastings.

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The centre stage naturally belongs to Harold, as he must deal with a detached and suspicious Edward, newly crowned king of the English, and the political ambitions of his father Godwine, Earl of Wessex.

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