Place Beyond Courage by Elizabeth Chadwick

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Synopsis

Sometimes Keeping Your Honor Means Breaking Your Word


The early twelfth century is a time for ambitious men to prosper. John FitzGilbert is a man of honor and loyalty, sworn to royal service. When the old king dies, his successor rewards the handsome and ambitious John with castles and lands. But King Stephen has a tenuous hold on both his reign and his barons, and when jealous rivals at court seek to destroy John, he backs a woman's claim to the crown, sacrifices his marriage, and eventually is forced to make a gamble that is perhaps one step too far.


Rich with detail, masterful in its storytelling, A Place Beyond Courage is a tale of impossible gambles and the real meaning of honor.


"Picking up an Elizabeth Chadwick novel is like having a Bentley draw up at your door: you know you are in for a sumptouous ride."-Daily Telegraph


"The best writer of medieval fiction currently around."-Richard Lee, founder and publisher, Historical Novel Society


"A star back in Britain, Elizabeth Chadwick is finally getting the attention she deserves here."-USA Today

 

About Elizabeth Chadwick

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Elizabeth Chadwick is the author of 17 historical novels, including The Greatest Knight, The Scarlet Lion, A Place Beyond Courage, For the King's Favor, Shadows and Strongholds, The Winter Mantle, The Falcons of Montabard, and To Defy a King, six of which have been shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists' Awards.
 
Published September 1, 2012 by Sourcebooks Landmark. 514 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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