The Falcons of Montabard (Elizabeth Chadwick) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Fiction Author: C shelves. priced at £10.00! Call in and get 40% OFF that price when you mention this post…
London: Time Warner Books, 2003, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: Barfleur, 1120. Sabin FitzSimon, bastard son of an earl, has acquired a reputation for wildness and trouble only matched by his abilities as a warrior. But when he is caught seducing the Kings favourite mistress, not even his fighting skills can save him. Beaten up by the Kings soldiers and left behind in the Norman port, it seems that his notoriety has finally got the better of him.
It is an incident with tragic consequences that will have a lasting effect on his life. Then, returning to England, Sabin is given the opportunity to rebuild his career and salvage his reputation: the knight Edmund Strongfist is leaving for the Holy Land to offer his sword and services to the King of Jerusalem, and he wants Sabin to join him.
Accompanying Strongfist is his young, beautiful, convent-educated daughter Annais. Sabin, he warns, is to keep away from her. Being grateful for the chance that Strongfist has given him, Sabin does so, but not without a feeling of regret, for he is attracted to her spirit, her courage and her wonderful harp playing.
The Holy Land brings its own shares of trials for Sabin. If he succeeds in keeping his distance from Annais, he has less success with Strongfists new wife, and the consequences hit hard. The land is in a turmoil of constant warfare and following the capture of the King, Sabin is forced by circumstances to take command of the fortress of Montabard and marry its recently widowed chatelaine.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly tanned, as are the gutters of the endpapers and blanks.
Navy Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 473 pages. 8¾” x 5½”.