Welcome to the second book in “The King’s Jew” quartet. It can be read as a stand-alone work if you so desire
As Cristian Gilleson keeps vigil for his dead king (Edward the First) in Westminster Abbey on Friday, October 27th 1307, his enemies, Edward Secundus and Piers Gaveston, still plot his downfall.
In the aftermath of The Baron’s War and the Battle of Evesham in 1265, Lord Cristian Gilleson and his companion Lord Edward (the future king, Edward the First) have some pockets of resistance to clear up.
Cristian’s lady, Dulcea, wonders if they will ever marry but can a Jew marry a Christian?
The unfaithful Earl of Gloucester (Gilbert de Clare) occupies London and must be ousted.
Earl Gilbert seeks Cristian’s death and their long running feud continues.
Lord Edward takes the cross and leaves for Outremer to wage war on the Sultan Baybars. Will this Ninth Crusade be successful?
All the while the agents of Gilbert de Clare plot the perfect murder in a foreign land.
Darius Stransky spends far too much time in the thirteenth century. Prior to that he has been a weekly columnist, broadcaster, journalist, teacher, un-civil servant and many things in-between. Part English Gypsy, part Irish he remains mixed up and loves every minute of his life. He lives in Cheshire, England. The main thing about Darius is that he has lots of time for readers and writers. If you need any help just give him a SHOUT. Oh and he likes real beer and real people – well most people. Cats, yeah he likes cats because they are quiet and solitary. Bit like Darius really!