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.
Medievalist, Journalist, Columnist, Novelist, Broadcaster. Some comments from readers; "I love historical fiction and I’ve read all the usual suspects, Cornwell, Iggulden, Kane etc., and I think that these two Darius Stransky novels are up there with the best..... A bold statement to make I know but try them and see for yourself. I can’t wait for Book 3 in the series." By Chris Hinton on 7 Jan. 2017 By email, Mr R Wingfield wrote; "I've just finished TKJ2 and put a review on Amazon (to be published soon). I'll copy it over to Am.com when it goes live on co.uk. Thoroughly enjoyed it, in fact, I couldn't put it down, and finished reading at about 5 am this morning (woke at 2 and couldn't drop off again). Well done on this. I love the slant on the assassination attempt, and creepy Diccon is a classic baddy. The stuff of nightmares. Can't wait to see where he goes next."