From Edith Pargeter, who also wrote the bestselling Brother Cadfael Chronicles under the name Ellis Peters, a brilliant medieval tale of treachery, rebellion and crisis in Henry IV's kingdom.
England, 1399. A treacherous plot has been hatched to depose King Richard and install Henry Bolingbroke on the English throne.
With the aid of his powerful friend Hotspur, Henry is victorious. But, crowned Henry IV, he rules a kingdom in crisis. In Wales, rebellion threatens. Henry's heir, Hal, is named Prince of Wales but the Welsh have a prince of their own blood and he is calling them to arms.
More dangerous still, a rift is opening between Henry, Hotspur and Hal. As tension mounts, the three men are inexorably drawn into a bloody collision on which the fate of the realm will hang...
Chivalry, treachery, conflict of loyalties...are the rich threads in the tapestry... The clash of wills is as stirring as the clash of steel - Observer
A vivid portrait of Hotspur...one of the last knight-errants of the age - Sunday Times
Outstanding...a tale compounded of romance, stirring adventure and subtle psychological insight - Publishers Weekly