Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick

This is only the second book set in medieval times that I've read, so I'm still easing into it. It takes me a bit longer to read these books because while I'm interested in the period, I'm not ecstatic about it.

In The Greatest Knight I'm again learning about events I never knew about and reading about someone whose name I never heard of before I heard of this novel: William Marshal.

Chadwick has made this forgotten hero come alive. In The Greatest Knight we're introduced to a brave, loyal, headstrong, morally conscious man. It was clear that this was a man who was going to stick to what he believed in rather than what benefited him.

The attention to detail is insanely good. During the action sequences, I felt like I was there. The research that went into this novel brightly shows. And with the way it ends, there's no way I'm not going to continue with Marshal's story with The Scarlet Lion. I can't wait to get my hands on it


Daphne said...

This is one of my favorite books! Wouldn't William make a great husband?! The Scarlet Lion is equally good as well.

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Maria Grazia said...

The image in the cover is a real temptation. It must be such an interesting read. Exotic and charming middle ages. I'll try to get it.