Queen of Shadows: A Novel of Isabella, Wife of King Edward II
Queen of Shadows A Novel of Isabella Wife of King Edward II Author:Edith Felber In fourteenth-century England, beautiful Queen Isabella-humiliated by her weak, unfaithful husband-is emerging from the shadows to take her revenge. But her newly arrived, twenty-oneyear-old Welsh handmaiden, Gwenith de Percy, also seeks vengeance-against the English invaders who crushed her beloved Wales. Isabella's once-golden marriage is now ... more »her penance. Due to his rumored relations with men, Parliament forced Edward to share his throne-a demeaning arrangement that torments Isabella. With the help of her secret, noble lover, Roger Mortimer-an enemy of her husband, imprisoned in the Tower of London-the queen plots to take control. Thrilled by this turn of events, Gwenith realizes that a king cannot afford to be weak-especially when his formidable, discontented queen seeks his power as her due.« less
Really wonderful historical fiction! This is the first book by this author I have read and I enjoyed it immensely. I felt attached to the characters and wanted to know more about them when the book was done.
my very first venture into historical fiction. Quick pace; wonderful style; fabulous. Just another reason why this author will be missed in the world of fiction. Author is more well known as Edith Layton.