13 January 2017

Historical Fiction Spotlight: The King's Jew. Book Two: In the shadow of the king. The middle years. 1265 to 1274. by Darius Stransky


New on Amazon UK and Amazon US

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.

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About the Author


Darius Stransky; part Irish and part English gypsy but fully formed individual who loves all things medieval. For many years he wrote weekly columns for top media groups in the UK and hired out his writing skills as a freelance to many magazines and periodicals. Then the life and times of King Edward the First became a passion and one morning a character (now known as Lord Cristian Gilleson in 'The King's Jew') appeared and insisted on telling his tale.
Darius immersed himself in thirteenth century Europe and the result was Book One. But it didn't end there for Gilleson hadn't ended his story and so ... the saga continued. Now back in the twenty-first century Stransky enjoys the peace and quiet of his study, his grumpy cat and a good book. But every now and then he returns to his medieval world and writes and writes and writes.... Find Darius on Twitter @DariusStransky 

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