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5 February 2016

Historical Fiction Spotlight ~ Tristan & Isolde: Book One. Love Is Stone, by RR Gordon @RRGordonDotCom

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The long-awaited first book in the Tristan & Isolde series from the bestselling author RR Gordon ... 

The Legend Of Cornwall’s Star-Crossed Lovers 

Saxons are spreading across southern England, squeezing the Celts into the corners of Cornwall and South Wales. Is it simply a matter of time until a race that once covered most of Europe is driven into extinction? 

Two teenage Celtic brothers from a small border village attack a band of Saxons who venture across from Wessex. King Marke of Cornwall hears of their deeds and recruits them into his royal guards, the younger Tristan rising over a few short years to become his champion swordsman. 

King Vortipor has recently united all of South Wales into a single kingdom, but when he falls ill, the old factions begin to re-surface. His queen, Elen, struggles to keep the kingdom together while hiding the true seriousness of her husband’s condition. 

Isolde, a young Irish princess, is betrothed to a man she hates. Isolde plots to overthrow her father in order to determine her own destiny, but little does she know that her actions will set four kingdoms on a collision course that is likely to have a profound impact across the whole of the known world. 

Cornwall's Romeo and Juliet 

The Celtic legend of Tristan & Isolde’s love has endured a thousand years and is part of the folklore of nearly fifty countries. Some believe the story inspired Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, making Tristan & Isolde the original star-crossed lovers. 

Weaving legend into historical fact, the best-selling author RR Gordon has created a spell-binding tale featuring battles, romance, political intrigue, engaging leading men and strong heroines. 


‘An epic tale in the style of Game Of Thrones’ 

‘Interlaces historical fact and storytelling fiction like Bernard Cornwell, combined with the epic intrigue and crisscrossing plot lines of George RR Martin – a glorious, sumptuous story’ 

‘RR Gordon’s best book yet – a masterpiece of historical fiction’ 

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About the Author

RR Gordon grew up in Yorkshire and now lives in the Cotswolds with his wife & four children. Author of the Wish You Were Here Series: Gull Rock, Ramsey Sound and Rydal Water, he writes books that might be described as thrillers, but with a twist of humour and romance. Find out more at and follow RR Gordon on Twitter @RRGordonDotCom

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