When Christ and His Saints Slept (Google eBook)
In When Christ and His Saints Slept, the newest addition to her highly acclaimed novels of the middle ages, and the first of a trilogy that will tell the story of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, master storyteller and historian Sharon Kay Penman illuminates one of the less-known but fascinating periods of English history. It begins with the death of King Henry I, son of William the Conqueror and father of Maude, his only living legitimate offspring.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing
Stephen v. Matilda, a family struggle. The characters are well drawn, and she has little desire to alter the facts of history to prove an artistic point. She uses the family bastards as POV characters often, and constructs good entertainments for medievalists. Read full review
Review: When Christ and His Saints Slept (Henry II & Eleanor of Aquitaine #1)User Review - Jennifer - Goodreads
Wow. This novel didn't quite pull on my heartstrings the way "Here Be Dragons" did, but nonetheless this was still a wonderful, beautifully written novel. This is what I personally would call an "epic ... Read full review