Falls the Shadow: A Novel
Simon de Montfort was a man ahead of his time in the thirteenth century, a disinherited Frenchman who talked his way into an English earldom and marriage with a sister of the English king, Henry III. A charismatic, obstinate leader, Simon soon lost patience with the king's incompetence and inability to keep his word, and found himself the champion of the common people.
This is his story, and the story of Henry III, as weak and changeable as Simon was brash and unbending. It is a tale of opposing wills that would eventually clash in a storm of violence and betrayal—an irresistible saga that brings the pages of history completely, provocatively, and magnificently alive.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Pmaurer - LibraryThing
Second in the Welch trilogy. Tale of Simon de Montfort, King Henry, and the grandson of prince Llywellen. Not as riveting as Here Be Dragons, but a good read nevertheless. On to the final section of the trilogy. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - maureene87 - LibraryThing
Welsh history! Okay, for those of you who don’t know (probably most of you) I’ve been mildly obsessed with Wales since I read The Grey King in middle school. Anyway, this is the second in Penman’s ... Read full review