Wednesday, February 24, 2010

What's New Wednesday: A Look at Next Weeks New Releases

Pub. Date: March 01, 2010
Format: Paperback, 576pp
Synopsis: (From the Publisher)
Following early beginnings as a knight in the English royal household and a champion of the tourneys, William Marshal's prowess and loyalty have been rewarded by the hand in marriage of Isabelle de Clare, heiress to great estates in England, Normandy and Ireland. Now a powerful magnate, William has weathered the difficult years of King Richard's absence on crusade and is currently serving him on campaign in Normandy while Isabelle governs their estates. All the stability William and Isabelle have enjoyed with their young and growing family comes crashing down as Richard dies and his brother John becomes King. Rebellion is stirring throughout the Angevin domains and although John has created William Earl of Pembroke, the friction between the two men leads William and Isabelle to distance themselves in Ireland. The situation escalates, with John holding their sons as hostages and seizing their English lands. The conflict between remaining loyal and rebelling over injustices committed, threatens to tear apart William and Isabelle's marriage and their family...

Pub. Date: March 1, 2010
Format: Paperback, 400pp
Synopsis: (From the Publisher)
When six-year-old Kate Woodville’s beautiful sister Elizabeth makes a shocking—and secret—marriage to King Edward IV in 1464, Kate and her large family are whisked to the king’s court. Soon a bedazzled Kate becomes one of the greatest ladies in the land when she marries young Harry Stafford, Duke of Buckingham. But Kate’s fairy-tale existence as a duchess is shattered when the ongoing conflict between the houses of Lancaster and York engulfs the Woodville family.
As Edward IV fights to keep his crown, Harry’s relatives become hopelessly divided between Lancaster and York. Forced constantly to struggle with his own allegiances, Harry faces his defining moment when his dear friend Richard, Duke of Gloucester, determines to seize the throne for himself as Richard III. With lives in jeopardy and nothing less than a dynasty at stake, Harry’s loyalties—and his conscience—will be put to the ultimate test.

Pub. Date: March 1, 2010
Format: Paperback, 400pp

Synopsis: (From the Publisher)
Young Elizabeth Tudor lives in the shadow of her infamous mother, Anne Boleyn. Declared a bastard and banished from her father's court, young princess Elizabeth has become adept at dodging the constant political games and royal whims that ensure her situation is never secure.
After Henry VIII's death, Elizabeth is taken in by the king's last wife, Katherine Parr, and Katherine's new husband, Tom Seymour. But handsome Tom is playing for higher stakes. Marrying a widowed queen is one thing, but courting the King's daughter and second in line to the throne is another. Seymor pursues the adolescent Elizabeth, as she finds herself dangerously attracted to him. And with her brother's death, Elizabeth faces a perilous and uncertain future with danger encroaching from all sides...

Pub. Date: March 01, 2010
Format: Paperback, 672pp

Synopsis: (From the Publisher)
At long last, the peace King Arthur was born to usher in has settled over the realm. But Arthur was also born to be a warrior... and all true warriors are restless without a fight. Yearning for battle and ever-loyal, Arthur is easily deceived into setting sail for Gaul to defend its territories-leaving his country vulnerable and leaderless.
A beacon of hope in a land of desolation, he was to be the Lord of the Summer Land for now and forever. But first, the Pendragon must face the ultimate test, one that will take all his courage, strength of will, and honor to survive.
Because once destiny is fulfilled, can you ever truly win again?


Anonymous said...

That cover for Young Bess is lovely - I want that gown :)

Stephanie Thornton said...

Wow- A lot of European stuff is coming out.

We need more ancient history novels! Like mine! :)

Kristin Rae said...

Thanks for the heads up!

There is an award for you on my blog! :)

Unknown said...

The Chadwick book sounds really good - I am going to order the 1st one from Amazon. Thanks for letting me know about her writing!

Dana said...

These all sound interesting! I haven't read much fiction about King Arthur, so that one sounds great!

D. Leigh said...

The Stollen Crown sounds fascinating!!! Thank you for the write-up on it! I look so foreward to obtaining it ....

~SHANNON~ said...

The Stolen Crown is on my to be read list!

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