A poignant story of love, loss, redemption – and ultimately hope – set in the Middle Ages against a backdrop of knightly virtues, honour and courtly love.Set in the last days of the age of Chivalry, this is the story of a King’s champion – Sir Gregory Averill – who, robbed of the love of his beautiful wife Mariel and stripped of all he had worked for and achieved, still found the will and strength to overcome his despair and, in the process, carry a king to victory on the battlefields of France.
Book 1 in the English Warriors series.
Cathryn and Greneforde are as one; to possess the woman is to possess the land. William, a knight under King Henry, has been gifted Greneforde Tower as a reward for his service to the king. Greneforde, and Cathryn, are now William’s. They marry within the hour of his arrival, and Cathryn is outwardly obedient to the combined wills of God, King, and husband.
But is she truly so? William thinks not. He begins to believe that some treachery is brewing in his beautiful wife’s heart, that she plans to resist consummating their marriage, thereby nullifying it and denying him Greneforde, the home he has fought for through long years. He is determined that Cathryn will deny him nothing; not her land, and not her body.