July 17, 2005
The Sovereignty in the year of 1333 has
charged a noble named Sir John Hamelin with treason and then holds him a prisoner. Sir John Hamelin waits in the Tower of
London for the King's verdict. Sir Hamelin informs his daughter Eloise that he has not performed any of treacherous acts he
is being charged of.
The Earl of Kenworth soon arrives, accompanied
by a noble knight, Sir Roland St. Marten. The Knight, by the King has been ordered to handle the properties of Eloise. There
is history between Eloise and the Knight. St. Marten happens to be the half-brother of Eloise's deceased fiancÚ who died on
the church steps just prior to their wedding vows. While the Earl of Kenworth is out for revenge. Eloise summons her brother
to help with their case. Sir John ultimately turns himself over to another Earl and winds up in the Tower of London.
This suspenseful medieval novel focuses
on society's ease in the condemning of a loyal noble subject and the difficulty in proving one’s innocence. Something
not too far fetched from today’s society!
Readers can easily relate to these characters:
individuals plagued by love, guilt, influence, conspiracy and treason. Normally, I’m not a romance reader, but I can
assure fans they will be satisfied with this underhanded plot of court intrigue. Well-done Ms. Anton!
Reviewed by Betsie