Troubador Fire and Fleet and Candlelight

Released: 28/07/2022

ISBN: 9781803132181

eISBN: 9781803139760

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Fire and Fleet and Candlelight


1453. England is in a state of turmoil and the Wars of the Roses are about to begin. On the throne sits Henry VI, a weak and unstable king married to a dangerously vindictive woman. Surrounding the royal couple are unscrupulous men whose apparent loyalty disguises their ambition and hunger for power.

Far from the king's court, law and order is breaking down as advantages are sought and old scores are settled. In the North, the Percy brothers are conducting a private war against their Nevill cousins while in the South West, the Earl of Devon's son pursues his own deadly blood feud with the Bonville family.

Caught in this maelstrom is Kathryn Nevill, young daughter of the Earl and Countess of Salisbury. One day while riding home she comes face to face with a shocking act of violence. Terrified by the threats to herself and her family she sees a means of escape when her father finds her a husband. But she quickly discovers that her new life in the West Country is steeped in its own particular brand of murderous savagery.

The path to Kathryn's happiness is strewn with danger but with courage and determination she can fight her way through to achieve what she most desires - but the turning of Fortune's Wheel is never far away.

A review by Kaycee of the ebook on Kindle.

Firstly, I’m declaring an interest: I’ve known Caroline since we joined the same creative writing course in 2009. We both belong to a small group of writers who have met weekly since. So you’d expect me to give The Fair Maid of Kent five stars, right? Well, I’ve seen Caroline master the craft of novel writing over the years. She is one of the most widely-read people I know, and it shows in her work. This is a great story, thoroughly researched, and told beautifully. You’ll really want to know ‘what happens next?’ at every turn of the page. Five stars is my honest rating.

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Caroline Newark

Caroline was born in Northern Ireland to English parents and studied law at the University of Southampton. She has a background in early years education and dairy farming and spent two years in Ghana teaching science.

In 2011 she began the mammoth project of writing 21 books about the lives of the women in her mother's family tree.

She has two daughters and five grandchildren and lives in Somerset with her husband. When not writing she enjoys walking and doing crosswords.

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