A Place Beyond Courage
Publish date: October 4th 2007
Pages no: 528
Edition language: English
Series: William Marshal (#1)
Chadwick's novel chronicles the life of William Marshal's father during the time when Christ and His Saints Slept. While the plot is rather predictable (and I really felt sorry for Aliane), Chadwick's grasp of history and vigorous writing style make it worth a read.
Loved this book! John Marshall is caught between Stephen and Matilda, not sure which side he should be on, but knowing that one way or another it could ruin his family. After a disastrous first marriage, he marries his neighbors sister and finds his soul mate. After several years and several childre...
22. Pearl Ruled: [A PLACE BEYOND COURAGE] by [[ELIZABETH CHADWICK]]Rating: 2* of five (p108)The Book Description: The early twelfth century is a time for ambitious men to prosper, and royal servant John FitzGilbert is one of them. But when the old king dies and his successor is appointed, John faces...
When I think of medieval fiction writers I think of Elizabeth Chadwick. She is the go to author for me and this was another great novel.John FitzGilbert was the father of the more famous William Marshal. But this is John's book. He was King Henry II's marshal, he was young and went for what he wante...
I'm not going to rehash the story line as so many other wonderful reviewers have already done that for you. I will say that this is my first novel by Chadwick that I have read and based on this novel alone, I am eager to run out and gobble up as many as I can! The story was rich, the characters well...