For the King's Favor
"The best writer of medieval fiction currently around." -Richard Lee , Historical Novel Society A Bittersweet Tale of Love, Loss, and the Power of Royalty When Roger Bigod arrives at King Henry II's court to settle a bitter inheritance dispute, he becomes enchanted with Ida de Tosney, young... show more
"The best writer of medieval fiction currently around." -Richard Lee , Historical Novel Society A Bittersweet Tale of Love, Loss, and the Power of Royalty When Roger Bigod arrives at King Henry II's court to settle a bitter inheritance dispute, he becomes enchanted with Ida de Tosney, young mistress to the powerful king. A victim of Henry's seduction and the mother of his son, Ida sees in Roger a chance to begin a new life. But Ida pays an agonizing price when she leaves the king, and as Roger's importance grows and he gains an earldom, their marriage comes under increasing strain. Based on the true story of a royal mistress and the young lord she chose to marry, For the King's Favor is Elizabeth Chadwick at her best. "An author who makes historical fiction come gloriously alive." -Times of London "Everyone who has raved about Elizabeth Chadwick as an author of historical novels is right." -Devourer of Books Blog "I rank Elizabeth Chadwick with such historical novelist stars as Dorothy Dunnett and Anya Seton." -Sharon Kay Penman, New York Times bestselling author of Devil's Brood
Publish date: September 1st 2010
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Pages no: 526
Edition language: English
Series: William Marshal (#4)
Buddy read with Anna :-).
This was a fantastic novel! I can't believe that I hadn't found Elizabth Chadwick before but I can tell you that I will definitely continue to read more of her writing. She kept me interested to the point that even if I wasn't reading I was wondering what was going on with the Bigod family. I defini...
I'm on page 242 of 514 of The Time of Singing: Roger is VERY honorable!! U just respect him, It's kind of cute??? But really I don't need to read more about how great William Marshal is, he's got two books of his own!
Like with all fiction she does have some artistic freedom, because we don't know everything, like how old Ida really was. But Chadwick always stays close to the truth and does her best to make it as historically accurate as possible, and that is what I love about her books. They are true to facts, b...
Let me start by saying that if you're a fan of medieval historical fiction, and have never read Elizabeth Chadwick, well... Why not?For the King's Favor is the story of Roger Bigod and Ida de Tosney. They first meet at King Henry's court, where Roger is trying to get the King to settle his inheritan...