Simon the Coldheart: A Tale of Chivalry and Adventure
Simon Beauvallet has always known his own mind, and friend and foe alike know never to cross the flaxen-haired mountain of a man whose exploits in battle have earned him knighthood, lands and gilded armour. After Agincourt, he has no equal save the king in generalship – until his legendary... show more
Simon Beauvallet has always known his own mind, and friend and foe alike know never to cross the flaxen-haired mountain of a man whose exploits in battle have earned him knighthood, lands and gilded armour. After Agincourt, he has no equal save the king in generalship – until his legendary prowess is balked by a woman. In Normandy, the icy rage of Simon the Coldheart must melt – or quench Lady Margaret, spitfire of Belrémy.
Publish date: 2008-10-01
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
I really love this book.Again, it's not your typical Georgie Heyer. This is a medieval setting, not regency. The reason I'm so fond of this book is the friendship between Simon, Alan and Geoffrey. Everything works against them being friends, but they overcome the obstacles because... well, basically...
Simon the Coldheart is the story of Simon and how his heart is not cold at all. Not one bit.There's more to it, of course, like how he starts out a veritable nobody and goes from the squire of his father's enemy to the lord of his own parcel of land to protector of the King's conquered territories. ...
Melodrama. I thought parts of the story were pretty funny, especially in the first half, but the second half was a big serving of cheese and corn. I'm really pleased that I listened to the audio version, because having to read my way through all the thee, thy and thou dialogue would have probably d...
Simon is the bastard son of a local lord. When he is 14, he walks miles to get to his father's rival, Fulk of Montlice, and offers him his service. Within a few short years, he is knighted by the king and then, after foiling a plot, given lands of his own. Through grim determination, he becomes o...
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