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The Scarlet Lion

Published: March 2010
SKU: 9781402229992

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"Everyone who has raved about Elizabeth Chadwick as an author of historical novels is right."—Devourer of Books on The Greatest Knight

In another remarkable work of medieval fiction, Elizabeth Chadwick continues the tale of The Greatest Knight, and shares a story of power, chaos, and the price of loyalty.

William Marshal's skill with a sword and loyalty to his word have earned him the favor of kings, the lands of a magnate, and the hand of Isabelle de Clare, one of England's wealthiest heiresses. But he is thrust back into the chaos of court when King Richard dies.

The vindictive new king clashes with William, claims the Marshal lands for the Crown—and takes two of William's sons hostage. The price of his loyalty to the Crown suddenly seems too high and the very heart of William and Isabelle's family is at stake. Fiercely intelligent and fearing for the man and marriage that light her life, Isabelle plunges with her husband down a rebellious path that will lead William to more power than he ever expected.

Brilliantly researched and deeply compelling, Elizabeth Chadwick delivers another masterpiece of medieval historical fiction, with favor, drama, and damaged loyalty that will keep you rapt until the very end.

"Elizabeth Chadwick is a gifted novelist and a dedicated researcher; it doesn't get any better than that."—Sharon Kay Penman, New York Times bestselling author

More Novels of Elizabeth Chadwick's William Marshal:
The Greatest Knight
The Scarlet Lion
For the King's Favor
Templar Silks
To Defy a King

Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Case Count: 12
  • Series: William Marshal
"Chadwick masterfully brought [William Marshal] to life... a reading experience you won't soon forget" — A Reader's Respite
"Chadwick is very talented at bringing her characters and the Medieval world alive in the pages of her books. " — A Work in Progress
"Chadwick has a marvelous writing style that transports you right into the story" — All Things Royal
"Elizabeth Chadwick has brought William Marshall back into the limelight. " — BookLust
"Recommended for historical fiction lovers. " — Booksie's Blog
"Elizabeth Chadwick is a consummate author of historical fiction. " — Devourer of Books
"Very well-written... This one's for the historical fiction fans out there." — Drey's Library
"the perfect mix of battle, love, rich history and exacting character portrayal... The story progressed and flowed exquisitely- I was hooked till the end." — Enchanted by Josephine
"Elizabeth Chadwick masterfully strikes the balance of blending historic fact with modern storytelling. Accurate period detail, sweeping scenery descriptions, and deeply developed characters " — Hist-Fic Chick
"The characters are brought to life. " — Historical Tapestry
"Graceful... elegantly sexy, realistic. " — HistoricalNovels.Info
"Wonderful characters, fascinating history, and detailed beautiful writing." — Laura's Reviews
"Excellent... Elizabeth Chadwick brings William and Isabelle to life on the pages and draws you into the action. " — My Two Blessings
"Brilliantly weaving a strong plot line, historical accuracy, depth of character and dialogue filled with intelligence and wit... Elizabeth Chadwick is one of the very best of historical fiction authors." — Passages to the Past
"Fans of historical fiction will devour this novel, appreciating the depth of research, flowing prose, eye for detail and feeling like you knew William Marshall." — Romance Junkies
"[Chadwick] makes the time period come alive for the reader, utilizing small historical details in order to really set each scene. " — S. Krishna's Books
"The writing is just so good, the characters and places so real, it's happy and sad and just so well researched - it's exactly what a book of this genre should be." — She Read a Book
"When Elizabeth Chadwick writes about history, you feel like you are there in the thick of it... A definite must read for any lover of history. " — The Long and Short of It
"One of the strengths of Chadwick's writing is her ability to make you feel for the characters." — The Maiden's Court
"The Scarlet Lion is everything I look for in fiction: adventure, romance, intrigue, told through well developed characters and vivid descriptions of settings." — Thoughts From an Evil Overlord
"From the colors, scents, sounds, emotions of people, places and things you can't help but feel as if you are a bystander watching the entire story unfold right before your very eyes. " — Yankee Romance Reviewers
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