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The Good Knight (A Gareth and Gwen Medieval Mystery Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Sarah Woodbury
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From Medieval Mysteries:

The setting in 12th-century North Wales - Gwynedd - is so convincing that it's as if you have left 12th-century Paris and London and York ... and travelled to another country ... An enthralling story, sympathetic characters and a visit to another time, another culture. What more can you ask of an author?
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Intrigue, suspicion, and rivalry among the royal princes casts a shadow on the court of Owain, king of north Wales...

The year is 1143 and King Owain seeks to unite his daughter in marriage with an allied king. But when the groom is murdered on the way to his wedding, the bride's brother tasks his two best detectives--Gareth, a knight, and Gwen, the daughter of the court bard--with bringing the killer to justice.

And once blame for the murder falls on Gareth himself, Gwen must continue her search for the truth alone, finding unlikely allies in foreign lands, and ultimately uncovering a conspiracy that will shake the political foundations of Wales.

The Good Knight is the first of the Gareth and Gwen Medieval Mysteries. Other books in the series include a prequel novella, The Bard's Daughter and three novels: The Uninvited Guest, The Fourth Horseman, The Fallen Princess, and The Unlikely Spy.

About the Author

With two historian parents, Sarah couldn’t help but develop an interest in the past. She went on to get more than enough education herself (in anthropology) and began writing fiction when the stories in her head overflowed and demanded she let them out. Her interest in Wales stems from her own ancestry and the year she lived in England when she fell in love with the country, language, and people. She even convinced her husband to give all four of their children Welsh names. She makes her home in Oregon.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 526 KB
  • Print Length: 339 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: The Morgan-Stanwood Publishing Group (21 Sep 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005OLTU8I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #723 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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With two historian parents, Sarah couldn't help but develop an interest in the past. She went on to get more than enough education herself (in anthropology) and began writing fiction when the stories in her head overflowed and demanded she let them out. While her ancestry is Welsh, she only visited Wales for the first time while in college. She has been in love with the country, language, and people ever since. She even convinced her husband to give all four of their children Welsh names.

With over 300,000 books sold, Sarah is the author of 16 novels and 2 novellas, all set in medieval Wales. She is currently working on the next novel in the After Cilmeri series.

She makes her home in Oregon.

Please follow her online at www.sarahwoodbury.com or https://www.facebook.com/sarahwoodburybooks

Sarah's books include:

The After Cilmeri Series:
Daughter of Time (prequel)
Footsteps in Time (Book 1)
Winds of Time (novella)
Prince of Time (Book 2)
Crossroads in Time (Book 3)
Children of Time (Book 4)
Exiles in Time
Castaways in Time
Ashes of Time

The Gareth and Gwen Medieval Mysteries:
The Bard's Daughter (novella)
The Good Knight
The Uninvited Guest
The Fourth Horseman
The Fallen Princess
The Unlikely Spy

Arthurian and Paranormal Historical Fantasy:
Cold My Heart: A Novel of King Arthur
The Last Pendragon
The Pendragon's Quest

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
By Eille
Format:Kindle Edition
I've been looking for something to satisfy my Brother Cadfael craving for years, ever since my beloved Ellis Peters passed away, and I've never quite found a series that filled in the gap until I read The Good Knight. It's an absolutely fantastic read, historically authentic with a wealth of period detail and great insight into both the political situation and daily life in medieval Wales. What I loved most of all, though, was exactly what I love so much about the Ellis Peters books: in Gwen, the author has created a fiesty, intelligent heroine who can hold her own even in a very male-dominated world. And romance! A romance that is sweet without being at all sappy, just wonderfully done. Sarah Woodbury, hurry up and write the next book in the series, because I can't wait to find out what happens to Gwen and Gareth! I hope they have as many adventures together as Brother Cadfael!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Good Knight 24 Feb 2012
By Joy B
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I was a bit hesitant about buying this one as mystery books are not among my favourites. But having bought all of Sarah Woodbury's other books and thoroughly enjoyed them, I clicked on the button.
I did enjoy reading it, in fact it jumped the (long, long) queue of waiting books and now I am waiting for the sequel to appear as I definitely want to read more about Gwen and Gareth.
( Ideally I would have givin it 4.5 stars as only favourite books normally get 5, but 4 would feel mean as it is simply not my favourite genre.)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Historical chic-lit 20 July 2014
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A twelfth century murder mystery and a plucky young girl, accompanied by her granite-jawed beau solve the riddles. Well researched and authentic-seeming atmosphere.

But this is not a challlenging read. Cadfael it is not. The story line is fairly linear with few plot twists and nothing particulary unexpected.

I see that a number of other reviewers complain about the Americanisms but, frankly, if a book written ny an American then that's what one must expect but please, for pity's sake, the past tense of 'sneak' is NOT 'snuck' ... it's SNEAKED.

An 'alright' read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Good Knight, 28 Jan 2014
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Not only a good Knight but a good read. Lots of suspects all plausible for a change. I would recommend this book as an easy read for anyone.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still reading and can't stop! 27 Dec 2013
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I enjoy Welsh historical murder mysteries - and this is my ideal read. Once finished I shall be searching for more by this author.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read 27 Nov 2013
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Engaging characters, a well written murder mystery that doesn't just suddenly end 'happily ever after'. I bought this because it was free on the Kindle, and very much enjoyed it. I would recommend this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book - Must Read for All 3 Sep 2013
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I like medival stories, and this one certainly didn't disappoint me - the story pulled on my heart strings quite a few times, I literally read the book in 2 days - well worth downloading
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Clever storytelling 5 Aug 2013
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I love mediaeval mysteries and this author is a new one to me. Set in Wales in the reign of Prince Llewellyn, it involves two clever sleuths in Gareth and Gwen. I enjoyed it enormously, and look forward to reading more in the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely story
I have really enjoyed reading this novel. The main characters may be a creation of a very accomplished writer, but as the story unfolds, one can't stop caring for them and a happy... Read more
Published 1 month ago by M Ackroyd
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I really enjoyed reading thi story and would like to read the other stories in the series... Twists and turns and not predictable at all.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Exactly as described :-)
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Published 1 month ago by veronica hazell
5.0 out of 5 stars First of a good set
For the price of a cup of coffee, lots of pleasure and no calories. The medieval world is a cruel one viewed from the comfort of the 21st century, but it is fascinating too,... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Gaye Sissons
2.0 out of 5 stars the good knight
Not read this authors work before but usually like this sort of book, I look forward to reading something else.
Published 2 months ago by belle
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
Couldn't put it down. A good PLOT, well described characters, REALLY enjoyed it. Will look out for more from the same author.
Published 2 months ago by P
1.0 out of 5 stars The rather too good knight
Good heavens it says a Gareth and Gwen mystery, does that mean we are to be subjected to more of these books? Read more
Published 3 months ago by noddy
4.0 out of 5 stars Gareth and Gwen
I am a sucker for medieval mysteries and can't get enough of them. Read the first book now ready to read the following adventures of Gareth and Gwen. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Yvonne McWilliams
4.0 out of 5 stars The good knight
Another easy read, with thorough research of Welsh history! Can't wait to read the next book.
Nothing else to say!
Published 4 months ago by gemma
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