This short story prequel to the soon to be published The King's Concubine, sets the scene for the early years of the reign of Edward III, and his marriage to Philippa of Hainault.There's also some useful background information to the feud between Edward, and his mother's lover, Lord Mortimer.
This is a period of history I know very little about, so it was very useful to have a bit of background information, in readiness for The King's Concubine. The story is a quick read, I read it over just a couple of hours, and even though it doesn't go into too much detail, it still reaches a satisfying conclusion, and leads very nicely into The King's Concubine.
This is good taster of the style of books that Anne O'Brien writes so well....and I do so like a bargain !!