When the delightful E.M. Powell and I started working on the publishing of this book, I was stunned to learn how deeply involved she was with historical re-enactments of the period. Her intimate expertise is apparent in every detail of the narrative and even helped craft the cover. Powell demonstrates time and again the passion, research and care she injects into her novels, and that is what makes The Blood of the Fifth Knight truly exceptional.
E.M. Powell is a wonderful storyteller who knows just how to capture the reader’s imagination and who brings an old world to vivid life. I hope that, like me, you will plunge into this book and not want to resurface.
- Emilie Marneur, Editor