“This series could develop into something very special. Richard Woodman knows how to tell a story, but has a healthy respect for history... Compulsive reading.” Saul David
William Marshal returns from the Holy Land to witness a country - and a father and son - at war.
The knight is torn between his ambition and duty.
Henry II's powers are diminishing and the King finds himself fighting against both Richard the Lionheart and Philip Augustus of France. Yet Marshal keeps his oath to serve his monarch.
But, after the death of Henry, Marshal pledges his allegiance to Richard and vows to protect England, as the Lionheart journeys east to re-take Jerusalem.
Marshal learns that the political landscape can be as perilous as any battlefield, especially as England clasps a viper to its bosom, in the form of John, Richard's self-regarding brother.
And, as Prince John becomes King John, William Marshal's life and fortunes will change forever.
The King's Knight is the second book in Richard Woodman's peerless chronicle of William Marshal, England's Greatest Knight.
Praise for Richard Woodman:
“Woodman has done justice to a remarkable story and man. William Marshal is portrayed as being brave, intelligent - but flawed and human too.” Michael Arnold
“Brings medieval Europe to life. The well-crafted action and historical insights enthral and entertain.” Richard Foreman, author of Band of Brothers.
‘Richard Woodman reminds us of the importance of merchant ships and our debts to the seafarers – men and women – who manned.’ HRH Princess Anne
‘If Neptune’s Trident sets the standard for what is to follow - we can at least rest assured that there is a series that truly does justice to our proud merchant maritime past.’ Nautilus UK Telegraph
‘Richard Woodman tells many a good tale in this first volume and it is fascinating to read. I highly recommend this first volume in the Neptune s Trident for anyone with an interest in the early modern period. If the rest of the series is as good as this one, they should all be on the bookshelves of those studying the history of Britain, from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries.’ Open History
Captain Richard Martin Woodman LVO is an English novelist and naval historian. He is the author of the series ‘A History of the British Merchant Navy’ and the Sword of State trilogy, which recreates the true story of George Monck, a giant of the 17th Century.