Book Of The Day – The Good Knight

by Greg on September 10, 2012

Today’s Book of the Day is a highly rated Historical Mystery by Sarah Woodbury. The Good Knight has a great 4.1 star rating and is only $3.99!

“The story was believable, the characters easy to fall in love with even if you didn’t want to and it had enough twists and turns to keep me guessing throughout. I wouldn’t change a thing. Definitely a must read over and over again.” Sue O. – Amazon Reviewer



The Good Knight
by Sarah Woodbury
Rating: 4.1 Stars
Genre: Historical Mystery
Price: $3.99

 

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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 the second book, The Uninvited Guest, and a prequel novella, The Bard’s Daughter.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

I think what I liked most about this book is the ease it was to read. It didn’t have any fancy speech, no huge words that I had to look up and no terms that I didn’t understand. It was written with an easy-going style that I found relaxing.

*******

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. 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 saw this book on a table at a friend’s house, picked it up, and started reading. I finished it in two days. The story starts out quickly and doesn’t slow down. The heroine is strong-minded and active without being over the top, and the author does a good job of balancing action, mystery, and romance. Ultimately I found this book to be both fast-paced and substantive.

*******

The Good Knight is a wonderful medieval whodunit. Ms. Woodbury does a very good job of dropping hints of how the plot will develop, but still manages to surprise the reader with clever plot twists that possibly could have been guessed, but most likely were not. The skillful way that she ties together the loose ends in the last chapter is the outstanding feature of this novel. And the Historical Background at the end of the book is a much appreciated supplement to the novel.

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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. 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.

She makes her home in Oregon.

Please follow her online at www.sarahwoodbury.com

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