A Place Beyond Courage

A Place Beyond Courage

Book - 2012
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Sometimes Keeping Your Honor Means Breaking Your Word

The early twelfth century is a time for ambitious men to prosper. John FitzGilbert is a man of honor and loyalty, sworn to royal service. When the old king dies, his successor rewards the handsome and ambitious John with castles and lands. But King Stephen has a tenuous hold on both his reign and his barons, and when jealous rivals at court seek to destroy John, he backs a woman's claim to the crown, sacrifices his marriage, and eventually is forced to make a gamble that is perhaps one step too far.

Rich with detail, masterful in its storytelling, A Place Beyond Courage is a tale of impossible gambles and the real meaning of honor.

"Picking up an Elizabeth Chadwick novel is like having a Bentley draw up at your door: you know you are in for a sumptouous ride."-- Daily Telegraph

"The best writer of medieval fiction currently around."--Richard Lee, founder and publisher, Historical Novel Society

"A star back in Britain, Elizabeth Chadwick is finally getting the attention she deserves here."-- USA Today

Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks Landmark, c2012.
ISBN: 9781402271083
Characteristics: 504 p. ; 21 cm.


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m2 Dec 05, 2012

This book seduced me with it's compelling characters and attention to historical accuracy. I immediately ran out and got more Elizabeth Chadwick to read. I have other new material to review but it's on hold now -- while I am in chadwick fever.

May 21, 2012

This is historical fiction that tackles the life of John Marshall during England's civil war between Matilda and her cousin Stephen. A good story and an interesting portrayal of the times. Quite good.


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