Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Belle's Song by K.M. Grant

Belle's Song by K.M. Grant (Published by Quercus Publishing, September 30, 2010)

When Belle meets Luke, son of an alchemist and Scribe to the famous poet Chaucer, she is determined to travel with him to Canterbury on a pilgrimage. She hopes for a miracle: that her father will walk again. She also hopes to atone for her own part in his accident. It is a time of unrest across the country and the young King Richard II is just hanging on to his throne. A malign character on the pilgrimage suspects Chaucer of treason and slowly winds Belle into a political intrigue. At the same time, the impulsive Belle is drawn towards both Luke and to Walter, the wealthy son of a Knight. But Walter himself is in love with Luke...As the uprising against the King starts to draw pace and the web of intrigue around Belle and Chaucer tightens, Belle and her friends must risk everything to save their country and themselves...


I love historical fiction set in the Medieval era, it is one of my favorite time periods. And it sounds like this story has an unusual twist with the love triangle. Plus the cover is really pretty. Note: this is a UK release, a good online bookstore to order UK books from is The Book Depository as they have free worldwide shipping.

4 comments:

Shweta said...

It took me a real long time to finish Canterbury tales but I did:) Would love to read this one :) as it wouldn't require me to stop every few minutes to grasp the story as it is not in Middle English LOL

Jenni @ Falling Off The Shelf said...

Sounds intriguing! I love historical fiction too, so I'll have to pick this one up.

Audrey said...

I sure do as well! This sounds like a wonderful read. Thank you for the great review. I just finished another great historical fiction book entitled, "Power of a Woman." The author does a wonderful job of taking you through the life and times of Eleanor of Aquitaine as she dictates her story to a secretary. Her life is fascinating and I thoroughly enjoyed the book to the very end. You should check it out!

Christina T said...

I loved The Canterbury Tales. This looks like a book I'd love. I will have to add it to my TBR list. I do hope that it will eventually be published in the U.S. as well.

 
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