Bladesong: 1151: The Holy Land by Jean GillBladesong: 1151: The Holy Land by Jean Gill

Bladesong: 1151: The Holy Land

byJean Gill

Paperback | November 24, 2015

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'A masterpiece. A historical feast.'  C.M.T.Stibbe, Chasing Pharoahs 
1151: the Holy Land 
From the Winner of the Global Ebook Award for Best Historical Fiction 

Estela, the troubadour, is following the destiny of her beautiful voice. Dragonetz, her passionate knight has a dangerous mission to fulfill; divided by the times they love in, they fight to be together. 

Imprisoned in Damascus, Dragonetz suffers the mind games inflicted by his anonymous enemies, as he is forced to remember the traumatic events of the crusade, two years earlier. His military prowess is as valuable and dangerous to the balance of power as the priceless Torah he has to deliver to Jerusalem, and the key players want Dragonetz riding with them - or dead. 

Instead of remaining safely at home, Estela is desperate to rescue Dragonetz at all costs. She sets out for the Holy Land, never realising that the person she thinks will be her knight's saviour might actually be his doom. Can Estela get him out alive, despite Nur-ad-Din, the Muslim Atabeg; Mélisende, the Queen of Jerusalem; and an avenger from the past? Will she still want to, when she knows what they've done to him? 

Once more 'the master of historical intrigue' whirls the reader off into medieval mayhem. Jean Gill's details of crusading strategy and riding a camel are as convincing as the pangs of medieval childbirth. She brought medieval France to life in 'Song at Dawn'; now she adds 12th century Damascus and Jerusalem with equal aplomb. 

'Wonderful. If you love historical romance and adventure, you must pick up this series!' Autumn Birt, Rise of the Fifth Order 

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Jean Gill is a Welsh writer and photographer living in the south of France with a big white dog, a scruffy black dog, a Nikon D750 and a man. For many years, she taught English in Wales and was the first woman to be a secondary headteacher in Carmarthenshire. She is mother or stepmother to five children so life was hectic. Publication...
Title:Bladesong: 1151: The Holy LandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.72 inPublished:November 24, 2015Publisher:GillLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:2955010146

ISBN - 13:9782955010143

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Editorial Reviews

Believable, page-turning and memorable.' Lela Michael, S.P.Review'Exquisitely written historical fiction.' Elizabeth Horton-Newton, View from the Sixth Floor 'A fabulous historical novel which vividly brings alive the medieval era.' Karen Charlton, the Detective Lavender Mysteries'I like a book that makes my heart race and 'The Troubadours' did exactly that. It's a great story.' Molly Gambiza, A Woman's Weakness'A stunning masterpiece of tangled alliances, conflicting loyalties and tested love.' Kristin Gleeson, the Celtic Knot Series'As soon as I finished this novel, I longed for the next in the series and can't wait to read more from this extremely talented author.' Deb McEwan, Beyond Death'Jean Gill is the master of historical intrigue.' C.M.T. Stibbe, Chasing Pharoahs'One of the best historical novels I've read in a long time.' Paul Trembling, Dragonslayer'Fascinating history - the plot was terrific.' Brian Wilkerson, Trickster Eric Novels blogger'A walk through time! That is what it was like to read this fine novel. It drew me into the pages and would not let go of me until done! Bravo for a wonderful read!' Arwin Blue, By Quill Ink and Parchment Historical Fiction blogger'This story has it all from history to love.' Shirley McLain, Dobyn's Chronicles'Jean Gill masterfully weaves this fictional tale with accurate medieval history in a way that I have not experienced in a long time. All at once, I am surrounded by knights, crusades, and Templar politics... Her writing is as lyrical as the songs her characters sing.' B.J. Tiernan, Standing on a Whale