With captivating detail and uncanny insight, Katia Fox transports us to the dazzlingly lavish royal courts of 12th-century England, where the kingdom’s destiny lies in the hands of an extraordinary knight.
Young Guillaume, fourth son of a minor baron, has passionate but unlikely dreams of becoming one of the king’s knights. But when he rescues the queen from a rebel attack, she gratefully appoints him to be the sword-fighting instructor to the prince, securing his place at court. Soon, Guillaume becomes one of the most influential men in England - but as his star rises, so does the number of enemies who seek his downfall. Before long, a sinister plot is hatched to destroy him… Guillaume must outsmart his aggressors, or risk losing everything.
The Golden Throne is the magnificent conclusion to Katia Fox’s family trilogy set against the richly textured historical tapestry of the High Middle Ages.
©2010 Verlagsgruppe Lübbe GmbH & Co. KG, Bergisch Gladbach (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. English translation © 2014 by Aubrey Botsford. Epigraph citations from Chrétien de Troyes: Yvain, or The Knight with the Lion, translated by W.W. Comfort, 1914, Online Medieval and Classical Library Release no. 23 (http://omacl.org/Yvain/) for the chapter “Neufchâtel-en-Bray / May 1172”: vv 1339–1506; “Mildenhall, near St. Edmundsbury / October 1180”: vv 1350–1353; “South of Tours / July 4, 1189”: vv 3131–3254 from Chretien De Troyes: Arthurian Romances (Trans: W.W. Comfort; Everyman’s Library, London, 1914). This text is in the public domain in the United States. This electronic edition was edited, proofed, and prepared by Douglas B. Killings in December 1996.