Charles IV is now king of France and his sister is Edward II of England’s Queen. Having been imprisoned by Edward as leader of the rebellious English barons, Roger Mortimer escapes to France, where he joins the war against the English Aquitaine. But it is his love affair with Isabella, the ‘She-Wolf of France’, who has come seemingly to negotiate a treaty of peace that seals his fate…
“This is the original Game of Thrones.” (George R.R. Martin)"Blood-curdling tale of intrigue, murder, corruption and sexual passion" (The Sunday Times)"Dramatic and colourful as a Dumas romance but stiffened by historical accuracy and political insight" 9The Sunday Times)"Barbaric, sensual, teeming with life, based in wide reading and sound scholarship… among the best historical novel" (The Times Literary Supplement)
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