The Good Knight
Book 1, The Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries
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Join Gareth & Gwen in their first mystery together ... Gwen, the court bard's daughter, allies with Sir Gareth, trusted companion to a prince of Wales, to uncover a conspiracy with shattering consequences!
Five years after Gareth walked away from Gwen in disgrace, she encounters him in the aftermath of an ambush, standing over the body of a murdered king. Although it isn't exactly the reunion Gwen had dreamed of, she and Gareth join forces against the treachery and intrigue rife within the court of Gwynedd.
And once blame for the murder falls on Gareth himself, Gwen must continue her search for the truth alone, finding unlikely allies in foreign lands, and ultimately uncovering a conspiracy that will shake the foundations of Wales.
Complete Series reading order: The Good Knight, The Uninvited Guest, The Fourth Horseman, The Fallen Princess, The Unlikely Spy, The Lost Brother, The Renegade Merchant, The Unexpected Ally, The Worthy Soldier, The Favored Son, The Viking Prince. Also The Bard's Daughter (prequel novella).
Characters Take Awhile to Get to Know
Like some people it took me awhile to become acquainted with these characters and thus feel involved with this story. I am glad I continued with this story because I eventually discovered The Good Knight ( A Gareth and Gwen Medieval Mystery) by Sarah Woodbury to be an intriguing tale. Set in Wales in around 1100 A.D. many of the events, places, and characters actually have a place in history. The book begins with the assassination of King Anarwd on this way to his marriage. Gareth a knight comes upon the dead body, hurries to the castle with the news and is blamed for the murder by King Owain Gywenedd. Newly reunited with his soul mate, Gwen, the duo attempts to solve this mystery as bodies, attempted poisonings and a kidnaping heat up the plot. This a first in a series of Gareth and Gwen books.
Not your average mix
I love historical fiction and I love mysteries. What a surprise to find them smooshed together--and so well. Would never have occurred to me to look for this combination. Better still that its done so well.
A wonderful start
I like the ability and pluck of the heroine, her value to more than just her love. I appreciate the mystery and the surprise resolution. If you want a simple happily ever after, don’t read the excerpt from the next book.
- Category: Historical
- Published: Sep 21, 2011
- Publisher: Sarah Woodbury
- Seller: Smashwords, Inc.
- Print Length: 316 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 1, The Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries