A Place Beyond Courage
By Elizabeth Chadwick
(Sourcebooks Landmark, Paperback, 9781402271083, 500pp.)
Publication Date: September 2012
Sometimes Keeping Your Honor Means Breaking Your Word
The early twelfth century is a time for ambitious men to prosper. John FitzGilbert is a man of honor and loyalty, sworn to royal service. When the old king dies, his successor rewards the handsome and ambitious John with castles and lands. But King Stephen has a tenuous hold on both his reign and his barons, and when jealous rivals at court seek to destroy John, he backs a woman's claim to the crown, sacrifices his marriage, and eventually is forced to make a gamble that is perhaps one step too far.
Rich with detail, masterful in its storytelling, "A Place Beyond Courage" is a tale of impossible gambles and the real meaning of honor.
"Picking up an Elizabeth Chadwick novel is like having a Bentley draw up at your door: you know you are in for a sumptouous ride."-"Daily Telegraph"
"The best writer of medieval fiction currently around."-Richard Lee, founder and publisher, "Historical Novel Society"
"A star back in Britain, Elizabeth Chadwick is finally getting the attention she deserves here."-"USA Today"