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The Fifth Knight (The Fifth Knight Series Book 1) (English Edition) di [Powell, E.M.]
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To escape a lifetime of poverty, mercenary Sir Benedict Palmer agrees to one final, lucrative job: help King Henry II’s knights seize the traitor Archbishop Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. But what begins as a clandestine arrest ends in cold-blooded murder. And when Fitzurse, the knights’ ringleader, kidnaps Theodosia, a beautiful young nun who witnessed the crime, Palmer can sit silently by no longer. For not only is Theodosia’s virtue at stake, so too is the secret she unknowingly carries—a secret he knows Fitzurse will torture out of her. Now Palmer and Theodosia are on the run, strangers from different worlds forced to rely only on each other as they race to uncover the hidden motive behind Becket’s grisly murder—and the shocking truth that could destroy a kingdom.

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E.M. Powell was born and raised in Ireland, a descendant of Irish revolutionary Michael Collins. At University College, Cork, she discovered a love of Anglo-Saxon and medieval English during her study of literature and geography. she is a member of Romance Writers of America, the Historical Novel Society, and International Thriller Writers, and has been accepted onto the Romantic Novelists’ Association (UK) 2012 New Writers Scheme. A reviewer for the Historical Novel Society, she lives today in Manchester, England, with her husband and daughter.


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  • Formato: Formato Kindle
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  • Lunghezza stampa: 391
  • Editore: Thomas & Mercer (13 novembre 2012)
  • Venduto da: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • ASIN: B00A017O0I
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26 di 27 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
5.0 su 5 stelle Medieval Roller Coaster Ride 30 gennaio 2013
Di Tom Walsh - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato: Copertina flessibile Acquisto verificato
"The Fifth Knight", by E.M. Powell, attracted me because I read many novels about Thomas Becket (my patron saint), The Templars and Arthurian Legend. What I took away from this work cannot be explained, except like this: I am richer in spirit and historic perspective because of it.

This novel is like a tapestry of the 12th Century, written with great detail, honesty with an eye to adventure and holiness. "The Fifth Knight" deals with Benedict Palmer, a knight, who was part of the murderous team assigned to assassinate The Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket. But, Benedict soon discovers guilt and true love from an unexpected hostage. The hostage is a nun, who learns the secret which justifies the actions, and, along with Benedict, begin the journey of a lifetime.

The author is no stranger to plot and character development. However, I was sad, at times, because the antagonist kills many beloved and kind characters who were my favorites. Like the authors of VicLit serials, the novel was released in parts, exclusively on Kindle. So, like Dickens or Collins, this author had to pace her plot, while it left us starved for the next one (and that, to me, was a good experience!) But, also like the serial writers of old, the plot, at times, slows down, at times. However, like a slow-moving carousel, who cares? The author always provides us shining, colored lights of authenticity and realism, and we are swept along with her prose, fascinated and enlightened.

The final part reads like a swashbuckling Scott novel. Its pace is cinematic, climatic, dynamic, but leads us to a final resolution: no, I will not reveal one detail.

If you like Arthurian adventure, scented with the realistic allure of the 12th Century, what keeps you from getting this novel? Billy Joel wrote: "Vienna waits for you." You will understand, after you read it, why I end with the phrase: "Paradise waits for you."
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5.0 su 5 stelle Really engaging characters and believable extension of the known details 25 maggio 2017
Di ARG - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato: Copertina flessibile Acquisto verificato
St. Thomas Becket was Archbishop of Canterbury, he had had a falling out with his old friend King Henry, four knights went to his cathedral and killed him. King Henry bore the brunt of public condemnation for causing those knights to do such evil. Here the history ends and E.M. Powell's story begins. I won a free copy of the sequel to this book which I read first so some details of how this one ended were logically implied before I got started here. Even knowing how events must shake out in a broad brush sort of way and big surprise ruined, the book was still engaging to read. I wanted to know how they got there. The fifth knight is 'written out' of our history but didn't want to go along after he saw the true mission and seeing the error of his ways uses his knightly training to do honorable things. Really engaging characters and believable extension of the known details. I do recommend reading in order, but I was still quite pleased reading this even knowing the end so that is a big point in favor of this author.
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3.0 su 5 stelle Will the bickering young couple just stop it already? 11 gennaio 2015
Di Rima G. H. - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato: Formato Kindle Acquisto verificato
I really wanted to like this. The premise grabbed me and it’s a fascinating period in English history. I have two reasons for my lack of enthusiasm: 1) I found the bickering young couple super annoying, and 2) I didn’t find the historical people believable.

I think there’s an inherent problem for an author when putting people who really existed in a novel because we have built-in expectations of who those people were and how we think they would have behaved. I wouldn’t expect the reputations of the four knights to be rehabilitated, but they were soooo over-the-top villainous, I just kept getting yanked out of the story.

Ok, so I’m just a history enthusiast, and don’t have the qualifications the author has, but I don’t think any of the historical people were portrayed realistically. Perhaps I would have liked this book better if it had been framed as alternative-history (but the young couple would still annoy me).
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5.0 su 5 stelle In a word: brilliant 9 gennaio 2017
Di MourningandCelebration - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato: Formato Kindle Acquisto verificato
This was one of the best historical novels I've ever read. To take an actual past event and to weave in a fictional story takes a touch of genius. Not for one moment did I doubt that the narrative could have taken place. Not only was the tale well told, but the language suited the telling. However, nothing is totally perfect and my reading was brought up short when I came across the word 'kip' as in 'to have a kip (nap)'. A far too modern word for the context. But if that's my only gripe, you can tell how much I enjoyed the read. Highly recommended. Now on book 2.
2.0 su 5 stelle Love the way the author writes... 16 maggio 2017
Di Michael M. - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato: Formato Kindle Acquisto verificato
The title and brief description suggests a historical fiction tale of the events surrounding the murder of Thomas Becket. Ostensibly centered around the acts of Sir Benedict Palmer 'The Fifth Knight'. It is in fact, a romance novel about Theodosia, the female lead. Unfortunately, for me, the female lead becomes Wonder Woman as more and more of the story unfolds. That's fine if the initial premise is in fact a Wonder Woman story but doesn't fit well where every other character is believably portrayed. Well - with the exception of the incredibly over the top villains. Love the way the author writes. Just not thrilled with her story telling.
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