The Blood of the Fifth Knight

E.M. Powell

A Reader's Opinion

Originally reviewed

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06.30.2017

I did not know Benedict and Theodosia for long before I was drawn into their story. Both characters are beautifully written; one cannot help but feel their devotion to one another. The book is basically two stories that end up woven together in the end; one of Benedict and one of Theodosia. I did find Benedict's story a tad more fascinating, but don't discount his beloved wife. I adore Benedict with his strong heart, sense of valor, his courage, and goodness. I loved the history that was meticulously woven into the fiction aspects of the story. The setting is wonderful, and I truly felt as though I was in England during a time of great hardship on one end and unnecessary opulence on the other. The main villain is superb, and though you hate him, you can't help but appreciate how well he was constructed. I have not yet read The Fifth Knight, so I can't say how this book is compared to the first. I did have to catch up with the numerous characters, but once I did, I settled in and enjoyed the story. The book is filled with twists, turns, and surprises, and an ending that I'll admit caught me off guard. A great book for historical fiction lovers.

The Blood of the Fifth Knight
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