Plaint for Provence is a Ebook Not out as an eBook yet but it s well worth putting in a pre order for Plaint for Provence I rate this as one the best historical novels I have read t
Plaint for Provence is a Ebook Not out as an eBook yet - but it's well worth putting in a pre-order for 'Plaint for Provence.' I rate this as one the best historical novels I have read this year, if not THE best historical novel of my year. 'Plaint for Provence' is the third novel in The Troubadours Series but it can easily stand-alone for readers new to Jean Gill’s fascinating series about the political intrigue and culture of French court life in the twelfth century. I instantly felt at home back in the glittering and scheming medieval world of Dragonetz and Estela. The strong opening of this novel hooked me immediately; it is wonderful to read fiction were even the personalities of the minor characters leap off the page with wiliness and humour. Jean Gill is a strong writer who sweeps you along into her world and never leaves you struggling to understand the motivation of the characters or the historical background of their realm.. From the Winner of the Global Ebook Award for Best Historical Fiction Wonderful historical romance If you love historical romance and adventure, you must pick up this series Autumn Birt, Born of Water Summoned to the court of Les Baux, Estela and her lover, Dragonetz, are embroiled in two rival claims for power as their feuding liege lords gather in Provence AlthougFrom the Winner of the Global Ebook Award for Best Historical Fiction Wonderful historical romance If you love historical romance and adventure, you must pick up this series Autumn Birt, Born of Water Summoned to the court of Les Baux, Estela and her lover, Dragonetz, are embroiled in two rival claims for power as their feuding liege lords gather in Provence Although Estela is reluctant to leave her idyll with her young child Musca, and her pursuit of Arabic medicine, she welcomes the chance to show her musical skills and to support Dragonetz, who must use his swordsmanship to play peacemaker The visit of the Comte du Barcelone to Les Baux sparks bitter memories of the recent civil war and Lady Etiennette des Baux has no intention of ceding to her overlord Nor does she plan to remain a widow With good friends on both sides, Dragonetz weaves a precarious path through the rival factions at court where an uneasy truce prevails behind the chivalry of hunt and tournament Meanwhile, Estela faces her own demons Confronted with her childhood abusers, threatened and attacked, she confides in her friends Unfortunately, one of those friends is Dragonetz worst enemy and Estela has no idea of what he is capable In this third volume of the Troubadours Quartet, Jean Gill, the master of historical intrigue , continues to weave the gripping adventures of Dragonetz and Estela seamlessly into real historical events Medieval France comes alive in all its facets, from healing with leeches to training a goshawk Page turning intrigue in the best historical fiction tradition J.G Harlond, The Empress Emerald Jean Gill is the master of historical intrigue C.M.T Stibbe, Chasing Pharoahs A stunning masterpiece of tangled alliances, conflicting loyalties and tested love Kristin Gleeson, The Celtic Knot Series Rich in historical detail, this novel brings alive all aspects of mediaeval life from the political undertones of the high born pursuits of hunting and jousting tournaments, to the simpler occupations of the peasants, like bee keeping Karen Charlton, The Inspector Lavender Mysteries Exquisitely written historical fiction Elizabeth Horton Newton, View from the Sixth Floor Plaint for Provence , the third book in Jean Gill s Troubadour s Quartet, had much to live up to Those of us who have devoured Song at Dawn and Bladesong expected vibrant characters, swash buckling adventure and a satisfying storyline All this set against the turbulent history of 12th century Provence It does not disappoint Lesley Walters, Wales I like a book that makes my heart race and Bladesong did exactly that It s a great story Molly Gambiza, A Woman s Weakness. Good Kindle Plaint for Provence Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers’ FavoritePlaint for Provence: 1152: Les Baux by Jean Gill is the third book in The Troubadours Quartet series. Although, I have not read the previous novels in the series, I had no issues understanding what was happening. This is definitely not a standalone, but if you want to start with this novel, go ahead because this is going to be one hell of a ride. In the medieval France, Estela de Matin and her lover Dragonetz los Pros are finally living the family life they craved. They have their son Musca and their pet dog Nici to keep their days fulfilled with joy. They are called to the Les Baux court and soon the two of them are in the middle of a power battle. In the midst of a battle that could change Provence forever, these two will have to make some decisions that go against their nature. Can they do it?I was expecting something pretty basic, to be honest. However, this is by far the best Historical Fiction novel I have read this year and I don’t think another novel can beat this. Plaint for Province is the perfect title for the novel, it truly depicts the main duo of the novel and how they had to change themselves to survive. I haven’t read the previous novel, but these characters seemed well rounded and well developed. Dragonetz character was so strong. He kept on fighting and never bowed down to his addiction and Estela is a spit of fire. Musca is adorable, I can’t wait to read the next novel and see how he grows.