Publication date: 24 April 2023
hb, ISBN 978-1-7392425-2-7, 416 pages, £22.00
pb, ISBN 978-1-7392425-3-4, 446 pages, £13.99
eb, ISBN 978-1-7392425-4-1, £5.00
‘The drawbridge came down and I ventured in. I was not disappointed.’ The Book Trail
1107. A kidnap and a devastating shipwreck. King Henry I reigns over England, Normandy and Wales, but his rule is far from secure. He faces treacherous assassination attempts and rebellion. Nuns and bards are tasked as spies to carry dangerous messages across the kingdom.
The Welsh noblewoman, Nest ferch Rhys, is settled in Wales with her Norman husband but her brother is gathering support to reclaim his kingdom, and another Welsh prince has not forgotten that he was once betrothed to marry Nest. While dissent grows, a secret passion is revealed and the future of Nest and her Cambro-Norman children is placed in dire peril.
Nest ferch Rhys is embedded in Norman society, but where do her heart and loyalty belong, and who can she trust?
Book II in the Conquest trilogy centring on Nest ferch Rhys and the reign of King Henry I.
The new editions of the Conquest trilogy are published this year with new covers by award-winning designer Jessica Bell. They are available in hardback, paperback and ebook and can be preordered now. (Audio-book versions coming in 2024.)