Tuesday, October 7, 2014

A Triple Knot by Emma Campion

Joan of Kent, renowned beauty and cousin to King Edward III, is destined for a politically strategic marriage. As the king begins a long dynastic struggle to claim the crown of France, plunging England into the Hundred Years’ War, he negotiates her betrothal to a potential ally and heir of a powerful lordship.

But Joan, haunted by nightmares of her father’s execution at the hands of her treacherous royal kin, fears the king’s selection and is not resigned to her fate. She secretly pledges herself to one of the king’s own knights, one who has become a trusted friend and protector. Now she must defend her vow as the king—furious at Joan’s defiance—prepares to marry her off to another man.

A Triple Knot by Emma Campion was an interesting novel that wove an intriguing story about the enigmatic Joan. The plot is full of danger, death, betrayal, intrigue, and, of course, secret romances. I was very interested to read this novel because I have not read many novels set during the Hundred Years' War, and I enjoyed learning more about the power struggles that occurred during this time period. I enjoyed the character clashes, and I was saddened during the times of betrayal and hurt that happened during the novel. I thought the characters were fairly well developed, and I enjoyed learning more about the main characters as the story developed and their true personalities came to light. I found this novel to be a little slow at first and hard to connect with, but I thought the plot was more enjoyable as I continued to read. Overall, I thought A Triple Knot was an interesting read about a very intriguing character.

I received this novel from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.

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