Please join me in congratulating Anna Belfrage on the publication of her newest historical fiction novel, Under the Approaching Dark, the third book in The King's Greatest Enemy series, which takes place during the tumultuous years of Edward II's reign and downfall. I had the privilege of providing Anna with some copyediting assistance on this exciting and emotional tale of historical drama. Here's the book description:
After years of strife, England in the early months of 1327 is a country in need of stability, and many turn with hope towards the new young king, Edward III. But Edward is too young to rule, so instead it is his mother, Queen Isabella, and her lover, Roger Mortimer, who do the actual governing, much to the dislike of barons such as Henry of Lancaster.
In the north, the Scots take advantage of the weakened state of the realm and raid with impunity. Closer to court, it is Mortimer’s increasing powers that cause concerns – both among his enemies, but also for men like Adam, who loves Mortimer dearly, but loves the young king just as much.
When it is announced that Edward II has died in September of 1327, what has so far been a grumble grows into voluble protests against Mortimer. Yet again, the spectre of rebellion haunts the land, and things are further complicated by the reappearance of one of Adam’s personal enemies. Soon enough, he and his beloved wife Kit are fighting for their survival – even more so when Adam is given a task that puts them both in the gravest of dangers.
Under the Approaching Dark is available now in ebook and print formats on Amazon. Add it to your shelves on Goodreads, and visit Anna's website for more information on all of her books, including the popular Graham Saga series.
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