Imprisoned by her husband, King Henry II, separated from her children, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of England, refuses to let her powerful husband intimidate her into submission and push her even further to the edge.
Freed by Henry’s death, Eleanor becomes dowager Queen of England. But the competition for land and power that Henry bred among his son has intensified to a dangerous rivalry.
Eleanor will need every ounce of courage and fortitude as she crosses the Alps in winter to bring Richard his bride, ransom him from imprisonment and deal with his brother John’s treachery. Her indomitable spirit will be tested to its limits as she attempts to keep the peace between her warring sons, fend off enemies, and negotiate a magnificent future for a chosen granddaughter.
The third in Chadwick’s Eleanor of Aquitaine series.