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Friday, September 07, 2007

LOYALTY'S WEB by Joyce DiPastena

An Historical Novel
2021 Pine Lake Rd, Lincoln, NE
Genre: Historical Fiction
Rating: Exceptional
ISBN: 9780595432264, $18.95, 300 pp.

Quoting from the back cover:

"In twelfth century France, King Henry II of England has just finished quashing a rebellion by his power-hungry sons and now seeks to tame the lawless barons who supported them in this corner of his ‘Angevin empire.’ To this end, the king has sent the Earl of Gunthar as his royal representative to ensure that Prince Richard and his former cohorts faithfully adhere to the terms of the peace treaty."

Joyce DiPastena is an exceptional writer–truly a professional, and her knowledge of medieval history is revealed throughout this tale. She excels at descriptive writing, character development and intricate plots. Loyalty’s Web is an historical tale of intrigue with multiple twists and turns, arranged marriages and true romance. It is a fast-paced, well-written, well-edited, fascinating read.

If you enjoy historical novels, particularly of the medieval period, I’m certain you will enjoy Loyalty’s Web.