Court of Wolves - out now in paperback, audiobook & eBook – the epic sequel to Sons of the Blood
It is the dawn of a new world.
Henry Tudor has vanquished Richard III and claimed the throne of England, taking possession of a secret map. At the glittering court of the Medici in Florence, Lorenzo the Magnificent, ruler of the republic and head of the mysterious Academy, is engaged in a dangerous game of power with the Vatican. In Spain, the Catholic Monarchs, Isabella and Ferdinand, have declared a crusade against Islam, forcing the Moors from Granada. Europe stands upon the brink of war, at the edge of a discovery that will change everything.
Jack Wynter is clinging to the wreckage of the life he dreamed of living, his father’s execution by Richard III destroying his hope of overcoming his status as an illegitimate son. The map entrusted to him by his father is gone, stolen by his hated half-brother, Harry Vaughan. Outlawed by Tudor, all Jack can do is follow his father’s last words – and seek out the man who has answers to his past that will determine his future, Lorenzo de’ Medici. But in the serpentine politics and renaissance splendour of Florence, he finds only danger. Lorenzo may have trusted Jack’s father, but he is now surrounded by threats and conspiracies on all sides – not least from the rising power in the city known as the Court of Wolves.
Harry, meanwhile, heads to the Spanish court on a covert mission for Tudor, who intends to deflect Queen Isabella’s interest in developing a trade route west with a sailor named Columbus.
Once again, Jack must risk all to prove himself, while his sworn enemy, Harry, finds himself fighting through Spain, seeking all the time to ingratiate himself with Tudor, and bring his brother down.
1286 AD. Scotland is in the grip of one of the worst winters in living memory. The king rides out from Edinburgh into the stormy dark. On the road he is murdered by his own squire, throwing the succession to the throne wide open. Civil war threatens as powerful Scottish families jostle for power, not knowing that Edward, King of England, has set his own plans in motion. Edward has a vision for his future kingdom – a vision sprung from the words of an ancient prophecy written in the time of King Arthur – that will change the face of Britain forever. But all is not destined to go Edward’s way. Through the ashes of war, through blood feuds and divided loyalties, a young man will rise to defy England’s greatest king. His name is Robert Bruce. And his story begins in INSURRECTION.
When young Will Campbell suffers personal tragedy at home in Scotland he is sent to London to join the powerful Order of the Knights Templar. Soon after his father leaves for the Holy Land Will is drawn into a world of intrigue and danger following the theft of a Grail Romance from the Temple’s vaults in Paris. Meanwhile, in the east, a new star is rising. Baybars, a commander in the Egyptian army and former slave, leads his forces to victory against the Mongols, clearing the way for a major offensive against the Christians in Palestine. Set during the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries, on the eve of the catastrophic last crusade, the BRETHREN TRILOGY is a story of war and politics, friendship and betrayal, honour and sacrifice, set against the majesty and drama of the age of chivalry.