Review: The Fifth Knight

The Fifth Knight (The Fifth Knight Series Book 1)The Fifth Knight by E.M. Powell
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

An intriguing and engrossing medieval mystery that begins with the historically accurate murder of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury under King Henry II of England. The well-known story of Becket’s murder at the hands of four royal knights is enhanced by the fictional narrative of a fifth knight, and a storyline that offers a potential alternative reason for Becket’s murder.

In unfolding the story, we are propelled on a ruthless chase across England and into France, with twists and turns that keep the reader’s attention glued to the page. There are surprises, there is betrayal, and there is the dawning realisation of ‘truth’, all of which encourages the reader to continue exploring the story.

A thoroughly enjoyable read, and the beginning of a series that I look forward to exploring.

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