Rosamund the Fair–her name has echoed down the centuries.
A young girl, daughter of a Marcher Lord, Rosamund becomes, rather unwillingly at first, the mistress of the first Plantagenet King, Henry II. As rival of Eleanor of Aquitaine, the powerful estranged wife of Henry, Rosamund is kept in a labyrinth at Woodstock Palace as protection from Eleanor’s wrath. Slowly she adjusts to this strange life…but does emerge, hidden by a disguise, from the maze to witness great events of the 12th century–the two Coronations of Henry’s son The Young King, and Henry’s public penance for his part in the death of Thomas Becket.
Eventually Henry eventually desires to put aside the rebellion-inducing Eleanor and make Rosamund his new queen…but fate conspires against the lovers. The tower within the maze is breached.
And then…is it murder in the maze?
J.P. Reedman was born in Canada but has lived in the UK for over 25 years. J.P. Loved history and is the author of novels on Stonehenge, Richard III, Rosamund Clifford and Henry II, and Eleanor of Provence (top 20 in its category for 6 months)