Filled with intrigue, treachery, gamesmanship, courtly love, battles royale, family rivalries, romance, and the stuff of legends, the White Knight Adventure series opens in the year of grace 1189 as Richard the Lionheart prepares to ascend the throne of England.
SWORD OF JUSTICE (Book 1) — A disgraced knight tests his mettle to save king and kingdom.
After viewing his father who rests in eternal sleep at the Abbey of Our Lady of Fontevraud, Richard the Lionheart sets sails for England. There, he is reunited with his mother Eleanor of Aquitaine, his brothers John and Geoffrey, and his betrothed, the beautiful Alais Capét of France. Before traveling to London for his coronation, Richard dubs his loyal squires—Drake and Stephen fitzAlan—as knights of the empire.
The brothers fitzAlan are lavishly fêted at their father’s castle. Afterwards, they prove their manhood in the first tournament to be sanctioned on English soil in many a year. The mêlée spreads far and wide across the countryside as knight takes on knight, capturing each other for ransom and glory.
Taunted by a rival over the virtuousness of a fair maiden, Drake defends the lady’s honor by challenging the errant knight to a duel. Before the sun has set, Drake is falsely branded murderer and outlaw for the gruesome evisceration of his foe.
Barely escaping a certain hanging, Drake assumes a disguise with one objective in mind: to hunt down the true killer and prove his innocence. His adventure takes him down a long and dangerous road, commencing with the underbelly of Winchester society, proceeding to London for the king’s coronation, and ending in Canterbury.
During his travels, he encounters chases on and off a horse, fights with and without a sword, romantic trysts in and out of bed, and treachery at every turn. Eventually he learns the stakes are high, not just for himself but also for the new king and his kingdom.
In his pursuit of justice, Drake has one last duty to perform … a duel of honor before God and king.
CROWN OF THE REALM (Book 2) — A knight on the run must defend his family without sacrificing his honor.
Continuing with the reign of King Richard the Lionheart of England, this second book in THE WHITE KNIGHT ADVENTURES opens in the year of grace 1190.
When the kings of England and France meet at Nonancourt Castle to make final preparations for the Third Crusade, an assassin releases an arrow aimed at the hearts of one of those kings.
The bolt strikes a lady-in-waiting instead. All fingers point toward Drake fitzAlan, a young knight serving under King Richard the Lionheart.
Hunted down by bloodthirsty knights belonging to both kings, Drake first makes haste to secure the safety of his beloved and then returns to the castle to uncover the truth … if he can.
In a citadel where the assassin is still at-large, more will die before the night is out. Meanwhile, Drake has run-ins with princes and fools, each man having motive enough to want Richard dead. Eventually Drake makes his escape from knights and mercenaries alike, all hellbent to capture him.
Just when he thinks he is in the clear, he’s kidnapped and made a pawn by powerful men. They give him two false choices, both of which will lead to his undoing, either in the eyes of his king or in the destruction of his soul.
Come along for the ride and get swept away by knights in shining armor and gallantry at the edge of a blade!
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J. S. Chapman (Author)
J. S. Chapman has been living in Paris, renting out a single room on the Left Bank, taking promenades along the Seine, throwing breadcrumbs to the pigeons, and pounding out novel after novel on an antique Underwood typewriter.Imagination aside, sh...