This compelling historical fiction novel takes place in England during the 1300s.
Lady Christina Steel of Hamstead Manor was beside herself. Sir James Graham, the emissary for the king of Scotland, was at her door. It was time to pay, to keep peace. King Edward would never allow such a thing to happen, but King Edward was gone, and his son now reigned. King Edward II was not the strong, ruthless leader that his father once was, but he did possess a cruel streak. He was also subject to immature tantrums and would punish whoever he thought was responsible for them. Lady Christina’s brother was a perfect example of the king’s unfair treatment. He was being held, and awaiting trial for treason because he paid the Scottish what they demanded. What choice did he have? Scotland was invading the northern villages of England, and King Edward II was doing nothing to help his people fight the Scottish.
Lady Christina convinced Sir James to take her prisoner. She would rather be a prisoner of Scotland than left to face the wrath of the unstable King of England.
Although I did not find Lady Christina’s character to be realistic, I loved her internal dialogue and her witty banter with Sir James.
I found The Lion In Glory to be an enjoyable read, well-written and humorous.
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
5 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover