By | October 30, 2017
Katherine Author Anya Seton
ISBN-10 0544222881
ISBN-13 9780544222885
Year 2013-10-01
Pages 608
Language English
Publisher Mariner Books
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A glorious example of romance in its most classic literary sense exhilarating exuberant and rich with the jeweled tones of England in the 1300s Austin ChronicleKatherine is an epic novel of a love affair that changed historythat of Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt Duke of Lancaster the ancestors of most of the British royal family Set in the vibrant fourteenth century of Chaucer and the Black Death the story features knights fighting in battle serfs struggling in poverty and the magnificent PlantagenetsEdward III the Black Prince and Richard IIwho rule despotically over a court rotten with intrigue Within this era of danger and romance John of Gaunt the kings son falls passionately in love with the already married Katherine Their affair persists through decades of war adultery murder loneliness and redemption Anya Seton s vivid rendering of the lives of the Duke and Duchess of Lancaster makes Katherine an unmistakable classic

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