Elizabeth Chadwick's TO DEFY A KING was published in paperback only two weeks ago and is now high in the Heatseeker's chart. In the first week on sale, it shot straight into the top 100 at 98 and has now risen from 9 to 4 in the Bookseller's Heatseeker chart.
Chadwick's 18th novel features Mahelt Marshal, the privileged daughter of one of the most powerful men in medieval England, William Marshal, and is a story of great emotional power.
TO DEFY A KING has already won the Romantic Novelists' Historical Novel of the Year 2011. Chadwick's novels are published by Little Brown UK and have been translated into eighteen languages worldwide. Chadwick's latest novel, LADY OF THE ENGLISH, was published in hardback in June this year.
Praise for Elizabeth Chadwick:
The best writer of medieval fiction currently around.' -- Historical Novel Review
'Chadwick's extensive research, vivid and detailed prose, and the life she breathes back into characters that lived eight centuries ago is pure genius…Chadwick offers the reader plenty of information and quickly, and with extraordinary skill, whisks the reader back to the very beginnings of the thirteenth century. While TO DEFY A KING is over 500 pages, the time will fly by and the reader, if like myself, will not be able to set the book down. I cannot praise To Defy A King highly enough and strongly recommend it to all readers.' -- Rundpinne
'Really, whether you like historical fiction or are not sure, you are
a hardcore fan or a newbie, you should definitely find a permanent spot
on your bookshelf for TO DEFY A KING. I simply cannot see how you could
be disappointed after reading it. You'll most likely want to rush to
the store or a library to get all the rest of Ms. Chadwick's books (I
most certainly do!)' -- Reading Extravaganza