The Good Knight - Sarah Woodbury

The Good Knight

By Sarah Woodbury

  • Release Date: 2011-09-21
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4
4
From 252 Ratings

Description

Join Gareth & Gwen in their first mystery together ... murder, intrigue, and romance in medieval Wales!
Five years after Gareth walked away from Gwen in disgrace, she encounters him in the aftermath of an ambush, standing over the body of a murdered king. Although it isn't exactly the reunion Gwen had dreamed of, she and Gareth join forces against the treachery and intrigue rife within the court of Gwynedd.
And once blame for the murder falls on Gareth himself, Gwen must continue her search for the truth alone, finding unlikely allies in foreign lands, and ultimately uncovering a conspiracy that will shake the foundations of Wales.

Complete Series reading order: The Good Knight, The Uninvited Guest, The Fourth Horseman, The Fallen Princess, The Unlikely Spy, The Lost Brother, The Renegade Merchant, The Unexpected Ally, The Worthy Soldier, The Favored Son, The Viking Prince, The Irish Bride, The Prince's Man. Also The Bard's Daughter (prequel novella).

Reviews

  • The Good Knight

    4
    By PalatableDinner
    Decent read. Research is evident in the writing. It should be self-explanatory, but this straight up says it’s medieval mystery and therefore focused primarily on the historical integration and political/court intrigue/mystery. I was, however, greatly disappointed that Gwen pretty much just ended up being a damsel.
  • Great Series, Worth the Read

    5
    By Josey86
    Actually, the term Doctor of phesike was so widely used to refer to what we would now call a medical doctor in the medieval period it was even used by Chaucer. There were also doctors of the church (Augustine, Aquinas, etc). Doctor was most certainly a word used at this time. The only time someone uses armour not made for them in this book is when someone uses another person’s who is very similarly built. The character also complains that it still doesn’t fit right because it wasn’t made specifically for him. This author is so well versed in Welsh history she puts historical notes at the end of her books. I’m a historian. I HATE most historical fiction (don’t even get me started on the rubbish that is Outlander - it might as well be Brave Heart). This series is one of the exceptions. I also like that there is a strong female character and the men around her aren’t trying to hem her in or remind her of “her place” in society. The men encourage her to use her intelligence and believe she can hold her own.
  • Not very accurate

    2
    By Tropigal9
    At 109 pages in I gave up. This story dragged. Words like doctor were not around at that time and armor was made for each individual and not one size fits all. I guess I’ve been spoiled by other writers that actually research the era in which they’re setting their story.
  • Charming

    4
    By Maureeniam
    A mystery woven into interesting historical fact and believable fiction. Add likable characters, intrigue, action, dead bodies, adventures, rescues, and a damsel who isn’t timid or weak. I enjoyed this well written novel and thankful I was not subject to undue sex scenes some authors use to cover up poor writing. Had my interest all the way through.
  • The Good Knight

    5
    By Pdx Nana
    Historical, well crafted characters, interesting to the end.