As the frog said, ‘Read it.’ I’m not that big on historical fiction and it took me a while to get into An Argument of Blood (though it turned out to be worth it), but A Black Matter for the King is a corker and had me gripped from first to last.
Aelfgifa (can’t do the dipthong) is a really compelling character, which is all the more impressive since she’s almost entirely fictional. And I rather like that entirely fictional character, Gallet, too.
A well researched, fascinating insight into the most crucial event in our country’s history. Well done, both of you.
Now I suppose I’ll have to go right back to the beginning and read both books again, back to back.