Zanghellini tells the romantic and political complications of England’s Edward II in this alternate historical fiction. At age 15, Prince Edward falls hard for the handsome Piers Gaveston. As their romance blossoms, the nobles scheme. "Readers seeking tales of gay historical figures will be very pleased with this fully developed tale." - Publishers Weekly More
1299 AD. In the shadow of Canterbury Cathedral’s spires, a fateful encounter brings together Edward, teenage heir to the English throne, and a darkly handsome soldier from Gascony, Piers Gaveston. Youthful infatuation gives way to a bond more powerful than any attempt at keeping them apart. Edward and Piers enter a pact of sworn brotherhood. A decade later, Edward’s spirited new Queen, twelve-year-old Isabella of France, quickly becomes smitten as much with her royal consort as with his dashing lover. But the power-hungry Earls resent Gaveston’s monopoly of royal favour and his defiant self-assurance. Political intrigue mounts and the Earl of Lancaster has Gaveston murdered, leaving Edward devastated and thirsting for revenge. A debut novel, a historical epic with its foundation in the story of England's most infamous homosexual prince, will captivate readers.
"Readers seeking tales of gay historical figures will be very pleased with this fully developed tale." - Publishers Weekly
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