About the Book
His Castilian Hawk by Anna Belfrage
Publication Date: September 28, 2020
Genre: Historical Fiction
For bastard-born Robert Fitz Stephan, being given Eleanor dí Outremer in marriage is an honour. For Eleanor, this forced wedding is anything but a fairy tale.
Robert FitzStephan has served Edward Longshanks loyally since the age of twelve. Now he is riding with his king to once and for all bring Wales under English control.
Eleanor díOutremeróNoor to familyólost her Castilian mother as a child and is left entirely alone when her father and brother are killed. When ordered to wed the unknown Robert FitzStephan, she has no choice but to comply.
Two strangers in a marriage bed is not easy. Things are further complicated by Noorís blood-ties to the Welsh princes and by covetous Edith who has warmed Robertís bed for years.
Robertís new wife may be young and innocent, but he is soon to discover that not only is she spirited and proud, she is also brave. Because when Wales lies gasping and Edward I exacts terrible justice on the last prince and his children, Noor is determined to save at least one member of the House of Aberffraw from the English king.
Will years of ingrained service have Robert standing with his king or will he follow his heart and protect his wife, his beautiful and fierce Castilian hawk?
This is my second Belfrage book, and just like the first this one did not disappoint! Belfrage just has a way with words and weaving beautiful stories. Plus I’m a sucker for historical romances, they’re just so much more complex than modern day based ones! Or maybe so much more dramatic? Probably the latter since I’m a self proclaimed drama queen.
What makes this story are the characters. The main characters just pull you in and make you want to know their entire story. And even the side characters have so much development that the story truly feels like you’re a part of it. And because these characters are all so engaging and interesting in their own ways you are going to want to stay up late with this book (or maybe that’s just me with every book because I’m a night owl? I don’t know but I feel like this review is making me realize some things), so make yourself some coffee and get comfy!
I really have come to love Belfrage’s writing and works and I look forward to continuing to read more and more of her books! She’s now become an author where I know I’ll love the book as soon as it comes to my door. And His Castilian Hawk just really solidified this belief and may be my new favorite book by her.
About the Author
Had Anna been allowed to choose, sheíd have become a time-traveller. As this was impossible, she became a financial professional with two absorbing interests: history and writing. Anna has authored the acclaimed time travelling series The Graham Saga, set in 17th century Scotland and Maryland, as well as the equally acclaimed medieval series The Kingís Greatest Enemy which is set in 14th century England.
More recently, Anna has published The Wanderer, a fast-paced contemporary romantic suspense trilogy with paranormal and time-slip ingredients. While she loved stepping out of her comfort zone (and will likely do so again ) she is delighted to be back in medieval times in her September 2020 release, His Castilian Hawk. Set against the complications of Edward Iís invasion of Wales, His Castilian Hawk is a story of loyalty, integrityóand love.
Blog Tour Schedule
Saturday, October 24
Review at Pursuing Stacie
Monday, October 26
Excerpt at Coffee and Ink
Tuesday, October 27
Review at Rajiv’s Reviews
Wednesday, October 28
Guest Post at Novels Alive
Friday, October 30
Excerpt at Historical Fiction with Spirit
Sunday, November 1
Interview at Reader_ceygo
Tuesday, November 3
Review at YA, It’s Lit
Wednesday, November 4
Excerpt at What Is That Book About
Friday, November 6
Review at Passages to the Past
Monday, November 9
Excerpt at I’m Into Books
Tuesday, November 10
Review at A Chick Who Reads
Thursday, November 12
Excerpt at Chicks, Rogues, and Scandals
Tuesday, November 17
Review at Books and Zebras
Wednesday, November 18
Review at Novels Alive
Thursday, November 19
Review at Books, Cooks, Looks
During the Blog Tour, we are giving away two paperback copies of His Castilian Hawk! To enter, please use the Gleam form below.
The giveaway is open internationally and ends on November 20th. You must be 18 or older to enter.
*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*