Alais, the spirited and indomitable princess of France, returns for another thrilling adventure in this historically rich, mesmerizing sequel to The Canterbury Papers.
Paris, October 1207. There is nothing that Princess Alais of France wants more than to settle down with her lover, William of Caen, and to reveal to his ward, Francis, that she is his mother. but intrigue is afoot in the palace, and tensions are pushed to the brink when a much prized relic is stolen and young Francis goes missing. frantic for his safety, Alais will risk life and limb to find the boy--donning a disguise to outwit cunning enemies as she makes her way into unfamiliar territory to save her son, and perhaps prevent a bloody holy war that threatens her beloved France.
From the opulent halls of Paris to austere monasteries in the south of France, The Rebel Princess combines history and suspense in an unforgettable tale involving one of the most enigmatic and intriguing female figures in medieval history.
“Healey uses sumptuous detail to explore the courtly lives of spiritually frustrated medieval women.”
“A fast-paced historical mystery with plenty of suspense and intrigue....Healey does a fantastic job.”
-Historical Novels Review
“A seamless blend of history and fiction, and a gripping read.”
-Minneapolis Star Tribune on The Rebel Princess