As Queen of England, Eleanor has a new cast of enemies―including the king.
Eleanor has more than fulfilled her duty as Queen of England-she has given her husband, Henry II,
heirs to the throne and has proven herself as a mother and ruler. But Eleanor needs more than to be a
bearer of children and a deputy; she needs command of the throne. As her children grow older, and
her relationship with Henry suffers from scandal and infidelity, Eleanor realizes the power she seeks
won't be given willingly. She must take it for herself. But even a queen must face the consequences of
In this long-anticipated second novel in the Eleanor of Aquitaine trilogy, bestselling author
Elizabeth Chadwick evokes a royal marriage where love and hatred are intertwined, and the battle over
power is fought not with swords, but deception.