Review: The Outlaw Knight – Elizabeth Chadwick

Fulke FitzWarin has played many roles–loyal knight, dangerous outlaw, dashing lover, loyal husband. But when a violent quarrel with King John disrupts Fulke’s ambition to become Lord of his own castle, his true character as a valiant hero is revealed.

Paperback, 576 pages
Published September 3rd 2013 by Sourcebooks Landmark (first published 2001)
The Fitzwaren Novels #2
Historical fiction
From the publisher
My thoughts:
This is book 2 in the FitzWaren novels, but you do not need to have read book 1 to follow along. This is the story about Fulke FitzWarin who like his father wants his land and castle back.
Another book where King John is a total ass, honestly this guy deserves a kick in the behind. Fulke and prince John gets in a fight at 15 and hates each other for the rest of their lives. As all this happened a long time ago, and legends grow, we can’t know it all. But yes I can see it happening like this. Later on Fulke becomes an outlaw when the now King John is a total asshat.
Fulke is, well a man of his time. He can be so stubborn at times, a right idiot. But he loves his family. He sure wants Whittington back and he is a man of honor. And I liked how he went up against King John, now that is how a legend is made.
It was a hard time, but a great time to read about. You know it’s good when I have to go google different people I read about,Β΄even though I have googled them before.
An interesting story, but I must admit I wish the could have ended it a bit before the end. I did not need to know that which I shall not say. Then again, I had already read Chadwick’s own words so I knew what would happen. But I like the illusion of everyone staying young and happy.
Conclusion
History at it’s best.
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41 thoughts on “Review: The Outlaw Knight – Elizabeth Chadwick

  1. paperbackdaydreamer.com says:

    I don't think I've heard a lot about Elizabeth Chadwick, but I do enjoy historical books! Especially ones that actually involve people who use to really be alive. πŸ™‚ This sounds like an interesting read and I'm glad you enjoyed it…except the very end. 😦

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