The Damask Rose: The enthralling historical novel: The friendship of a queen of England comes at a price . . .



'You lay hands on a princess of the realm? It is treason.'
' But this princess disobeys her King. Treason indeed.'

A beloved wife. A hated queen. A journey to her destiny . . .

If you love JOANNA COURTNEY, ELIZABETH CHADWICK and PHILIPPA GREGORY, you'll devour the highly-anticipated second novel in Carol McGrath's SHE-WOLVES Trilogy !

* ' Fascinating . . . Brings to life one of the most determined and remarkable queens of the medieval world' K. J. MAITLAND , author of The Drowned City

* ' Completely engrossed me from the start . . . A wonderful read ' NICOLA CORNICK , author of The Forgotten Sister

1266. Eleanor of Castile, adored wife of the Crown Prince of England, is still only a princess when she is held hostage in the brutal Baron's Rebellion, and her baby daughter dies. Scarred by privation, a bitter Eleanor swears revenge on those who would harm her family - and vows never to let herself be vulnerable again.

As she rises to become Queen, Eleanor keeps Olwen - a trusted herbalist, who tried to save her daughter - by her side. But it is dangerous to be friendless in a royal household , and as the court sets out on crusade, Olwen and Eleanor discover that the true battle for Europe may not be a matter of swords and lances, but one fanned by whispers and spies . . .

* ' Vibrant , enticing and with fascinating detail . . . . It held me gripped from beginning to end' ALEXANDRA WALSH , author of The Marquess House Trilogy

* 'Excels at sweeping the reader away on an engrossing journey . . . Great storytelling and superb research ' JANE JOHNSON , author of Court of Lions

* 'Shines a true light on the gripping tale of Eleanor of Castile, the love of Edward I's life ' SARA COCKERILL , author of Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen of France and England, Mother of Empires

* ' Pulls from the pages of history Eleanor of Castile: queen, business woman and true partner to one of England's most forceful kings ' CRYSSA BAZOS , author of Severed Knot


***** ' Stunning start to a new series of She-Wolf Queens '

***** ' Spectacular . . . I will recommend this first part of her new trilogy to everyone'

***** ' Exceptionally well-written . . . From the first page I was totally caught up in the story'

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