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The Falcons of Montabard

The Falcons of Montabard Best Read || [Elizabeth Chadwick] The Falcons of Montabard Best Read || [Elizabeth Chadwick] - The Falcons of Montabard, The Falcons of Montabard Barfleur Sabin FitzSimon bastard son of an earl has acquired a reputation for wildness and trouble only matched by his abilities as a warrior But when he is caught seducing the King s favorite

  • Title: The Falcons of Montabard
  • Author: Elizabeth Chadwick
  • ISBN: 9780312332082
  • Page: 144
  • Format: Hardcover

The Falcons of Montabard Best Read || [Elizabeth Chadwick], The Falcons of Montabard, Elizabeth Chadwick, The Falcons of Montabard Barfleur Sabin FitzSimon bastard son of an earl has acquired a reputation for wildness and trouble only matched by his abilities as a warrior But when he is caught seducing the King s favorite mistress not even his fighting skills can save him Beaten by the King s soldieries and left behind in the Norman port it seems that his notoriety has finally gotten theBarf

The Falcons of Montabard

The Falcons of Montabard Best Read || [Elizabeth Chadwick] The Falcons of Montabard Best Read || [Elizabeth Chadwick] - The Falcons of Montabard, The Falcons of Montabard Barfleur Sabin FitzSimon bastard son of an earl has acquired a reputation for wildness and trouble only matched by his abilities as a warrior But when he is caught seducing the King s favorite The Falcons of Montabard

  • The Falcons of Montabard Best Read || [Elizabeth Chadwick]
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The Falcons of Montabard

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  1. This was my first Elizabeth Chadwick novel and all I can say is, wow I wish I had discovered her books sooner Where the heck have I been Falcons is an amazing story full of adventure, love, and a few laughs The characters are all wonderfully drawn, especially Sabin, Annais, and Strongfist.ough I must say that Sabin takes the cake since he is a total hottie Chadwick s writing is smart, engaging, and quietly educational She is a shower rather than a teller you learn about the time and culture thro [...]


  2. The Falcons of Montabard gives us a descriptive view about medieval life and crusading in the Holy Land, told mainly from the point of view of a young Norman knight named Sabin FitzSimon He is the illegitimate son of Simon de Senlis a major historical character from The Winter Mantle whose life and exploits as Elizabeth Chadwick professed is woven from imagination as there have been no significant historical documents chronicling his life.Sabin is a young, wilful and womanizing knight from Henry [...]


  3. Okay, I m going to be brutally honest about my impression of this book I like Chadwick s highly detailed stories and that s why I read her books, but this time, oh, my, goodness Someone stick toothpicks in my eyes to hold open my lids This book started out with the best of intentions, but it seemed to finish halfway through This is why I gave it two stars instead of one, because the first half of the book was a pretty good read I was enthralled by Sabin the hero , Strongfist the heroine s father [...]


  4. Unlike most ofElizabeth Chadwick s other novels I read, this is not about court life, kings or queens that once were, although different it was nevertheless an incredible read and I loved it.The Falcons of Montalbard is a tale of adventure to Outremer and the story of the transformation of a bastard son, Sabin FitzSimon, from a wild womanizer youth into a loving husband, father and a worthy man It is about the love of Sabin and Anais, the woman he was supposed to stay clear of It is also an ente [...]


  5. Elizabeth Chadwick is an amazing author This is the first of her books I have read and it will not be the last The scenes are well written, right down to the smells you can picture every thing in your mind A wonderful, exciting love story and a refreshing change to read about Outremer Israel during the crusades It was wonderful seeing Sabin grow and mature from a young hellion and womanizer into a caring, loving husband and father, while at the same time being a fierce and noble warrier The figh [...]


  6. Chadwick writes history that takes you there, from the major events to the day to day life, it s engrossing, interesting and feels very much THERE One is rarely disappointed with her books.This one takes you to Outremer and the crusades, as we follow Sabin through his journey to becoming the man he is, and Sabin I have to say is the PERFECT hero as perfect as Chadwick writes them, she writes really realistic characters complete with faults.I really enjoyed the setting and the characters and the [...]


  7. Young Sabin FitzSimon narrowly avoids the sinking of The White Ship because he s with one of the mistresses of the king King s men find him and after his beating he wakes up finding out the ship has went down and the woman died Sabin goes to a tavern to drown his sorrow and he gets into a fight where one man dies His mother and stepfather has had enough of his wild ways and send him, as a last chance, with Edmund Strongfist to the Holy Lands Sabin is strongly advised to stay away from Strongfist [...]


  8. Elizabeth Chadwick is an amazing author This is the first of her books I have read and it will not be the last The scenes are well written, right down to the smells you can picture every thing in your mind A wonderful, exciting love story and a refreshing change to read about Outremer Israel during the crusades It was wonderful seeing Sabin grow and mature from a young hellion and womanizer into a caring, loving husband and father, while at the same time being a fierce and noble warrier The figh [...]


  9. This is an enthralling story We follow Sabin, the bastard son of Simon the Senlis of whom we learned about in The Winter Mantle As Sabin reaches the Holy Land in his father name, he also seeks to change his life which by now, in his mid twenties has been full of craziness, rebellion and lust His path converge with Anais the daughter of lord Edward Strongfist, who s taken care of Sabin at the request of his father s widow and her new husband In his quest Sabin finds much than he was seeking, he [...]



  10. Wow This is a stunning novel that kept me enraptured throughout I expected to love it, it is written by Elizabeth Chadwick after all, but this was much than that I became completely caught up in it I didn t race through this book, I savored it I found myself relishing each beautifully crafted description of medieval life in Outremer The landscape that is painted within these pages truly came to life for me and I became besotted by it in much the same way that the central characters found themse [...]


  11. I really enjoyed Falcons of Montalbard It opens with a hedonistic young knight, Sabin, caught in a compromising position with a favored mistress of King Henry I of England on the eve of the departure of the White Ship What appears at first to be misfortunte saves Sabin s life Sabin s dissolute lifestyle leads his family to send him to Outremer modern Israel on Crusade to redeem himself and to avoid further embarassment at home Sabin travels to Outremer with the beautiful, convent raised Anais an [...]


  12. This is the third novel I ve read by Elizabeth Chadwick I recently read The Champion and awhile ago read The Greatest Knight This story starts out a bit on the slow side I was ready to give it up at a hundred pages but thought perhaps I should give it one last try I did and found the story had taken an interesting turn with a rivalry between two characters that added tension to the story Unfortunately the tension didn t last.Sadly these characters seemed flat and stereotypical and the story just [...]


  13. I was shelf browsing in the library when I came across Elizabeth Chadwick, a best selling historical fiction writer I picked this one because it had won an award I admit that the Crusades are not really my favorite time period, though I love historical fiction She had obviously done her research with regards to the details along the way I was also interested to read in the afterword that many of the incidents in the book were based on actual events However, I found it difficult to adjust to the [...]


  14. Forced to flee England, Sabin Fitzsimon offers his sword and services to Sir Edmund Strongfist who is headed to the Holy Land with his train and young daughter Annais The story is full of adventure, some good, some not so good such as being held for ransom We get a glimpse into the Saracen way of life and meet Saracen characters one of whom is a good guy If you do not like battle, killings, blood and core, this is probably not the book for you In this time, a man has to keep his sword and dagger [...]





  15. Historical fiction doesn t get much better than a Chadwick novel This one is my third I have 4 in my TBR pile and when those are all read, I ll be off to find , as many as I can, whether from the library or from.I admit to being a longtime reader of paperback historical romances Some people turn their noses up at that category, but I ve found some really good books hiding there amongst the dreck I also enjoy well written historical fiction, like works by C.W Gortner, Sharon Kay Penman, Bernard [...]


  16. I listened to the audio version of this book The story itself is well written and researched and is a typical example of E Chadwick s lovely European medieval period fiction The audio book was well read The reader used different voices for the characters w o being jarring or off putting and did a great job of conveying the narrative The only negative thing about the audio book was the totally random bursts of music sprinkled throughout the recording these were not scene breaks or changes, the mu [...]


  17. Very good I liked the part where the main characters found a stall selling British food in Jerusalem, and the part where the main female character s father didn t like the new clothes his daughter was wearing and their hostess explained that women in Jerusalem dressed lightly during the summer so they wouldn t get too hot.


  18. I have been eyeing this book to read for awhile, I am so glad that I finally did Set in a time and place in history I don t know anything about there was so much to learn and to hold my interest This is the second book I have read by this author and I am looking forward to reading , I really like her writing style.


  19. I have read most of this author s books and thoroughly enjoyed them and usually rate 4 or 5 stars However, this book got 3 stars for her excellent descriptive writing ability and thorough research, but I found the storyline a bit of a slog and the ending just seemed to fizzle out.


  20. A sequeal to The Winter Mantle and though not as good, it is still excellent and really portrays life inthe middle east during the crusades Great work of fiction if you like that period


  21. Review Revisited I m adding reviews for some of my favorite books over the years, courtesy of Romance Junkies This review will also be reposted at the TBR Mountain Range, along with reviews and my photographs to go with them THE FALCONS OF MONTABARD has been on my keeper shelf since 2004.Sabin FitzSimon is a man of many talents a lover, warrior and one who finds trouble wherever he travels But this time he s gone too far for his family to overlook his misdeeds It all started when Sabin pursued [...]


  22. I love historical fiction and I was excited to read a book about this era I found this book to be very dissapointing I found it to be a slow tortuous account of the crusades that occasionally flared to life but burned out even quicker If you want to know what the entire book is about just read the jacket the entire story line is revealed in the lackluster order it happens.


  23. I have to say that I was ambivalent regarding this book the entire time reading it I had heard good things about the author and this particular book so I was hopeful However, in the end the book just did not interest me enough The first part of the book was promising, however, the middle and end did not live up to that promise The last few chapters of the book were especially disappointing for me, as was the overall ending I felt no connection to the characters and overall they were rather dull [...]


  24. The Falcons of Montabard is not one of Chadwick s best but contains enough twists and turns to keep the reader interested The book begins on the eve of the sinking of the White Ship in which King Henry s son lost his life with countless others Sabine FitzSimon was supposed to be on that ship but is caught dallying with King Henry s mistress and is beaten and imprisoned as a result When news of the disaster spreads, Sabine feels responsible for the tragedy and in an effort to redeem himself, agre [...]


  25. Annais was convent raised, Sabin was born on the wrong side of the blanket Edmund Strongfist has taken Annais from the convent as she is now grown Strongfist is returning to Outremer where he fought as a younger man He is taking his daughter Annais but he is also having to take Sabin Sabin has a reputation as a man who is enticing to women and he has had his share Strongfist let s Sabin know he had best not dally with his daughter or the consequences will be severe They travel to the Holy Land a [...]


  26. Sabin FitzSimon is a reckless young man with a dangerous reputation with women When his shenanigans get him beaten and the woman he was with killed, he is full of guilt He goes to a tavern to drown his sorrows and a man ends up dead in a tavern brawl His mother and stepfather decide that this is his last chance and they send him with Edmund Strongfist, an honorable knight, to the Holy Lands Sabin is warned in no uncertain terms that he is to stay away from Edmund s lovely young daughter, but wil [...]


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