Plaint for Provence


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'Wonderful! If you love historical romance and adventure, you must pick up
this series!' - Autumn Birt, The Rise of The Fifth Order
1152 Les Baux de Provence
Summoned to the court of Les Baux, Estela and her lover, Dragonetz, are
embroiled in two rival claims for power as their feuding liege lords gather in
Provence. Although Estela is reluctant to leave her idyll with her young child
Musca, and her pursuit of Arabic medicine, she welcomes the chance to show her
musical skills and to support Dragonetz, who must use his swordsmanship to play
The visit of the Comte du Barcelone to Les Baux sparks bitter memories of the
recent civil war and Lady Etiennette des Baux has no intention of ceding to her
overlord. Nor does she plan to remain a widow. With good friends on both sides,
Dragonetz weaves a precarious path through the rival factions at court where an
uneasy truce prevails behind the chivalry of hunt and tournament.
Meanwhile, Estela faces her own demons. Confronted with her childhood abusers,
threatened and attacked, she confides in her friends. Unfortunately, one of
those friends is Dragonetz' worst enemy and Estela has no idea of what he is
In this third volume of the Troubadours Quartet, Jean Gill, the 'master of
historical intrigue', continues to weave the gripping adventures of Dragonetz
and Estela seamlessly into real historical events. Medieval France comes alive
in all its facets, from healing with leeches to training a goshawk.

'Page-turning intrigue in the best historical fiction tradition' - J.G. Harlond, The Chosen Man

'Jean Gill is the master of historical intrigue' - C.M.T. Stibbe, Chasing Pharoahs

'A stunning masterpiece of tangled alliances, conflicting loyalties and
tested love' - Kristin Gleeson, The Celtic Knot series

'Rich in historical detail, this novel brings alive all aspects of mediaeval
life from the political undertones of the high-born pursuits of hunting and
jousting tournaments, to the simpler occupations of the peasants, like
bee-keeping' - Karen Charlton, The Detective Lavender Mysteries
'Exquisitely written historical fiction' - Elizabeth Horton-Newton, View from the Sixth Floor

''Plaint for Provence', the third book in Jean Gill's Troubadour's Quartet,
had much to live up to. Those of us who have devoured 'Song at Dawn' and
'Bladesong' expected vibrant characters, swash-buckling adventure and a satisfying
storyline. All this set against the turbulent history of 12th century Provence.
It does not disappoint' - Lesley Walters, Troubadours fan,Wales

'I like a book that makes my heart race and 'The Troubadours' did exactly
that. It's a great story' - Molly Gambiza, A Woman's Weakness

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