Lady Eleanor Elder is a leading character in my Wars of the Roses series which will come to an end with the release of the final book, Crown of Fear.
Of all the characters in all the books, she is the one who regularly – and seriously – rocks the boat. In fact, she doesn’t just rock the boat she reduces it to a pile of useless planks of timber.
But here’s the thing about Eleanor: she will put body, heart and soul on the line to protect her family and friends and defend them against all comers with any object that comes to hand, be it sharp or blunt. Indeed Eleanor is the very personification of blunt force trauma.
As a few readers have commented:
“The formidable Eleanor Elder isn’t about to let a low-life crush her…”
“What can you say about Eleanor only that I want one in my family.”
“Long live Lady Eleanor!”
With the imminent arrival of Crown of Fear, there has been quite a bit of interest from readers about the fate of Eleanor. Will she survive, or finally succumb to the outrageous risks she takes?
Well, you’ll have to read the book to find out!
Only a few more sleeps now until the Elders return for one last time…
England, August 1485.
For almost thirty years, the Elder family has been ravaged by the feud between York and Lancaster. Now exiled John Elder, yearning for an end to the Elders’ troubles, throws his support behind a young, untried pretender, Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond.
Henry’s tiny invasion force looks certain to be heavily outnumbered by the massive host that Richard III has summoned. But nothing is certain for some of King Richard’s subjects are wondering if the dire rumours they have heard about him are true.
Since one of Richard’s most powerful nobles, Lord Thomas Stanley is also Henry’s stepfather the king takes Stanley’s son hostage. If Stanley deserts him, the king must rely upon the vast army of Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland, but the earl has long resented Richard’s power in the north.
King Richard’s chief councillor, Sir William Catesby, keen to protect his king decides to crush the dangerous Elder brood once and for all. So, one by one John’s kinfolk are captured and imprisoned.
On a marshy plain not far from Market Bosworth the fate of the Elders and the kingdom of England will finally be settled.
Crown of Fear will be out on kindle on December 22nd