A King Under Siege

The Plantagenet Legacy, Book 1
Narrated by: Kevin E. Green
Series: The Plantagenet Legacy, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
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Richard II found himself under siege, not once but twice in his minority. Crowned king at age 10, he was only 14 when the Peasants' Revolt terrorized London. But he proved himself every bit the Plantagenet successor, facing Wat Tyler and the rebels when all seemed lost. 

Alas, his triumph was short-lived. For the next 10 years, he struggled to assert himself against his uncles and increasingly hostile nobles. Just like in the days of his great-grandfather Edward II, vengeful magnates strove to separate him from his friends and advisors and even threatened to depose him if he refused to do their bidding. 

The Lords Appellant, as they came to be known, purged the royal household with the help of the merciless parliament. They murdered his closest allies, leaving the king alone and defenseless. He would never forget his humiliation at the hands of his subjects. Richard's inability to protect his adherents would haunt him for the rest of his life, and he vowed that next time, retribution would be his.

©2018 Mercedes Rochelle (P)2020 Mercedes Rochelle

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A Tale Not Often Told

I was given a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.
The early years in the reign of King Richard II of England. Another excellent Historical Fiction from Mercedes Rochelle. The narration was top notch. He certainly was under siege in this violent time of peasant revolts and intrigue. A well researched and interesting story of the early years in the life of the Plantagenet King. First book in the series, I look forward to the next.




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Middle of the road.

I wanted to like this book, but I kept feeling like I was waiting for the story to get meatier. It wasn’t bad, but it didn’t grip me either. I don’t regret reading it, but I may not continue the series.