The Fifth Knight

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 292 ratings

The Fifth Knight Publisher's Summary

To escape a lifetime of poverty, mercenary Sir Benedict Palmer agrees to one final, lucrative job: help King Henry II's knights seize the traitor Archbishop Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. But what begins as a clandestine arrest ends in cold blooded murder. And when Fitzurse, the knights' ringleader, kidnaps Theodosia, a beautiful young nun who witnessed the crime, Palmer can sit silently by no longer.

For not only is Theodosia's virtue at stake, so too is the secret she unknowingly carries - a secret he knows Fitzurse will torture out of her. Now Palmer and Theodosia are on the run, strangers from different worlds forced to rely only on each other as they race to uncover the hidden motive behind Becket's grisly murder - and the shocking truth that could destroy a kingdom.

©2013 E. M. Powell (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Fifth Knight

    • By: E. M. Powell
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 135

    To escape a lifetime of poverty, mercenary Sir Benedict Palmer agrees to one final, lucrative job: help King Henry II's knights seize the traitor Archbishop Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. But what begins as a clandestine arrest ends in cold blooded murder. And when Fitzurse, the knights' ringleader, kidnaps Theodosia, a beautiful young nun who witnessed the crime, Palmer can sit silently by no longer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tale of historical murder and unexpected love

    • By Pat on 03-28-14

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 2

    • The Blood of the Fifth Knight

    • By: E.M. Powell
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 80

    England, 1176. King Henry II has imprisoned his rebellious Queen for attempting to overthrow him. But with her conspirators still at large and a failed assassination attempt on his beautiful mistress, Rosamund Clifford, the King must take action to preserve his reign. Desperate, Henry turns to the only man he trusts: a man whose skills have saved him once before. Sir Benedict Palmer answers the call, mistakenly believing that his family will remain safe while he attends to his King.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Smashingly Excellent Dialogue and Tale!!!

    • By David J. on 11-25-16

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 3

    • The Lord of Ireland

    • Fifth Knight, Book 3
    • By: E. M. Powell
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    John is a prince without prospect of a crown. As the youngest son of Henry II, he has long borne the hated nickname "Lackland." When warring tribes and an ambitious Anglo-Norman lord threaten Henry's reign in Ireland, John believes his time has finally come. Henry is dispatching him there with a mighty force to impose order.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • good story... not as many facts

    • By tmejiaabcsolutions on 01-11-18

    Regular price: $10.49