In this gripping tale of passion, politics and conflict, King Henry II finds himself brutally betrayed by his wife Eleanor and three eldest sons when they enter into a rebellion against him. Aligning themselves with Henry's most bitter enemy, King Louis of France, their treacherous actions will have devastating consequences as they bring about the downfall of a brilliant man and a powerful empire.
In Devil's Brood, the compelling story of Henry and Eleanor's once great love affair is explored in an uniquely vivid way. What twists of fate turn love to hatred? What points of principle and ambition cause these two icons to struggle for power, leaving their family tragically divided and their turbulent marriage finished in all but name?
Sharon Penman's glorious trilogy reaches its spellbinding conclusion.
Sharon Penman is one of the world's leading historical novelists. Her debut, The Sunne in Splendour, was an international bestseller. She has written eight further books including When Christ and His Saints Slept and Time and Chance, the first two novels in Penman's unforgettable trilogy of King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. She lives in New Jersey.