The Vengeful Son
This is the story about how he became a mighty Prince Warrior, supported by Louis VI, the King of France, to become the vengeful son, making war and love in equal measure across the lands of Northern Europe.
Amid the turmoil of domains set alight by the actions of King Henry I, the lords of the region are forced to take sides as young William adds to the flames and makes Normandy, the Vexin, and the French borderlands ungovernable with his well-conceived and fiercely delivered guerrilla warfare.
In a desperate attempt to frustrate William’s ambition to return Normandy to his father, Henry uses bribes, threats, and Machiavellian plots to prevent the lad from making suitable marriages. Nevertheless William, the beautiful son of a beautiful mother, can always find comforting arms when the need takes him, or when he is targeted by some willing lady.
Set between the defeat and the final years of Robert and Tegwin, William’s story ranges wide across the turbulent 12th century, from savagery on the battlefield to gentle love in the bed chamber. Readers will find that William has inherited most of his father’s good points but raised his own performance to a new level of intensity in this, the climactic finale of the Norman Prince Trilogy.