Book Drunkard

“I am simply a 'book drunkard.' Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.” L.M. Montgomery

The Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick – Book Review


The Scarlet Lion is my introduction to Elizabeth Chadwick and also to William Marshall, a knight in medieval England.  It’s the sequel to The Greatest Knight which I have not read, but will be now.  He’s an interesting man.  He served four kings and was considered the greatest knight who ever lived.  I love the relationship between William and his wife, Isabelle.  Women weren’t often treated with such respect in medieval times, but he loved her dearly and took her opinions to heart.

What a fabulous author.  All I can really say is ‘WOW’!  Any fan of historical fiction needs to head to their nearest book store, online book store, wherever you need to go and get this book.  You will be seriously from the first sentence and I’ll tell you why.  It’s ‘un-putdownable’.  The writing is just so good, the characters and places so real, it’s happy and sad and just so well researched – it’s exactly what a book of this genre should be.  Elizabeth has a gift and I can’t wait to read the rest of her books.  (My birthday is in August, just sayin’…hehe)

PS.  Make sure you check out my THE SCARLET LION book giveaway and Elizabeth Chadwick guest post here.


3 thoughts on “The Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick – Book Review

  1. I hope you enjoy The Greatest Knight as well – I loved both of them and everything else by Chadwick that I’ve read!

  2. I loved both books – The Greatest Knight a little bit more. So if you loved The Scarlet Lion, you will love TGK.

  3. This book was so fantastic and I am so glad that you are now an EC fan! I concur with Heather and Daphne…you will adore The Greatest Knight and come to love William even more (if that’s possible)!

    Good review!

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