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The Devil's Companion

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It is 1087, twenty-one years after the Battle of Hastings, and William the Conqueror is dying. On his deathbed, the aging monarch surprises all of Christendom by dividing his patrimony, leaving his eldest son, Robert Curthose, only the Duchy of Normandy, and bequeathing his hard-won throne of England to his second son, William Rufus. Curthose, enraged that his father has deprived him of the better part of his inheritance, plunges the island kingdom into war as he and his uncle, the Earl of Kent, attempt to wrest the crown from Rufus' head.

Robert fitzHaimo, faithful companion to Rufus since the days of their childhood, is at his lord's side as the conflict rages across the south of England. His tale is told through the eyes of a Saxon monk, the story of a turbulent era when betrayal was far more common than honour and, so it was said, the devil stole the soul of a king.


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May 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Devil's Companion
Author(s): Maureen Ash
Publisher: Maureen Ash
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