book cover of Court of Swans
Added by 10 of our members

Court of Swans

(2021)
(The first book in the Dericott Tale series)
A novel by

 
 
Where there is wealth and power, there’s always someone willing to do anything to take it.

England, 1381: Delia’s idyllic life as daughter of an earl is shattered when her father dies and his wife accuses Delia’s seven brothers of treason and murder. The youngest is only ten years old, but this doesn’t stop the guards from hauling them off to the Tower of London. There they await a grim fate, as child-king Richard II is executing anyone who poses a threat to his throne. Delia is their only hope for pardon and freedom.

Sir Geoffrey did not expect his first assignment as captain of the guard to be the arrest of boys so young. He dutifully imprisons the brothers, but he can’t ignore the sense, rooted in personal experience, that injustice and treachery are at work.

Determined to rescue her brothers, Delia secures a position as a seamstress for the queen. Her quest is all but impossible as the executions continue. Sir Geoffrey offers to be her ally, but should she trust him in a court where everyone has an agenda?

From New York Times bestselling author Melanie Dickerson comes a tender retelling of “The Wild Swans,” where the virtues of loyalty and love face a harrowing showdown with power and fear.

“Set in the harsh society of fourteenth century England, Court of Swans tells a powerful story of forgiveness, love, and choosing joy amid trials. Dickerson continues to impress with her masterful balance of plot and message, capturing attention with a strong heroine and tugging at heartstrings with themes of trusting God when life seems to fall apart. A book perfect for teen and adult readers alike.” —Caroline George, author of Dearest Josephine

First in a brand-new series set in England: The Dericott Tales

Full-length clean fairy-tale reimagining

Includes Discussion Questions for Book Clubs

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Similar books by other authors

thumb
Crown of Bones
(Bone Throwers, book 1)
A K Wilder
thumb
Winterkeep
(Graceling Realm, book 4)
Kristin Cashore

Used availability for Melanie Dickerson's Court of Swans

Hardback Editions

January 2021 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Court of Swans (A Dericott Tale)
Author(s): Melanie Dickerson
ISBN: 0-7852-3401-2 / 978-0-7852-3401-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

January 2021 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: Court of Swans
Author(s): Melanie Dickerson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Availability: Amazon   


January 2021 : Australia Audio edition
thumb

Title: Court of Swans
Author(s): Melanie Dickerson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Availability: Amazon AU   


January 2021 : Canada Audio edition
thumb

Title: Court of Swans
Author(s): Melanie Dickerson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2021 : UK Audio edition
thumb

Title: Court of Swans
Author(s): Melanie Dickerson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

January 2021 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Court of Swans (A Dericott Tale Book 1)
Author(s): Melanie Dickerson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU