The Emperor Strikes Back
Frederick II's War against his Vassals
|Genres||Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction|
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An autocratic emperor, a defiant baronage, and youth caught up in the game of emperors and popes. Award-winning Helena P. Schrader delivers a tale of political intrigue, love, and courage using a cast of flawed yet engaging historical and fictional characters.
“The author manages to spin quite an epic out of this relatively obscure historical event, bringing a vibrant forgotten world to life in the process.” KIRKUS REVIEW
“From central actors to more minor characters, each individual has a depth that will leave readers highly invested in the story’s outcome.” BLUE INK REVIEW
“Schrader’s detailed rendering of the ill-fated first marriage of Bailin, d’Ibelin’s eldest son, and heir, to Eschiva de Montbéliard, a cousin by marriage, will capture readers hearts. CHANTICLEER REVIEW