The book

A Tale of Arms, of Death, of Love, and of Honor. 

Set against the turbulent backdrop of the Hundred Years' War, I Serve chronicles the story of Sir John Potenhale. A young Englishman of lowly birth, Potenhale wins his way to knighthood on the fields of France. He enters the service of Edward, the Black Prince of Wales, and immerses himself in a stormy world of war, politics, and romantic intrigue. 

While campaigning in France, Potenhale develops an interest in Margery, a spirited lady-in-waiting with a close-kept secret. He soon learns that Sir Thomas Holland, a crass and calculating baron, holds the key to unlock Margery's mystery and possesses the power to overturn all of his hopes. 

When the Black Death strikes Europe, however, Potenhale realizes that the fiercest enemy does not always appear in human form. Seeing the pestilence as a punishment for the sins of his generation, he questions his calling as a knight and considers entering the cloister. Margery or the monastery? Torn between losing his soul and losing the love of his life, he finds friendship with a French knight who might--just possibly--help him save both.

The winner
Congratulations to Anna on winning Rosanne E. Lortz's I Serve. A Novel of the Black Prince , many thanks to the author for her guest post, for granting the copy to give away and to all the readers who entered the giveaway contest.

1 comment:

Anna said...


Thanks for choosing me to win this book! In my comment I meant to say I like most/some historical fiction as I can be particular at times, but I do like Rosanne E Lortz approach to writing about history and use of research even though I have not read any of her novels yet!