"A star back in Britain, Elizabeth Chadwick is finally getting the attention she deserves here."—USA Today
Nothing worthwhile is easy. Not becoming a knight. Not when you don't fit in anywhere.
Brunin Fitzwarin knows this better than anyone. Lost in his own home, he's now a knight-in-training to the Lord of Ludlow—and still utterly alone. That is, until the youngest daughter of the house befriends him.
But England is in turmoil, and Brunin must fight with his lord to support King Stephen for the English crown.
As the war rages on and his particularly close to home, Brunin must defeat the shadows of his childhood and take on the mantle of knight, confronting the future head on.
A rich tale of coming of age in a world where chivalry is a luxury few can afford. Shadows and Strongholds is a tale of earning your place and finding your way home.
"Picking up an Elizabeth Chadwick novel is like having a Bentley draw up at your door: you know you are in for a sumptuous ride."—Daily Telegraph
"The best writer of medieval fiction currently around."—Richard Lee, founder and publisher, Historical Novel Society