Thursday, July 7, 2016

Spotlight: The Lord of Ireland by E.M. Powell

02_The Lord of IrelandThe Lord of Ireland (The Fifth Knight, #3) by E.M. Powell

Publication Date: April 5, 2016
Thomas & Mercer
Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook; 370 Pages
Series: The Fifth Knight
Genre: Historical Thriller

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England, 1185. John is a prince without prospect of a crown. As the youngest son of Henry II, he has long borne the hated nickname ‘Lackland’. When warring tribes and an ambitious Anglo-Norman lord threaten Henry’s reign in Ireland, John believes his time has finally come. Henry is dispatching him there with a mighty force to impose order. Yet it is a thwarted young man who arrives on the troubled isle. John has not been granted its kingship—he is merely the Lord of Ireland, destined never to escape his father’s shadow. Unknown to John, Henry has also sent his right-hand man, Sir Benedict Palmer, to root out the traitors he fears are working to steal the land from him. But Palmer is horrified when John disregards Henry’s orders and embarks on a campaign of bloodshed that could destroy the kingdom. Now Palmer has to battle the increasingly powerful Lord of Ireland. Power, in John’s hands, is a murderous force—and he is only just beginning to wield it.

Praise for The Fifth Knight Series

"With her fast-paced mysteries set in the tumultuous reign of Henry II, E.M. Powell takes readers on enthralling, and unforgettable, journeys." -Nancy Bilyeau, author of The Crown “Both Fifth Novels are terrific. Benedict and Theodosia are not merely attractive characters: they are intensely real people.” -Historical Novels Review “From the get-go you know you are in an adventure when you enter the world of E.M. Powell's 12th century. Peril pins you down like a knight's lance to the chest”-Edward Ruadh Butler, author of Swordland

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About the Author

03_E.M. Powell

E.M. Powell’s medieval thrillers The Fifth Knight and The Blood of the Fifth Knight have been number-one Amazon bestsellers and on the Bild bestseller list in Germany. Born into the family of Michael Collins (the legendary revolutionary and founder of the Irish Free State) and raised in the Republic of Ireland, she lives in north-west England with her husband, daughter and a Facebook-friendly dog. She reviews fiction and non-fiction for the Historical Novel Society, blogs for English Historical Fiction Authors and is a contributing editor to International Thriller Writers’ The Big Thrill magazine.

Find more information at E.M. Powell's website and blog. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.


Blog Tour Schedule

Thursday, June 9 Review at Impressions In Ink Friday, June 10 Excerpt & Giveaway at Passages to the Past Monday, June 20 Review at Oh, for the Hook of a Book! Tuesday, June 21 Interview at Layered Pages Friday, June 24 Review at Dianne Ascroft's Blog Monday, June 27 Interview at Oh, for the Hook of a Book! Tuesday, June 28 Review at CelticLady's Reviews Wednesday, June 29 Review at Book Nerd Thursday, June 30 Guest Post at The Writing Desk Tuesday, July 5 Excerpt at What Is That Book About Thursday, July 7 Guest Post & Giveaway at Let Them Read Books Monday, July 11 Review at A Book Geek Saturday, July 16 Review at Bookramblings Monday, July 18 Review at Just One More Chapter Friday, July 22 Review at Broken Teepee 04_The Lord of Ireland_Blog Tour Banner_FINAL


  1. Love the historical setting and story line of this novel; a must read and I am so hoping to read it :) Thanks for the chance!
    jslbrown2009 at aol com

  2. Thanks for the post. I love this time frame and I'm looking forward to reading The Lord of Ireland.
    Carol L
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  3. Thanks for this fascinating feature and giveaway. The era and the history interest me greatly. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. I definitely have to start at the beginning of this series! I hadn't heard of it before.

  5. I have been itching to sample this series since I first learned of it through HFVBT a book or so back! I noted this tour features one of the few giveaways here on your lovely blog, so many thanks! Cheers, Kara S


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