Court of Swans
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Court of Swans

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Where there is wealth and power, there's always someone willing to do anything to take it. When Delia's father dies, her stepmother accuses her seven brothers of treasonous crimes. Seeking to free them from Richard II's grasp, Delia's only ally is Sir Geoffrey, the man who arrested them. Can she trust him?

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 feeling, 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.



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

Book 1: Court of Swans
Book 2: Castle of Refuge
Book 3: Veil of Winter


Full-length clean fairy-tale reimagining
Includes discussion questions for book clubs
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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 147 x 218 x 29mm | 412g
  • Nashville, United States
  • English
  • 0785234012
  • 9780785234012
  • 56,205

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'Court of Swans is a well-crafted escape thriller with plenty of longing glances to break up scenes of sword fighting . . . A perfect pick for fans of period dramas who want a little action mixed into their romance.' * Booklist *
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About Melanie Dickerson

Melanie Dickerson is a New York Times bestselling author and two-time Christy Award winner. Melanie spends her time daydreaming, researching the most fascinating historical time periods, and writing and editing her happily-ever-afters. Visit her online at MelanieDickerson.com; Facebook: @MelanieDickersonBooks; Twitter: @MelanieAuthor; Instagram: @melaniedickerson123.
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1,563 ratings
3.66 out of 5 stars
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4 30% (469)
3 31% (487)
2 10% (158)
1 3% (46)
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