After her very successful tour
The Keys of the Watchmen,
one of the top 3 books
most viewed in 2015
on France Book Tours
Kathleen C. Perrin
is back for the second book in the series!
March 7-26, 2016
The Sword of the Maiden
Release date: December 3, 2015
Self published at Langon House
After being abruptly separated from Nicolas le Breton during the battle to save Mont Saint Michel in 1424, Katelyn Michaels finds herself back in her normal twenty-first century life as an American teenager. Depressed and anxious to be reunited with Nicolas, she is comforted when a series of events and impressions lead her to believe she is being prepared for another mission as a Watchman. When her beloved mentor, Jean le Vieux, comes to her in a dream and gives her the injunction to “Learn of the Maiden and take her the sword,” Katelyn understands that her mission involves assisting one of the most iconic figures in all of French History. Katelyn is once again whisked back to the turmoil of medieval France during the Hundred Years’ War and to Nicolas. However, before the two can consider the future of their relationship, they must first complete their mission to take the sword to the Maiden. Little do they know that their old nemesis, Abdon, is already on their trail and will do everything in his unhallowed power to stop them.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kathleen C. Perrin
holds bachelor’s degrees in French and Humanities
from Brigham Young University
and is a certified French translator.
Besides being the author of The Watchmen Saga,
she has published several non-fiction articles, academic papers,
and a religious history about Tahiti.
Kathleen has lived in Utah, New York City, France, and French Polynesia.
She and her French husband have spent years
investigating the mysteries and beauties of his native country
—where they have a cottage—and have taken tourist groups to France.
The Perrins have three children and currently reside in Utah.
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This is a very readable book that takes you to the heart of the action and all the grime and hardship of life in medieval France and I really felt history coming alive.
Not since Harry Potter have I been so captivated by a Young Adult novel and I had no idea French medieval history could be so interesting. I loved it and can’t wait for more from Kathleen.
I can most heartily recommend The Sword and the Maiden, along with Book I, The Keys of the Watchmen, to anyone who loves engagingly written historical fiction, peopled with believable characters and full of life.
Katelyn is very mature.
The characters were very fun and engaging.
I especially liked the chapters focused on Joan of Arc’s story. Joan was a very brave woman who sincerely believed in her calling, and I found her story to be very compelling.
This book made me want to not only visit France, but learn more about Jehanne, Joan of Arc. It really brought her to life in my mind and showed how much she influenced France and the world.
There’s lots of references to current pop-culture. It’s funny and keeps the book modern.
Powerful and suspenseful historical novel on an essential page of French history. Great mix of information and modern technology at the service of Medieval history. When time travel gets really smart and irresistible!
This book is very well researched, the reader gets a glimpse into medieval France during a turbulent time in history. I learned quite a bit more about The Hundred Years War and it was actually a fascinating time in history. This book, even with all of the history in it, was easy to read. I love time travel stories and this one was very good, poignant but triumphant as well.
For those who love historical fiction with adventure and fantasy this is a must read, you will not be disappointed
Great story full of adventure and tensions, since the author never lets us know where the story will lead to next. This was a great sequel and I really enjoyed it.
I loved several features about this story: time period of 1400s, history, travel, culture, society, romance, and the introduction of a French humble maid.
The Sword of the Maiden is a young adult read, but I enjoyed reading the story and recommend the book to both young adults and older adults.
This book, what a wonderful job! Even with the changes for modern tech it was wonderfully woven into the story without changing any of the major points.
I recommend this if you’re looking for a fun time travel book with lots of accurate history from one of the coolest time periods. I’m definitely going back and reading the first in the series and I’ll be waiting for Perrin to publish the next!