Island of Gold
Category: Action/adventure, Romance
Love. Adventure. History. Vengeance. 1454. When Cédric and Sophie sail to the legendary Greek island of Rhodes in search of a better life, they soon learn their glittering new home has a dark side. “A nimbly told story with impeccable pacing. . . I barely emerged before it was all too quickly over.” (Historical Novel Society)
1454. A noble French falconer. A spirited merchant’s daughter. And a fateful decision that changes their destiny forever…
When Cédric is recruited by the Knights Hospitaller to the Greek island of Rhodes, his wife Sophie jumps at the chance to improve their fortunes. After a harrowing journey to Rhodes, Cédric plunges into the world of the knights—while Sophie is tempted by the riches that flow into the bustling harbor. But their dazzling new home has a dark side.
Slaves toil endlessly to fortify the city walls, and rumors of a coming attack by the Ottoman Turks swirl in the streets. Desperate to gain favor with the knights and secure his position, Cédric navigates a treacherous web of shadowy alliances. Meanwhile, Sophie secretly engineers a bold plan to keep their children safe. As the trust between them frays, enemies close in—and when disaster strikes the island, the dangers of their new world become terrifyingly real.
Island of Gold is Book 1 in award-winning author Amy Maroney’s new Sea and Stone Chronicles.
“A nimbly told story with impeccable pacing. . . I barely emerged before it was all too quickly over.” (Historical Novel Society)