Court Of Swans, Dericott Tale Series, Book 1, by Melanie Dickerson

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  • Author: Melanie Dickerson

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Melanie Dickerson, New York Times bestselling author, delivers a fresh re-imagining of the Wild Swans, the first entry in a new series of fairy tale retellings set in medieval England.
Delia lives a peaceful life as the daughter of an earl in late 14th-century England, but that peace is disturbed when her seven brothers are betrayed by their father and falsely arrested. Meanwhile, the Peasants' Revolt threatens the peace of the kingdom, and the king chooses to execute anyone who had anything to do with the uprising. Delia is frightened that her brothers could be next, the youngest of whom is just ten years old.
In order to be near her brothers in the Tower of London, with hopes of helping them escape, Delia infiltrates the palace as a lady-in-waiting for the new queen. When she comes across Sir Geoffrey, the guard captain who arrested her brothers, she despises him, until she finds out he has been secretly carrying food to her brothers in their prison cell.
Sir Geoffrey, the oldest son of an earl, is trapped into obeying the orders of his king when his estate is seized by the king and his treacherous advisers. His first mission as captain was to arrest seven brothers for treason, but he didn't expect the brothers to be so young, or that their sister would be so feisty and beautiful.
In a court where everyone is eager to betray anyone else to get what they want, how will Henry right this wrong and help Delia and her brothers, especially when Delia hates him? How will he keep them both from losing their heads to this execution-prone king?