In Michael Jecks’s The Oath, it’s 1306, and King Edward II is forced to flee London when his own wife lands with an army to oust him. He must run to Wales to escape her clutches, but as he goes, his kingdom falls apart, riven by fear of civil war. And when a squire is found murdered, his shocking story gradually comes to light. It is a dangerous time for Sir Baldwin de Furnshill to try to seek the murderer, and he must tread a dangerous path between King and Queen to uncover the killer.
“Michael Jecks is a national treasure” Scotland on Sunday
“Convincing characters whose treacherous acts perfectly combine with a devilishly masterful plot” Good Book Guide
“The most wickedly plotted medieval mystery novels” The Times
Michael Jecks was a computer salesman until he started writing full time in 1994. He has now published 29 stories in his Templar Series. He was Chairman of the Crime Writers’ Association, and founder of Medieval Murderers. A keen supporter of new writers, he was the organiser of the CWA Debut Dagger, and more recently he has become a regular speaker, broadcaster and reviewer.