The untold story of Joan of Kent, the mastermind behind the reign of child-King Richard II.
From her first clandestine marriage, Joan of Kent's reputation is one of beauty, scandal and rumour. Her royal blood makes her a desirable bride. Her ambition and passion make her a threat. Joan knows what she has to do to survive. The games to play, the men to marry – even if one man will always have her heart. A remarkable story of love and loyalty and of the cost of personal ambition. The story of the woman who would ultimately wield power as the mother to ten-year-old King Richard II, from the shadows of the throne.
After gaining a B.A. Honours degree in History at Manchester University and a Masters degree in education at Hull, Anne O'Brien lived in Yorkshire as a teacher of history. Always a prolific reader, she enjoyed historical fiction and was encouraged to try her hand at writing. Leaving teaching - but not her love of history - she wrote her first historical romance, a Mills & Boon Regency novel published in 2005.
The Shadow Queen
Author: Anne O'Brien