|About the Book|
Honor is a historical novel based on the 14th century controversy of 11-year-old King (not Queen) Jadwiga, who anticipates consummation of her marriage to charming Prince William while Lords of Wawel Castle plot for her to marry barbarian Jagiello. The lows and highs of middle-ages life are detailed through the eyes of “Pig Boy”, Tad, whose life changes when he becomes squire for Lord Michael. Lord Michael’s honor is tested when he is sworn to protect Jadwiga.Christopher Gniewosz, co-author of two non-fiction books and numerous articles, pens a novel based upon this still-unresolved 14th century royal intrigue involving Christophers ancestor. He evokes in the reader’s mind detailed images of simple and crude life, and involvement in the splendors and multi-layered risks at court. He explores strengths and frailty of high and low-born members of society who struggle together against nature and savage schemes of men.