Title: Falls Ende: Secundus
Author: Paul W. Feenstra
Series: Falls Ende
Release Date: October 1st, 2019
Genre: Historical/Medieval Fiction
“Do not be fooled by their freedom, for they are bound to gold and silver as any man.”
Falls Ende – Secundus, the second novel in the Falls Ende series, is a gripping, page-turning window into our storied past. This riveting sequel to Falls Ende – Primus, is Paul W. Feenstra’s next installment of his fast-paced medieval saga that will leave you breathless.
When Mellester Manor, a small peaceful hamlet in southern England, is overcome by a catastrophic disaster, Odo and Charlotte’s life is in absolute turmoil. With Sir Gweir, Lord of Mellester Manor, away in Ireland fighting alongside King Henry II, Mellester is left undefended and unprotected. The surprise arrival of Templar Knights isn’t a mere coincidence; they want the old, wooden box that once belonged to Odo’s father. It’s the perfect time for the Church to lay claim to what they believe is theirs.
Can an ordinary herdsman stand up to a rapacious bishop and the unquestioned dominance of the Church? And can Odo and Charlotte find what they seek by risking everything to journey across the ocean to the small, coastal province of Frisia?
Emotional, twisty and dynamic, Falls Ende – Secundus is a discriminating novel that resonates with the best of Bernard Cornwall, Ken Follett.
Best read in sequence.
Falls Ende Secundus is a novel centered around a simple herdsman, Odo and his wife, Charlotte. This story is all about characters. A story of good vs bad and the greed for coin & power. Odo lives by his honesty and dreams. A well-written, detailed medieval novel. Always thrilled to read a Paul Feenstra novel and this is another great read.
Note: Falls Ende – Secundus is the sequel to Falls Ende – Primus and should be read in order.
Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (September 11, 2019)
ARC provided by author/also bought by reviewer
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Paul W. Feenstra is a historical fiction novelist. He has authored five novels, ‘Boundary’, ‘The Breath of God’, ‘For Want of a Shilling’ and the dramatic ‘Falls Ende series, ‘Falls Ende-Primus’ and its sequel, ‘Falls Ende-Secundus’.
Meticulously researched, Paul’s novels are masterfully written and similar in style to Ken Follett and Bernard Cornwell. “History is about the untold story, and writing historical fiction is a wonderful way to present the past in a compelling and entertaining way.”
Born in Wellington, New Zealand, in 1959, to Dutch immigrants, Paul still commutes frequently to Los Angeles, California, where he worked as a multiple ‘Emmy’ nominated entertainment industry professional. For over 25 years he called the USA home and was fortunate to travel extensively throughout the country. His two grown children still reside in Los Angeles.
Sought after as a public speaker by various learning institutions, professional member networks, and countless organisations, Paul has toured the length of New Zealand lecturing about his unique experiences in the Hollywood film and television industry. Recognised for his contribution in helping his country, Paul was honoured by the New Zealand government and invited to join the prestigious, ‘World Class New Zealand,’ network.
In his spare time, he enjoys photography and wrestling bears.