'A rollicking adventure [with] the inventive twists and turns of a satisfyingly bustling plot.' New York Times 'Fantastic... Gerard Fox could be Jack Reacher's ancestor, 700 years ago. Highly recommended!' Lee ChildFirst in a fast-paced historical adventure series from New York Times bestselling author Boyd Morrison and expert medievalist Beth Morrison.Live by the sword. Die for the truth. England, 1351. The Pestilence has ravaged the land. Villages lie abandoned but for crows and corpses. Highways are patrolled by marauders and murderers. In these dark and dangerous times, the wise keep to themselves.
But Gerard Fox cannot afford to be wise. The young knight has been robbed of his ancestral home, his family name tarnished. To regain his lands and reputation, he sets forth to petition the one man who can restore them.
Fate places Fox on the wrong road at the wrong time as he hurtles towards a chance encounter. It will entangle him with an enigmatic woman, a relic of incalculable value, and a dark family secret. It will lead him far from home and set him on a collision course with one of the most ambitious and dangerous men in Europe – a man on the cusp of seizing Christendom's highest office.
And now, Fox is the only one standing in his way...
'A novel full of both authenticity and thrills, and readers are sure to clamor for more from this writing duo.' Mark Greaney
'A hugely entertaining historical novel!' Eric Jager, author of The Last Duel
'The Lawless Land combines the rich historical tapestry of Umberto Eco and the relentless pace and adventure of Clive Cussler.' J.T. Ellison
'Boyd and Beth Morrison bring the Middle Ages to life in vivid detail with historical authenticity and a sense of fun... This thriller has it all!' Graham Brown
'[An] exceptional series launch.' Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Boyd Morrison is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twelve thrillers, including six collaborations with Clive Cussler. His first novel, The Ark, was an Indie Next Notable pick and has been translated into over a dozen languages. He has a PhD in industrial engineering from Virginia Tech. Follow Boyd on: @BoydMorrison IG: @BoydMorrisonWriter https://www.facebook.com/BoydMorrisonWriterBeth Morrison is Senior Curator of Manuscripts at the J. Paul Getty Museum. She has curated several major exhibitions, including 'Imagining the Past in France, 1250-1500' & 'Book of Beasts: The Bestiary in the Medieval World'. She has a PhD in the History of Art from Cornell University. Follow Beth on: @BethMorrisonPhd IG: @BethMorrisonWriter https://www.facebook.com/BethMorrisonWriter
Praise for THE LAWLESS LAND
"A rollicking adventure... [with] the inventive twists and turns of a satisfyingly bustling plot." —New York Times
"[An] exceptional series launch. . . . The authors make splendid use of such medieval-plot standbys as a castle with secret tunnels, plague-riddled vagabonds, a grand tournament, a priceless manuscript, and duplicitous churchmen. . . . Historical fiction fans will eagerly await the couple’s further adventures." —Publishers Weekly starred review "Fantastic - suspenseful and historically fascinating... Gerard Fox could be Jack Reacher's ancestor, 700 years ago. Highly recommended!" —Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Better Off Dead "The Lawless Land is a compulsively readable, immersive tale of chivalric adventure and dangerous romance in a war-torn, plague-stricken Europe... A hugely entertaining historical novel!" —Eric Jager, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Duel ''The Lawless Land is a fantastic start to a brilliant new adventure series that you won’t want to miss... Boyd and Beth Morrison bring the Middle Ages to life in vivid detail with historical authenticity and a sense of fun... this thriller has it all!" —Graham Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fast Ice "A gallant knight, a witty heroine, a quest for the ages... The Lawless Land combines the rich historical tapestry of Umberto Eco and the relentless pace and adventure of Clive Cussler into a brilliant new series.”—J.T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author of Her Dark Lies "A thoroughly entertaining tale that I found to be exceedingly well told... a novel full of both authenticity and thrills, and readers are sure to clamor for more from this writing duo." —Mark Greaney, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Gray Man "When it comes to thrillers, Boyd Morrison has the Midas touch." —Chris Kuzneski, New York Times bestselling author
"A stunning thriller with a premise as ingenious as it is flawlessly executed." —James Rollins (on The Ark)
"A heart-thumping ride ... Not to be missed." —Steve Berry (on The Vault)
"Action, fascinating historical references, and a nail-biting battle of wits." —Lisa Gardner (on The Vault)
"All-out nonstop action ... The story hits the gas pedal and never taps the brakes." —Associated Press (on Final Option)