Naming characters in medieval historical novels: The Troubadours Quartet: Jean Gill

I recently reviewed the fourth and final book in The Troubadours Quartet, a historical romantic adventure series by award-winning author Jean Gill. “Song Hereafter” is a beautiful conclusion to a remarkable tale set in the twelfth century. I was fascinated by the names of many of her characters who come from different countries and cultures. She has graciously agreed to be my guest today, satisfying … Continue reading Naming characters in medieval historical novels: The Troubadours Quartet: Jean Gill

“Song Hereafter” (The Troubadours Quartet, #4) By Jean Gill (ARC)

I’ve eagerly awaited the fourth book in the Troubadours series, and it was well worth waiting for. Song Hereafter by award-winning author Jean Gill continues the story of Dragonetz los Pros and Estela de Matin. Capturing the flavor of the twelfth century, politically and culturally, Gill leads the reader along the path of history.   Gill’s ability to breathe life into her characters is stunning. … Continue reading “Song Hereafter” (The Troubadours Quartet, #4) By Jean Gill (ARC)

TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns Kindle Edition: The 13th Sign by Jean Gill

I’ve enjoyed Jean Gill’s well researched and beautifully written historical fiction series; Song at Dawn, Bladesong, and Plaint for Provence. Her short story for Twisted Tales is very different from these books. The 13th Sign is a fantasy/science fiction story about the creation or addition of a new zodiac sign, Ophiuchus. Gill gives voice to the zodiac signs and the story is an amusing examination … Continue reading TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns Kindle Edition: The 13th Sign by Jean Gill

“Bladesong: 1151 in the Holy Land” (The Troubadours Quartet Book 2) by Jean Gill

In Book 2 of Jean Gill’s brilliantly written Troubadours Quartet Series, “Bladesong: 1151 in the Holy Land”, the author once again takes the reader into a long ago world of intrigue and romance. Gill’s ability to capture the essence of the time period borders on magic. With much of the story taking place in Damascus and Jerusalem, Gill creates the flavor of the Middle East … Continue reading “Bladesong: 1151 in the Holy Land” (The Troubadours Quartet Book 2) by Jean Gill

“Song at Dawn: 1150 in Provence” by Jean Gill

Song at Dawn by Jean Gill My rating: 5 of 5 stars Writing about the 12th century and doing it with authenticity is a daunting task. Jean Gill has stepped up to the challenge and achieved success in “Song at Dawn: 1150 in Provence”, Book One in the Troubadour Series. Blending true events with the imagined experiences of both real and fictional historical characters, Gill … Continue reading “Song at Dawn: 1150 in Provence” by Jean Gill

Jean Gill – Renaissance Woman in a Modern Age

When I think of Jean Gill the word “renaissance” immediately comes to mind. I don’t mean the renaissance of the 12th century (the time period in her latest series) which was more social, political, and economic. Jean is like the renaissance of the 14th through the 17th centuries. Often considered the link between the Middle Ages and Modern History, the renaissance saw the “rebirth” of … Continue reading Jean Gill – Renaissance Woman in a Modern Age