His Castilian Hawk

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Today I have a very special book to share with you

His Castilian Hawk

(The Castilian Saga, Book 1)

By Anna Belfrage

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His Castilian Hawk

(The Castilian Saga, Book 1)

By Anna Belfrage

Publication Date: September 28, 2020

Publisher: Matador (paperback) & Timelight Press (ebook)

Page Length: 396 pages (paperback) 335 pages (ebook)

Genre: Historical Fiction

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For bastard-born Robert FitzStephan, being given Eleanor d’Outremer in marriage is an honour. For Eleanor, this forced wedding is anything but a fairy tale. 

Robert FitzStephan has served Edward Longshanks loyally since the age of twelve. Now he is riding with his king to once and for all bring Wales under English control. 

Eleanor d’Outremer—Noor to family—lost her Castilian mother as a child and is left entirely alone when her father and brother are killed. When ordered to wed the unknown Robert FitzStephan, she has no choice but to comply. 

Two strangers in a marriage bed is not easy. Things are further complicated by Noor’s blood-ties to the Welsh princes and by covetous Edith who has warmed Robert’s bed for years. 

Robert’s new wife may be young and innocent, but he is soon to discover that not only is she spirited and proud, she is also brave. Because when Wales lies gasping and Edward I exacts terrible justice on the last prince and his children, Noor is determined to save at least one member of the House of Aberffraw from the English king.

Will years of ingrained service have Robert standing with his king or will he follow his heart and protect his wife, his beautiful and fierce Castilian hawk?


This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

His Castillan Hawk
The Castilian Saga, Book 1
Anna Belfrage


His Castillan Hawk,  is an exceptional first installment in a new historical fiction series by the very talented Anna Belfrage.

The story is set in the late 13th century during the reign of the ruthless Edward I. Known as, Longshanks. Wales is almost at its knees with the crushing brute force of Edward l. With the fall of the Welsh prince Llewelyn, it’s only a matter of time that his brother, Dafdd ap Grufffydd the oathbreaker is obliterated. This would complete the fall of the last in the House of Aberffraw.

Robert FitzStephen, an illegitimate son of a nobleman, who has been steadfast man-at-arms to Edward l. Robert had no intention of marrying, not until the King gave him the young heiress born Eleanor d’Outremer {Noor}. She comes with extensive lads and a keep. Her relationship to Edward’s Castillan queen, and that to the Welsh royal family is only going to complicate things. The death of her father and brother she a captivating prize for anyone.

In a world where loyalty is tested, as King Edward doesn’t allow for anything except complete submission. Noor and Robert’s marriage will come to be tested over and over. Along with with political loyalties there is Robert’s long standing mistress, the fiery fair-haired Edith. She may prove to be more than a nuisance, as doesn’t want to relinquish her hold on Robert.

Anna Belfrage is one of the few writers that is able to balance rich tidbits of political details along with a compelling romantic storyline. This helps the reader feel invested in time period. We see the dynamics of English king along with the people of Wales, that Edward ultimately conquers.

The world building is luscious, Belfrage ability to transport the reader into this turbulent time period was incredible. Character development and complex relationships, and the setting and this medieval era are brought to life with unique details. The battle scenes were wonderful depicted and realistic. blood and gore, gave you the feeling that you were alongside Robert as they subdued the opposition.

I was on the edge of my seat with this riveting and intensely entertaining plot line. The authors seamless narration is impeccable making this book a fast read one that I completely inhaled. Once again Anna Belfrage mastered the art of brilliant narration.

A book I highly recommend this book to family and friends. I am excited to read the next installment in this stunning series.

Anna Belfrage


Had Anna been allowed to choose, she’d have become a time-traveller. As this was impossible, she became a financial professional with two absorbing interests: history and writing. Anna has authored the acclaimed time travelling series The Graham Saga, set in 17th century Scotland and Maryland, as well as the equally acclaimed medieval series The King’s Greatest Enemy which is set in 14th century England.  


More recently, Anna has published The Wanderer, a fast-paced contemporary romantic suspense trilogy with paranormal and time-slip ingredients. While she loved stepping out of her comfort zone (and will likely do so again )she is delighted to be back in medieval times in her September 2020 release, His Castilian Hawk. Set against the complications of Edward I’s invasion of Wales, His Castilian Hawk is a story of loyalty, integrity—and love.   


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