The Robert, which this book is written about, is Robert Curthose, the son of William the conqueror. This time period has always interested me so, even though I did not read the first book, I was able to follow along very well.
Robert goes on the First Crusade, leaving his mistress and his children in England. The country is left under the ruling of William, Robert's brother. When he returns he finds that his brother has dies and now Robert can become King.
This is a historical fiction but still the details are interesting. I was able to stay with this book and I felt like it was well-written. I look forward to reading more works by this author.
I was given this book by NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.