y The Knight by the Pool single work   novel   historical fiction   romance   fantasy  
Is part of The Lay Lines Trilogy Sophie Masson 1998 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 1998 1998
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'Marie de France, the young wife of an elderly Breton lord, finds the course of her life forever changed by an encounter with a mysterious knight in a deep and dangerous forest filled with magic. A year later, newly widowed, and on her way to her ancestral home, Marie comes face to face with another aspect of her destiny in a passionate encounter with the famous Richard the Lionheart. Like Marie, Richard is a poet and troubadour. But he's also the second son of the king of England, Henry Plantagenet, and his wife, Eleanor d'Aquitaine, not to mention betrothed to the king of France's daughter... But something even more dangerous than the political considerations of kings is stalking Marie, and when long shape-shifting shadows from the past reach out to claim her, she must face their terrifying powers...'.

Source: bookseller's website.

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Notes

  • Dedication: For my parents who gave me story.
  • Epigraph: For all the lays that I have told,/ Must the tale of Bisclavret unfold;/ Bisclavret of Breton fame,/ Werewolf, the Normans call his name. (from Marie de France, Bisclavret)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Moorebank, Liverpool area, Sydney Southwest, Sydney, New South Wales,: Bantam Books , 1998 .
      Extent: xxx, 418p.p.
      Description: illus., map
      ISBN: 1876288167
  • Appears in:
    y Forest of Dreams : The Lay Lines Trilogy Sophie Masson , Milsons Point : Bantam Books , 2001 Z902840 2001 selected work novel fantasy

    'This is the omnibus version of the Lay Lines Trilogy - The Knight by the Pool, The Lady of the Flowers, The Stone of Oakenfast. It follows the story of poet, the Lady Marie de France, and her strange, marvellous and terrifying adventures both in the human world and the Otherworld of enchantment. Marie must cope with political plots, werewolves, shapeshifters of all kinds, Otherworldly rulers of extraordinary powers, and most painful and ambiguous of all, the road to knowledge of her own heart, and passionate love. There is a mixture of real historical figures and fictional characters, magic and realism in the book which makes it a potent spell. Steeped in the atmosphere of the Middle Ages, rich and exciting, erotic and elegant, funny and scary, this is a book that readers seem to love very much, taking you on a journey long ago and far away.'

    Source: Author's website users.nsw.chariot.net.au/~smasson/ (Sighted 21/4/10)

    Milsons Point : Bantam Books , 2001
Alternative title: Im Wald der Traume
Language: German
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      Droemer Knaur , 2003 .
      Note/s:
      • Translated from the original published in Australia as The Knight by the Pool. This edition has not been traced, however, it is listed on the author's website under 'Existing Books': (http://nla.gov.au/nla.arc-35188 )

Works about this Work

صوفي ماسون: جنية العقل التواصلي Sofy Mason: Jiniyyat al-'Akl al-Tawasoly Raghid Nahhas , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Kalimat : An International Periodical of English and Arabic Creative Writing , December no. 16 (Arabic) 2003; (p. 19-31)
Untitled Judy Nicholls , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 13 no. 2 1999; (p. 30)

— Review of The Knight by the Pool Sophie Masson 1998 single work novel
True-Blue Believers Terry Dowling , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 20-21 March 1999; (p. 15)

— Review of Dreaming Down-Under : Book One 1999 anthology short story ; Luminous Greg Egan 1998 selected work short story ; The Knight by the Pool Sophie Masson 1998 single work novel ; Cannibals of the Fine Light Simon Brown 1998 selected work short story
Trials of a Long Journey into Fantasy Tim Lloyd , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 2 January 1999; (p. 25)

— Review of The Knight by the Pool Sophie Masson 1998 single work novel
Paperbacks Lucy Sussex , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 23 January 1999; (p. 9)

— Review of The Knight by the Pool Sophie Masson 1998 single work novel
Untitled Bill Congreve , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 23 1999; (p. 107-108)

— Review of The Knight by the Pool Sophie Masson 1998 single work novel
Untitled Judy Nicholls , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 13 no. 2 1999; (p. 30)

— Review of The Knight by the Pool Sophie Masson 1998 single work novel
True-Blue Believers Terry Dowling , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 20-21 March 1999; (p. 15)

— Review of Dreaming Down-Under : Book One 1999 anthology short story ; Luminous Greg Egan 1998 selected work short story ; The Knight by the Pool Sophie Masson 1998 single work novel ; Cannibals of the Fine Light Simon Brown 1998 selected work short story
Trials of a Long Journey into Fantasy Tim Lloyd , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 2 January 1999; (p. 25)

— Review of The Knight by the Pool Sophie Masson 1998 single work novel
Paperbacks Lucy Sussex , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 23 January 1999; (p. 9)

— Review of The Knight by the Pool Sophie Masson 1998 single work novel
Untitled Bill Congreve , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 23 1999; (p. 107-108)

— Review of The Knight by the Pool Sophie Masson 1998 single work novel
صوفي ماسون: جنية العقل التواصلي Sofy Mason: Jiniyyat al-'Akl al-Tawasoly Raghid Nahhas , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Kalimat : An International Periodical of English and Arabic Creative Writing , December no. 16 (Arabic) 2003; (p. 19-31)
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