Tower of the King's Daughter
The keys to the kingdom of Outremer, in the fantasy series as in history, are the castles, towering over the surrounding country, captured first by one side then the other as the struggle for the land progressed. The castle of the Roq de Rançon is at the heart of Tower of the King's Daughter in more ways than one: Chaz Brenchley answers the ever-popular question "Where do you get your ideas from?" with the story of how, musing on the history of Outremer, he found himself in a bookshop, studying a plan of the castle of Krak des Chevaliers. One of the towers was named as the "Tower of the King's Daughter", a name that so caught his imagination that, by the time he had walked home, he knew the name and structure, not only of his first volume, but also of the three which would follow it. So it seems appropriate to explore Tower of the King's Daughter and its historical background with the aid of a plan of Krak des Chevaliers:
This does not exactly match the layout of the Roq de Rançon, but functions as a rough guide to where the action of Tower of the King's Daughter takes place. Visit this site by clicking within the different areas of the plan, or on the listed links below.
Feast of the King's Shadow menu
- [The Tower of the King's Daughter] - an extract from the First Book of Outremer
- [The Main Entrance] - visit the Castle
- [The Chapel] - the God Divided
- [The lesser hall] - the poet Rudel
- [The kitchens] - bread and mutton broth
- [Out into the desert...] - Feast of the King's Shadow
- [private tower] - accommodation for guests
- [Tower with a view of the world] - links
- Feast of the King's Shadow menu.
- Hand of the King's Evil menu.
- Site map
Read the Book
The First Book of Outremer is published in the UK as Tower of the King's Daughter. In the US, the same book is published as two volumes, The Devil in the Dust and Tower of the King's Daughter. Use the Amazon links below to buy these books; or, if your local book shop does not stock copies, use the information provided to order them.
In the UK
In the US