Literature / The Wild Hunt Trilogy
Elizabeth Chadwick's debut novel The Wild Hunt
, and its sequels The Running Vixen
and The Leopard Unleashed
, span two generations of a feudal family during the reign of The House of Normandy
The Wild Hunt Trilogy provides examples of:
- Arranged Marriage
- The Crusades
- Deadly Decadent Court: "It's fortunate that Anselm of Canterbury isn't here, he'd have a seizure."
- Even the Guys Want Him:
De Belleme smiled. 'I have yet to meet a woman who is not taken in by Guyon's charm.'
'Or a man for that matter!' guffawed de Lacey. 'It is not every bride can count the King as her rival for her husband's body!'
- Everything Sounds Sexier in Welsh
- Evil Uncle: Robert de Belleme.
- Feudal Overlord
- Historical Fiction: Set during the 12th-century Welsh March Wars.
- Historical-Domain Character: William the Conqueror's sons.
- I Am Not My Father: Adam de Lacey.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: More of a "Luke, I am your father-in-law", from Guyon's drinking buddy.
- Marital Rape License: Judith's parents' marriage.
- The Missus and the Ex: Judith and Rhosyn, Eleanor and Olwen.
- Really Gets Around: Prince Henry. Also Guyon, although some of it supposedly was to show the King where his interests lied.
- The Reveal: Judith's real father.
- Royal Brat: Empress Maud.
- Sexless Marriage: Due to Judith's Paralyzing Fear of Sexuality, Guyon initiates this.
- She's All Grown Up: Eleanor
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Guyon.
- Teen Pregnancy: Prince Henry to Judith; he was all of 14 at the time of her conception.
- Wise Beyond Their Years: "He was fourteen years old and I was twenty-eight, and in one night he taught me everything that [my husband] did not have the imagination to know."