BEZIERS, 1209: Première partie: LE PIEGE (Les aventures de Guilhem d'Ussel, chevalier troubadour) (French Edition)
1208 : Après avoir perdu son épouse Sanceline, Guilhem d’Ussel est devenu prévôt de l’Hôtel de Philippe Auguste. Le roi le charge de découvrir les meurtriers d’une prostituée égorgée dans l’église Saint-Gervais. Sur leurs traces, Guilhem, tombera dans un infâme traquenard.
Qui tente ainsi de l’éloigner de Philippe Auguste alors que le Saint-Père Innocent III exerce une pression de plus en plus forte sur le royaume de France afin que ses barons se rassemblent dans une croisade contre les hérétiques albigeois ?
Un an plus tard, emprisonné, affaibli, Guilhem parviendra-t-il à identifier ses ennemis et à préserver Lamaguère. Enfermé dans Béziers assiégé par les croisés, peut-il encore sauver Amicie de Villemur ?
Ce texte ne comprend que la première partie du roman: Le piège.
À travers les chevauchées de Guilhem d’Ussel, le chevalier troubadour, Jean d'Aillon brosse une fresque du règne de Philippe Auguste où l'on croise les effrayants routiers des grandes compagnies, les croisés et les troubadours, Jean sans Terre et Richard Cœur de Lion, mais aussi les héros de Walter Scott et d'Alexandre Dumas dans de surprenantes énigmes criminelles.
Chronologie des aventures de Guilhem d’Ussel
De taille et d’estoc
La charte maudite
Férir ou périr
L'évasion de Richard Cœur de Lion
Le Noël du chat botté
Les perdrix de Lectoure
Retour à Cluny
Le loup maléfique
Les brutes de Torre di Astura
La mort de Guilhem d'Ussel
Le Grand arcane des rois de France
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The Edge of the Water
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