The Novels

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“A fine-grained and emotionally satisfying medieval adventure.” — Kirkus Reviews
“In the genre of historically inspired fiction, Taylor has done a marvelous job of combining fact, fantasy, and fun.”  — Indie Reader
“Historical fiction lovers will enjoy this tale of knightly adventure.”  — Sublime Book Review


“Written in elegant prose, with an intricate storyline that is woven together like a fine medieval tapestry.”  — Authors Reading
“An absolutely sensational renaissance novel filled with dry humor, heartfelt moments, and exceptional characters.”  — Sublime Book Review
“An intriguing… enchanting… fictional take on ancient ruling family, and its traditions.” — Indie Reader



It is the dawn of the Renaissance in a land ruled by an enlightened monarch.  Alfred — the eponymous second son — is convinced that his life will be unremarkable, spent in diligent but mundane service to his king. His grandfather, however, foresees for him a special destiny, though that destiny is shrouded in mystery. These novels tell Alfred’s story.

Each book is a complete story unto itself. Begin wherever you like. But you may find it most rewarding to meet Alfred at the beginning, when he is growing up and coming of age at his grandfather’s court.

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About the author. Pamela Taylor brings her love of history to the art of storytelling. An avid reader of historical fact and fiction throughout her life, she finds the past offers rich sources for character, ambiance, and plot that allow readers to escape into a world totally unlike their daily lives.

“I’d tried my hand at several ideas and wasn’t quite satisfied with any of them,” she says. “I’ve always been intrigued by the importance of first sentences and first paragraphs. So when the opening of Second Son came to me, utterly unbidden, during one of those nights when one’s mind won’t shut down and let sleep take over, I knew I had to see where it would take me.

“Once I found Alfred’s voice, his story began to unfold. By the end of the first book, I was completely in love with him and knew that he had so much more to tell.

“Step into Alfred’s world. Once you do, I’m confident you’ll be as eager as I’ve been to discover what happens next.”

To learn more about me, visit my author website at

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