Godefroy the Cruel, by Opaline Allandet

ISBN : 978-1-77076-469-9
Format : 104 pages, 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Interior Ink : Black & white
Binding : Perfect-bound Paperback

This is an entirely fictional story, but written in a real historical background (the Middle Ages). In 1189, Godefroy of Lanicey, leader of a Burgundian stronghold, left for the Third Crusade in the Middle East, leaving his wife and two children.

When everyone thought him dead, he reappears four years later in his fortress… but another lord had replaced him. Of a ruthless character, he punishes his wife  in a despicable way, then attacks his children. His cruelty generates a void around him, for he can not help himself eliminate the women he loves… Despotic and vindictive, his vengeance towards his own will know no bounds.

[Godefroy le Cruel, translated from French by Caroline Andreea Zgortea]


Born and living in Besançon, France, the author has written since 2001 under the pseudonym « Opaline Allandet ». First freestyle poems, then novels. Three poetry collections have been published by Editions Dedicaces. Her novels, mainly of historical inspiration, were published by Edilivre and two police novels. This book is her sixth historical novel, first published in French by Editions Dedicaces.

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