The Bastard

The King's Cousins Book 3

by Alexa Aston

Dragonblade Publishing

Historical Romance, Historical Romance: Medieval

December 16, 2019

Available in: Audio, e-Book, Trade Size (reprint)

The Bastard
by Alexa Aston

The three young children of Adelard de Blays—two sons and a daughter—are separated when their father commits treason against the King of England. Follow each of their stories in The King’s Cousins, a new trilogy by Alexa Aston. Read for FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

1342 A.D. — Spirited away when his father, Adelard de Blays, commits treason, bastard Quill Cardon longs to reclaim his family name when he reaches manhood and reunite with his half-siblings, Landon and Katelyn. Winning the king’s tournament at Smithfield and saving the life of Prince Edward leads to Quill being awarded an earldom and an estate of his own—but what he most desires is Lady Tristanna Willoughby, a woman he can never have.

Tristanna has served for years as a lady-in-waiting to Queen Philippa and has waited for the return of her betrothed, Jarrett Marsden, from the war in France. Tristanna dislikes Jarrett, who chases anything in a skirt, and longs to wed Sir Quill Cardon, an honorable knight who has captured her heart.

When circumstances change, Quill and Tristanna have a chance at happiness—until a man seeking revenge threatens to tear them apart.

Originally published March 2019 in eBook and trade paperback

Each book in The King’s Cousins Trilogy is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.

Series Order:
Book #1: The Pawn
Book #2: The Heir
Book #3: The Bastard

For those who enjoy romance on the high seas, you might enjoy the standalone prequel to The King’s Cousins Trilogy. GOD OF THE SEAS is part of the Pirates of Britannia World and features Godwin de Blays and Melisent Winchester, great-grandparents to Quill, Landon, and Katelyn.



Alexa Aston's Bio

Award-winning and internationally bestselling author Alexa Aston lives with her husband in a Dallas suburb, where she eats her fair share of dark chocolate and plots out stories while she walks every morning. She’s a binge fiend (The Crown and Ozark are favorites) who enjoys travel, sports, and time with her family. Her historical romances bring to life loveable rogues and dashing knights, while her contemporary romances are light and flirty and sometimes contain a bit of suspense.