By Laura Andersen
Perfect for fanatics of Philippa Gregory, Alison Weir, and Showtime’s The Tudors, The Boleyn Deceit is the appealing new novel set within the imagined Tudor courtroom of King Henry IX, son of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, who needs to navigate a terrain rife with palace intrigue, imminent struggle, and unbridled passions.
The regency interval is over and William Tudor, now King Henry IX, sits by myself at the throne. yet England needs to nonetheless cope with those that doubt his legitimacy, either in far flung lands and inside of his circle of relatives. To diffuse tensions and appease the Catholics, William is betrothed to a tender princess from France, yet nonetheless he has eyes for under his early life good friend Minuette, and courtroom tongues are wagging.
much more scandalous—and harmful, if discovered—is that Minuette’s center and soul belong to Dominic, William’s ally and depended on consultant. Minuette needs to stroll a fragile stability among her suitors, not able to open up to somebody, now not even her good friend Elizabeth, William’s sister, who needs to deal with her personal cleaved middle. during this impossible to resist story, the secrets and techniques that everybody retains are adequate to alter the process an empire.
Includes a preview of Laura Andersen’s The Boleyn Reckoning
Praise for The Boleyn Deceit
“Detailed and quick-paced, [The Boleyn Deceit] could have sequence fanatics devouring it and rising longing for the final e-book. an exceptional advice for Phillippa Gregory fans.”—Booklist (starred review)
“This pleasing paintings of different historical past bargains lots to delight in for either enthusiasts of ancient romance and people whose ardour is political intrigue. . . . excellent for enthusiasts of Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir, Andersen’s novel admirably takes creative license with background whereas last actual to many elements of real-world heritage. . . . [Foreshadows] a spell binding end to the trilogy.”—Publishers Weekly
“An interesting re-imagining of Tudor England and the treacheries of court docket life.”—Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Laura Andersen’s The Boleyn King
“A luxurious, vividly imagined novel of a Boleyn king’s fateful upward push to strength amid the treacherous glamour of the Tudor court.”—C. W. Gortner, writer of The Queen’s Vow
“Fans of either Stephenie Meyer and Philippa Gregory will locate a lot to like during this evocative and well-written debut.”—Francine Mathews, writer of Jack 1939
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She whispered. “Yes, conversing issues over isn't Dominic’s powerful go well with. the entire extra desire that you should take the lead. ” He bowed and kissed her hand, then squeezed it earlier than leaving her at the fringe of the room along with her head swimming and eyes stinging with tears she dare no longer shed. What used to be she doing? He was once correct. It was once Dominic she can be dancing with, now not those males whose names she didn't be aware of and whose faces she could by no means see back. Time to treatment that. Being hit at the head after which stunned by way of the inaccurate girl in his mattress was once no longer conducive to being good rested. It wasn’t rather a lot Dominic’s head that ached because it was once his complete being. He used to be sore and in poor health at center and desirous to go back to England’s cleanser, sharper air. If final night’s come upon with Aimée had performed something (besides frustrate him), it had made him give some thought to how for much longer he may well undergo pretending to not love Minuette. He used to be dependable and he was once disciplined—but he was once additionally a guy. anything needed to supply quicker instead of later. If he can make her know how he felt, how desperately he sought after her and the way achingly tricky it was once to not throw himself at her at any time when they have been on my own, then might be she may comply with inform William the reality. on the ceremonial dinner they have been separated, the entire English scattered among the brilliant plumage of the French royals and nobles: woman Rochford subsequent to the dauphin (she didn’t glance happy at being paired with a boy, irrespective of his title); Elizabeth with King Henri; and Minuette with the Cardinal de Guise. Dominic himself used to be seated among Elisabeth de France and William’s cousin, Mary Stuart. the necessity to be gracious to 2 royal girls, even if younger, stored his recognition diverted whilst all he sought after used to be to trap Minuette’s eye. whilst the ceremonial dinner used to be entire and the dancing begun within the Salle des Fêtes, Dominic drew a breath of aid at being ultimately loose. He might dance with Minuette—perhaps a seductive volta—and start to permit his armour slip. barely enough for her to glimpse the eagerness he saved well-buried. yet he couldn't get close to sufficient to Minuette to even ask her to bounce. She handed from Frenchman to Frenchman with no a lot as a look his means. the single time she stopped flirting or dancing was once to drink from the plentiful wine choices. Did she now not understand how she used to be tormenting him? He used to be subconscious of staring till Renaud murmured in his ear, “What has the younger girl performed to make you scowl so? ” Dominic shook his head and instantly regretted it because the ache flashed sharp. “Am I scowling? i presumed that was once how I regularly glance. ” “Near sufficient, mon ami. So come and dance with my Nicole. she's going to make you happy. ” She virtually did, for Renaud’s spouse was once the most peaceable girls Dominic had ever met. brief, a bit plump, dressed well yet unexceptionally in dove grey silk, Nicole appeared wrapped in contentment no matter if right here on the center of courtroom or in her Loire Valley domestic. As they danced a pavane, she smiled up at him and acknowledged, “I desire to thanks, monsieur le duc, on your care of my husband final summer time.