Friday, October 26, 2012

Book Giveaway: "Sacred Treason" by James Forrester

From the Publisher: The romance and intrigue of Tudor England didn’t end with Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Elizabeth I was constantly wary of plots against her reign, especially from Catholic followers of her sister, Mary. But how far would she go to secure her place on the throne?

 Inspired by real documents discovered in the British National Archives, the book was published in the U.K. to wide acclaim. Philippa Gregory, author of The Other Boleyn Girl, said, “I like this novel intensely. … James Forrester captures the sights, smells and dangers of Tudor England and tells a gripping story.” Sourcebooks is excited to be releasing Sacred Treason for the first time in the U.S. and Canada.

It’s 1563, and rumors against the young Queen Elizabeth have plunged the country in a state of fear and suspicion. Despite being descended from treasonous Catholic lineage, William Harley has managed to earn the high-ranking position in the queen’s court, until a late-night knock on the door changes his life.

A friend visits William, begging him to hide a puzzling manuscript. It seems harmless, but as William begins to unravel the clues inside, he realizes that he’s been entrusted with a dangerous secret about the queen’s mother, Anne Boleyn – one that could tear his family, and the country, apart.

James Forrester (pen name of prominent British historian Ian Mortimer) evokes all of the passion and intrigue of a consistently spell-binding era pairing fiction with deft historical aptitude. While I haven't quite finished this novel (I'm a tad behind on my reading), what I have read has been exceptionally compelling.  I very much enjoy fiction set in this time period and anyone who is a fan of Philippa Gregory and Hilary Mantel will not be disappointed.  I am pleased to offer a COPY of SACRED TREASON to one reader in Canada or the US.  Simply tell me why you love Tudor History in the comments section below and I will randomly draw a name.

Please visit the other tour stops:
10/11: Turning the Pages
10/12: Laura’s Reviews
10/14: The Girdle of Melian
10/15: Maiden’s Court
10/16: Book Journey
10/22: Broken Teepee
10/24: Radiant Light

visit James Forrester on the web


Gina said...

Sounds good! You can't beat the Tudors for drama, intrigue, and general mayhem!

Unknown said...

Oh, this sounds like fun! I love the endless drama and intrigue that goes hand in hand with this time period.

Charity said...

Why do I love Tudor history? Because fact is more fascinating than fiction, because Katharine of Aragon was truly magnificent, because Anne Boleyn was a first-class tart, and because Henry finally lived out the prophecy of a priest -- the dogs licked up his blood.

Although I must say, having Philippa Gregory compliment a Tudor book is the kiss of death in my view. CAN'T. STAND. HER. =D

Angela - Bookaunt said...

I like Tudor history because I find it interesting the way they lived and how things were done. It seems there was lots of drama back then.

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