The Boleyn Deceit: A Novel (The Boleyn Trilogy)

By Laura Andersen

Perfect for enthusiasts of Philippa Gregory, Alison Weir, and Showtime’s The Tudors, The Boleyn Deceit is the fascinating new novel set within the imagined Tudor court docket of King Henry IX, son of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, who needs to navigate a terrain rife with palace intrigue, coming near near conflict, 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 deal with those that doubt his legitimacy, either in far flung lands and inside 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 less than his formative years pal Minuette, and court docket tongues are wagging. 
 
much more scandalous—and risky, if discovered—is that Minuette’s center and soul belong to Dominic, William’s ally and relied on consultant. Minuette needs to stroll a fragile stability among her suitors, not able to speak in confidence somebody, now not even her pal Elizabeth, William’s sister, who needs to take care of her personal cleaved middle. during this impossible to resist story, the secrets and techniques that everybody retains are sufficient 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] may have sequence fanatics devouring it and rising longing for the final booklet. a good suggestion for Phillippa Gregory fans.”Booklist (starred review)
 
“This pleasing paintings of other historical past bargains lots to enjoy for either enthusiasts of historic romance and people whose ardour is political intrigue. . . . ideal for fanatics of Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir, Andersen’s novel admirably takes creative license with heritage whereas ultimate precise to many points of real-world historical past. . . . [Foreshadows] a captivating end to the trilogy.”Publishers Weekly
 
“An exciting 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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He thought of Northumberland for the distance of 4 gradual breaths, letting the strain construct. “I locate it tough to think that younger Guildford might were so rash of his personal accord. To mattress the girl—yes, he may simply do this. yet to wed her? a woman in line to my throne? i'm wondering the place your son bought the braveness to do this? ” He took excitement in having rattled the in general undaunted Northumberland. “Your Majesty, I guarantee you—” “You’re excused, my lord Northumberland. i've got no extra desire of you at courtroom simply now. you'll go back in case you deliver your son to reply to for his crime. you're unfastened to retreat to whichever domestic you choose—save Syon condominium, clearly. ” It was once a toss-up no matter if the duke could move quietly. He did, after all, shoving his chair again with all of the fury he couldn't provide voice to, and William didn't envy no matter what unfortunate soul could undergo the brunt of Northumberland’s swallowed resentment. the rest of the assembly handed fast, nobody nervous to extra attempt William’s doubtful mood. He quite loved it, whereas he reflected Surrey, who’d had the great feel to not react to Northumberland’s public rebuke. The overdue Duke of Norfolk do not need been so circumspect. even supposing he knew the Howards should be erstwhile neighbors and implacable enemies, William determined that he cherished this younger earl. It appeared Dominic cherished him to boot, for he took numerous mins to talk to him because the privy council was once disregarded. while Surrey had left the room, William referred to as Dominic again. “I desire hardly ever ask for those who believe him,” William stated. Dominic shrugged. “I have noticeable the result of heavy-handed repression. You wouldn’t want a lieutenant at the Welsh border if there hadn’t been such a lot of generations of brutality on each side. ” “The actual hassle with the non secular divide is that even if I punish simple wrongdoing, it will get knotted up with faith. There’s regularly somebody able to flip any state of affairs to their virtue. ” “I think that’s why we have now a king. To style the very unlikely. ” William laughed. “All the extra cause to shop for what books I want, with out meddling from accountants and clerks. ” He checked out Dominic and made his determination instant. “Dom, i would like you to move this fee into court docket spending. Your recommendation i will reside with, for it is going to now not be condescending. Or, at the least, not more so than traditional. I do have one situation. ” “What is that? ” “That you don't protest the cost of any presents i select to provide Minuette. ” Dominic’s expression didn't quite a bit as flicker. “As lengthy as they’re no longer acquired with treasury cash, I promise to chorus from remark. ” Then, rapidly, he replaced the topic. “What made you move after Northumberland this day, after so rigorously maintaining your tongue? ” “A guy who needs to brazenly assault should still take care his personal home is so as first. If Northumberland desires to impress Catholics, he wishes cleanser arms. Don’t you're thinking that he’s the person who manipulated Guildford’s marriage? ” Dominic shrugged. “Possibly. ” “That’s attainable I dislike.

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