A new novel by bestselling author and historian, Alison Weir
Alison Weir lives and works in Surrey. Her non-fiction books include The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Children of England, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henry VIII- King and Court, Mary, Queen of Scots, Katherine Swynford and Elizabeth of York. Her novels include Innocent Traitor, The Lady Elizabeth and A Dangerous Inheritance.
Weir's fourth work of historical fiction (after Captive Queen) will leave readers craving more. This fantastic novel revolves around the dark role played by the Tower of London in the lives of four royal prisoners: -Katherine Haute (bastard daughter of Richard, Duke of Gloucester), Lady Katherine Grey (sister to the nine-day Queen Jane), and the boy princes Edward and Richard. Weir follows the two "Kates" from their momentous beginnings, the former when her father becomes king and the latter when her sister is crowned queen, to their inglorious ends after the social fall and demise of their families. Tying the two stories together is the women's desire to know what truly happened to the "princes in the tower," imprisoned there by their uncle, Richard III. VERDICT With its evident in-depth research and creative twists, this tale of two women trying to make sense of the power of the English crown, particularly as it relates to their own fate, is nothing short of riveting. [Academic and library marketing-Ed.]-Audrey M. Jones, Arlington, VA (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
"Stunning ... spine-tingling ... A richly layered cake of love, sex, danger, death and mystery" Sunday Express