By Anne O'Brien
'Anne O’Brien has joined the particular membership of good historic novelists.’ - Sunday Express
Her route to the throne is paved with treason… 1330.
Philippa of Hainault could be married to King Edward III yet she’s penniless and powerless. England quivers within the clutches of the Dowager Queen Isabella and her darkly formidable lover Lord Mortimer whereas her husband rots in reformatory, a prisoner at Mortimer’s hand. it is going to take a brave younger guy to emerge from the shadows and stand up in contrast ambitious pair.
Philippa won’t chill out and spot Edward puppeteered. She is set to determine justice performed. It’s her phrases whispered into the younger King Edward’s ear that might see the conflict for England’s throne commence.
Mightier have fallen. Treason threatens. The victor’s prize is England…failure is death.
It’s a strong union that ties Philippa and Edward during this darkly beautiful brief tale yet will it usually be so?
Praise for Anne O’Brien:
‘One of the easiest writers around…she outdoes even Philippa Gregory’ The Sun
‘Her writing is highly evocative of the time period… O’Brien has produced an epic story’ Historical Novel Society
‘Anne O’Brien’s novels supply a voice to the “silent” ladies of history’ Yorkshire Post
‘Once back O’Brien proves herself a medieval heritage magician, conjuring up a scorching, sweeping story’ Lancashire night Post
‘An intriguing and fascinating tale of affection and historic politics. If you take pleasure in Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir you will adore Anne O'Brien’ We Love This Book
‘A brilliantly researched and well-told tale; you won’t be capable of placed this e-book down’ Candis
‘A fast paced ancient drama that's choked with suspense.’ Essentials
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Extra resources for The Uncrowned Queen (Short story prequel to The King's Concubine)
Problem Mortimer sooner than he had the load of help to take action successfully? sign up for Kent on the way to liberate his father – an attempt that may successfully smash his personal place as king, while tarnishing past redemption the face of divine monarchy and throwing England into chaos? It used to be all out of my palms and, along with, Edward was once his personal guy. ‘The King will act as he sees healthy, my girl. ’ It was once as a lot a reprimand as I had ever had from Walter. Edward and that i shared his allegiance both now, it appeared. yet I held onto Walter’s arm sooner than he fastened. ‘Of path he'll. yet watch him besides, Walter. For my sake in addition to his. ’ bankruptcy 4 I attended a Mass to mark my passing into the enclosed global the place i might supply start. All, in any case, was once as culture demanded it, even the wine and spices, paid for by way of Edward’s gold. This first-born royal baby needs to be born in a mystic and sacred demeanour. i used to be enveloped in a claustrophobic global, in influence a womb, as my baby used to be enclosed in mine. The servants I took with me have been girls, enjoyable the jobs frequently apportioned to males. All males have been barred from my presence till the kid was once born and that i was once churched to permit me to come back to the surface international. And the luxuriously ready chambers, the place i might stay for the weeks of ready? They weren't sumptuous in any respect. Her provides as empty as a tithe barn in a famine yr, Isabella had supplied no furniture of any description. I despatched girl Katherine, observed by means of Walter to do the heavy paintings earlier than he left, to purloin what they can from any rarely-used chamber the place their depredations wouldn't be spotted. And what a strange choice they garnered! lots of the hangings depicted bloodshed and looking, which would now not be applicable for a royal beginning, yet at the least a few full of life beating had got rid of lots of the dirt. My mattress hide had a lurid illustration of a dollar being torn aside via a pack of alaunts. i didn't investigate cross-check rigorously for the moth. So there I sat, woman Katherine supplying my specifications past the locked doorways, my younger valet Thomas stationed open air the door to hold these requests on and file again whatever i would want to know. Oh, i used to be uninterested in my state of no activity by means of the top of the 1st week. Books, strangely, held no charm for me and sewing was once simply whatever to do to maintain my fingers busy. My brain used to be faraway from Woodstock, and that i was once afraid. I fretted. I paced up to i'll till my ever-swollen ankles drove me to mattress. And nonetheless I fretted as my brain used to be loose to contemplate the hazards that Edward needs to face. His place used to be deplorable, and all created via Mortimer. What if …? If one idea begun with that hopeless query, it used to be extra like a ranking. What if Kent’s uprising succeeded and the previous king, Edward II, was once restored to his crown? good if that was once so, then Mortimer could definitely hold. As for Isabella, i used to be as uncertain as Edward was once of her reconciliation along with her husband. i might bet on a quick divorce for the Dowager Queen and an enforced remain in a nunnery for the remainder of her existence.