Winter King: Murder in Henry's Court

Winter King Murder in Henry s Court Henry Tudor is in the winter of his reign He is without a male heir and the future of the English throne hangs in the balance Powerful men such as Cromwell Lord Percy and the Dukes of Norfolk and S

  • Title: Winter King: Murder in Henry's Court
  • Author: Anne Stevens
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 389
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Henry Tudor is in the winter of his reign He is without a male heir, and the future of the English throne hangs in the balance Powerful men, such as Cromwell, Lord Percy and the Dukes of Norfolk and Suffolk vie for power Into this world rides Captain Will Draper, a soldier fresh from the wars, and with an important message Cardinal Wolsey is dead Intrigue follows intrHenry Tudor is in the winter of his reign He is without a male heir, and the future of the English throne hangs in the balance Powerful men, such as Cromwell, Lord Percy and the Dukes of Norfolk and Suffolk vie for power Into this world rides Captain Will Draper, a soldier fresh from the wars, and with an important message Cardinal Wolsey is dead Intrigue follows intrigue, and Will finds himself in a race to uncover a murderer The politics and chicanery of court life threaten to ruin his investigation, and leave the way clear for the most heinous crime of all This is the debut novel of Anne Stevens, and captures Tudor England in all its moods Palaces, fine houses, Bawds, rich nobles and the poorest, all mingle to create an atmospheric book that entwines historical fact with fast paced fiction Winter King is a whodunnit not to be missed.

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    1. I found this book to be loads better than most other historical fiction based during the Tudor era. Despite the Philippa Gregory and even worse authors littering this genre, there are a few good authors here and there. I liked Stevens' writing and I liked the premise. But I didn't really buy the story itself, and hence the two stars.Will Draper is a bounty hunter in Ireland. He quickly grows tired of the harsh life and decides he wants to see England. Fate brings him to Thomas Cromwell, just as [...]

    2. There are many things wrong with this book: the use of present tense is somewhat discordant, there are numerous grammar and punctuation errors and a few non-sequiturs in the plot - how, for instance, does the Duke of Suffolk ask a question having been ordered from the room two pages earlier? - not to mention the brain-dazzling speed with which a total unknown can enter the household of the ever wary Thomas Cromwell, rise to giddy heights of power and favour with both Cromwell and his hugely untr [...]

    3. Good read indeedAn excellent mystery with a forthright main character who has intellect as well as fighting ability, solving the crime of murder in trying circumstances.

    4. Great read. The history and the fiction blend beautifully, and the whole is shot through with humour. The author has a way with her that keeps the story bouncing along, Apart from the expected historical characters, she introduces an array of fictional people, who are well crafted. The fight scenes are brutal, and well written, and the interplay between Cromwell and the king is touching, and very human.In a better time, Cromwell would have been a better man. Once started, it is almost impossible [...]

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