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Betrayal: Historical Stories Kindle Edition
"Loyalty breaks as easily as a silken thread."
Misplaced trust, power hunger, emotional blackmail, and greed haunt twelve characters from post-Roman Britain to the present day. And betrayal by family, lover, comrade can be even more devastating.
Read twelve tales by twelve accomplished writers who explore these historical yet timeless challenges.
AD455—Roman leader Ambrosius is caught in a whirlpool of shifting allegiances
AD940—Alyeva and cleric Dunstan navigate the dangers of the Anglo Saxon court
1185—Knight Stephan fights for comradeship, duty, and honour. But what about love?
1330—The powerful Edmund of Kent enters a tangled web of intrigue
1403—Thomas Percy must decide whether to betray his sovereign or his family
1457—Estelle is invited to the King of Cyprus’s court, but deception awaits
1483—Has Elysabeth made the right decision to bring Prince Edward to London?
1484—Margaret Beaufort contemplates the path to treason
1577—Francis Drake contends with disloyalty at sea
1650—Can James Hart, Royalist highwayman, stop a nemesis destroying his friend?
1718—Pirate Annie Bonny, her lover Calico Jack, and a pirate hunter. Who will win?
1849/present—Carina must discover her ancestor’s betrayer in Italy or face ruin.
“I read this anthology from start to finish in a matter of days…. Each story is gripping.”– Discovering Diamonds Reviews
"Every snippet of a story was a smash hit, but collectively as a whole, this anthology was a triumph. To take twelve different tales that don't have much in common and to join them in a common theme, such as betrayal, is extraordinary." --Adventures of a Tudor Nerd
- ASIN : B08NGJXM6L
- Publisher : Historical Fictioneers (November 13, 2020)
- Publication date : November 13, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 931 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 344 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #9,849 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Fans of historical fiction will find that every one of these stories is a well-told window to a different era, some with historical figures, others with fictional characters. I enjoyed them all tremendously, but one that filled out my knowledge of English history was Anna Belfrage's story of Edmund, the son of Edward I, who was the Earl of Kent. His betrayal and execution would have been momentous at the time, although he's just a footnote in the history books now.
I could go on, but suffice it to say that every one of these stories is well worth reading.
I enjoyed the almost lyrical cadence of these historical fiction stories where language and settings are so appropriate to the chosen era; something only achieved through painstaking research and love of subject. Despite each story’s brevity, the authors skillfully transport the reader into their fictional realm where, alas, murder, mayhem and Betrayal reign.
Kudos to all.
So, why “only” four stars? Four is excellent for an anthology.
I highly recommend you now check out these twelve five-star authors and their works.
Judith Arnopp is a favorite author. ( and the others were great too!) Wishing many of them were longer. Maybe six authors next time?
I am a long-time fan of Alison Morton's ROMA NOVA mystery / thrillers, set in a fictional "modern Rome," so it's not surprising that her story is my favorite in this anthology. However, the 11 other stories introduced me to some "new" authors (new to me) that I will now want to explore.
ENJOY this excellent collection of novellas exploring the theme of "betrayal" and don't forget to write a review!
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The stories you like best will depend on your preferences for writing style and the periods that interest you most; my favourites were House Arrest by Judith Arnopp, about Margaret Beaufort, who is one of my historical heroes—I highly recommend Ms Arnopp's series about her, incidentally—and Love to Hatred Turn'd by Annie Whitehead, set in the 10th century; Ms Whitehead has that knack of making you feel as though you are sitting within the king's great hall in the kingdom of Wessex, as you are reading. I also very much liked All Those Tangled Webs by Anna Belfrage, which covers the time in 1330 just after Edward II had died, and Road to The Tower by Elizabeth St. John, about the lead up to the imprisonment of Princes Edward and Richard, who famously disappeared from the Tower of London.
I bow with respect to all involved. Highly recommended.
Starting with 5th century England ,Derek Birks' ' Death at the Feet of Venus', a tale unfolding amongst the ruins left behind by the Romans. And ends with Alison Morton creator of the 'Roma Nova' series with ' The Idealist', set partly in the 19th century and also in the future, concerning a small Roman republic that survives and changes throughout the centuries. The collection also takes in Elizabeth St John's chilling 'Road to the Tower' , the seizure of power by Richard Duke of Gloucester in 1485, from the point of view Edward V's godmother, Lady Elysabeth Scrape, an ancestor of the author. Cryssa Bazos 'Honour of Thieves, a tale of a Royalist during the English Commonwealth is another highlight, and I could easily review each of the stories on offer. Will be exploring a lot more of these writers' individual works.