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A Queen's Spy Plus Free Copy of The Tudor Heresy

The Tudor Mystery Trials Series
Narrated by: Alex Lancer
Series: The Tudor Mystery Trials, Book 0.5-1
Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
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Meet Richard Fitzwarren - an anti-hero with a dubious past, questionable morals, but unswerving loyalties - free copy of series introduction.

Jack Fitzwarren, Richard’s displaced bastard brother, seeks a place at his brother’s side. Impulsive and hot-headed, his attempts to gain his brother’s acceptance and approval often end badly. Finally they are brought head to head when Richard tries to foil a plot against Elizabeth I. 

Can Jack murder his brother to save a woman he’s never met?

Will Richard accept his fate and fight? Or will he run? 

As Tudor England erupts following the death of Edward VI, can one young spy protect his queen? International best-selling author Sam Burnell takes us deep into the treacherous world of powerful monarchs, intrigue, murder, and treason with this magnificent new epic, A Queen’s Spy

In 1553, England is torn apart by religious conflict. Power shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, royalty and commoners clash, testing friendship, loyalty, and brotherly love.  

Richard Fitzwarren, caught in the middle of a cruel family feud, wants nothing more than to make his own way in the world. A childhood friend of the Princess Elizabeth, he cannot forget his loyalty in her time of need. Pressured by her sister, Mary, Elizabeth’s continued existence remains precarious throughout her reign. The divide between Catholic Mary and Anne Boleyn’s Protestant daughter Elizabeth is a deep one.  

©2017 Sam Burnell (P)2018 Sam Burnell

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“It combines murder, mystery, and intrigue in a most masterful way.” (Rita Kroon, author of Letters from the Past)

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Great Characters

The brothers are great, they arguments jump out at you, and the dialogue between Richard and Jack is often so funny I found myself laughing out loud – a bit embarrassing when you are the northern line on the London Underground. It would make a great BBC drama – you never know!

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Twist and Turns

The plot is crisp and well written and by George it is complicated. No sooner do you think you know where it is going that the rug is firmly pulled out from under you and it shifts and sets off in a totally different direction. Loved it though and it kept my attention.

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Elizabethan Fiction

Elizabethan fiction might actually not be strictly true as this tale takes place very soon after the death of Henry VIII when his young ill son, Edward, takes the throne of England, and the Seymour bothers – Thomas and Edward are vying for control of the throne. Catherine Parr marries Thomas and he sees himself very much as a King in waiting, married now as he is to England’s ex-Queen.

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Tudor History novel

This is the first two instalments of the Tudor Mystery Trials series. The first is a short intro that very much sets the scene and introduces some of the main characters. One of the most interesting characters however, Jack, does not appear until the start of A Queen’s Spy – when the two brother’s finally get together the sparks really do start to fly, in more ways than one. Their difficult relationship is the main focus of this novel.