Keeper of the King's Secrets
A priceless jewel. A royal court rife with intrigue. A secret deal, where the price of truth could come too high . . . The personal artist to King Henry Tudor, Susanna Horenbout is sought by the queen and ladies of the court for her delicate, skilled portraits. But now someone from her past is... show more
A priceless jewel. A royal court rife with intrigue. A secret deal, where the price of truth could come too high . . . The personal artist to King Henry Tudor, Susanna Horenbout is sought by the queen and ladies of the court for her delicate, skilled portraits. But now someone from her past is pulling her into a duplicitous game where the consequence of failure is war. Soon, Susanna and her betrothed, the King’s most dangerous courtier, are unraveling a plot that would shatter Europe. And at the heart of it is a magnificent missing diamond. . . . With John Parker at her side, Susanna searches for the diamond and those responsible for its theft, their every step dogged by a lethal assassin. Finding the truth means plunging into the heart of the court’s most bitter infighting, surviving the harrowing labyrinth of Fleet Prison—and then coming face-to-face with the most dangerous enemy of all.
Publish date: April 3rd 2012
Publisher: Gallery Books
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
Series: Susanna Horenbout and John Parker (#2)
Although I am so interested in history I do not read historical fiction books a lot. I just don't know many books in that genre that are actually good. The most historical fiction books I have read are Michelle Diener's books and oh how I love her writing and storytelling. It's more than amazing to ...
Another great read! Just bouht the last book by Miss Diener to read, then my binge is finished :) Review coming...
Michelle Diener set the bar high in her debut book, In a Treacherous Court This time we're not getting to know Susanna and John. They're involved and the romance is less the journey to love than the journey of adjusting to what loving one another means -- in this case, with John being who he is, tha...
When I first saw this book, I immediately clicked the link. I was like, oh my lord. Pretty cover, gorgeous cover! I love books set in the Medieval period. I really want to read this.
My thoughts:This book is a mix of things, first we have historical fiction, and it feels to be on the lighter side, then we got a bit of romance. But most of the book is suspense/mystery. And it certainly works well, set in Tudor England as it is and filled with court intrigues. The book is part 2 o...