Destined for greatness...tormented by demons. The epic story of Henry VIII’s transformation from a handsome, gifted youth to a murderous, cruel king.Hal is a young man of extraordinary talents, astonishing warrior skills, sharp intelligence, and a fierce sense of honor and virtue. He believes he... show more
Destined for greatness...tormented by demons. The epic story of Henry VIII’s transformation from a handsome, gifted youth to a murderous, cruel king.Hal is a young man of extraordinary talents, astonishing warrior skills, sharp intelligence, and a fierce sense of honor and virtue. He believes he is destined for greatness. His father wishes he would disappear. Haunted by the ghosts of his family’s violent past, Hal embarks on a journey that leads him to absolute power—and brings him face to face with his demons. “History comes alive from the first page to the last” (The Independent) in this fascinating, previously untold story of how a charismatic, athletic young man grew up to become the murderous, vengeful King Henry VIII.
Publish date: August 20th 2013
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
I got this book free at ALA Midwinter.I have to say that I whipsawed back and forth and back again with this book. When I first picked it up I was giddy, elated, crazy to have it in my hand. I'm a bit of a Tudor fan, you see, and this sounded so wonderful I could hardly wait to get home and crack i...
I have no idea how I acquired this book but I almost certainly would never have bought it in a book shop. It reads ok although it tends to get somewhat repetitive. It's a basic and simple story and I've just noticed today that it's a YA/crossover book which would account perhaps for that. As the ...
I wandered into Big W tonight, with 20 minutes to find a book. After wading through the miles of wasted paper in their book section, I came up with this:Dear Big W,YA fiction does not automatically mean 'paranormal romance'.Sincerely,I want to read something GOOD.Finally I found VIII (which, I've no...