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Monday, October 15, 2012

Giveaway: Sacred Treason by James Forrester

Have you heard of the new novel, Sacred Treason by James Forrester yet?  Well if you haven't, read on and then decide if you want to enter the giveaway for a copy of the book.

London, December 1563. England is a troubled nation. Catholic plots against the young Queen Elizabeth spring up all over the country. At his house in the parish of St Bride, the herald William Harvey – known to everyone as Clarenceux - receives a book from his friend and fellow Catholic, Henry Machyn. But Machyn is in fear of his life, claiming that the book is deadly... What secret can it hold? And then Clarenceux is visited by the State in the form of Francis Walsingham and his ruthless enforcers, who will stop at nothing to gain possession of it. If Clarenceux and his family are to survive the terror of Walsingham, and to plead with the queen’s Secretary of State Sir William Cecil for their lives, Clarenceux must solve the clues contained in the book to unlock its dangerous secrets before it’s too late. And when he does, he realizes that it's not only his life and the lives of those most dear to him that are at stake...

James Forrester is the penname for historian Dr. Ian Mortimer who has written such books as The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England and The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England.  This novel, A Sacred Treason was released October 1st by Sourcebooks.

Want to enter the giveaway?  Fill out the Rafflecopter below to enter.  Last day to enter is October 27th.  Giveaway is open to those residing in the USA and Canada.  

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The other stops on this blog tour are as listed below:

10/15: Maiden’s Court - Here!!!
10/16: Book Journey
10/22: Broken Teepee
10/24: Radiant Light

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  1. Sounds great! I'm always all about the historical fiction! Thanks for the giveaway! :D

  2. Thanks for the giveaway. This one is on my wish list and I'm really looking forward to reading it.

  3. Hi Heather!

    I noticed right away that the first sentence about Shared Treason started out with "London, December 1563. England is a troubled nation. Catholic plots against the young Queen Elizabeth spring up all over the country." That one line really caught my attention because 1563 was also the year that the plague outbreak claimed 80,000 people in Elizabethan England. In London alone, over 20,000 people died of the disease.

    To think of the challenges that the young Queen faced is a challenge to even imagine.

    Sacred Treason is definately a book that both my husband and I are looking forward to reading. I was thrilled to find out on Amazon that Mr. Forrester also has two additional books in this series.

    This is a book that anyone interested in reading historical fiction and loves Elizabeth era of reign is sure to enjoy!


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