Publication Date: 14/01/2016 ISBN: 9780099585886 Category:

Kingmaker: Broken Faith

Toby Clements

Publisher: Cornerstone
Publication Date: 14/01/2016 ISBN: 9780099585886 Category:
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‘An enthralling adventure story, honest and powerful. The Wars of the Roses are imagined here with energy, with ferocity, with hunger to engage the reader.’ Hilary Mantel

‘An enthralling adventure story, honest and powerful. The Wars of the Roses are imagined here with energy, with ferocity, with hunger to engage the reader.’ Hilary Mantel

October, 1463

England is a divided nation. In the north, the Lancastrian king struggles to hold power, while in the south, the princes of the house of York prepare for war.

Across this land, pursued by the Church and the Law, a young man, Thomas, and a young woman, Katherine, make their way, bearing proof of a secret both sides will kill to learn.

Bent on revenge for a past outrage, Thomas and Katherine journey to the mighty castle of Bamburgh to join a weakening king as he marshals his army to take up arms in one of the most savage civil wars in history: the Wars of the Roses.

‘Searingly good.’ Sunday Times

‘Immersive’ The Times

‘Evocative and direct’ Independent

Publisher Review

"Toby Clements is an exceptionally good writer. His debut was a tour de force. His second novel outdoes that, bringing new depth to his characters, and continuing his vivid, blood-soaked insight into the real, grim, ghastly, and occasionally glorious human cost of the Wars of the Roses. This is history in the raw: powerful, potent stuff, always real, but always gloriously unpredictable. This is a gem of a book, one of my must-reads for this year." * Manda Scott * "This is a miserable, vicious world, vividly recreated by Clements. Immersive historical fiction at its best." * The Times * "The book glides along effortlessly, it's a simple excellent love story, bursting with action, intrigue and history. a real contender for book of the year." * Parmenion Books * "It's raw and heart-rending... A searing narrative that will definitely stay with you after you've closed the book." * Fantasy Smorgasboard * "It's raw and heart-rending... A searing narrative that will definitely stay with you after you've closed the book." * Fantasy Smorgasboard *

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