The England of King Richard III
1483: the country has a new king – a mere boy – but who is to rule the kingdom until he comes of age?
Harry, Duke of Buckingham, faces an invidious choice: support the White Queen, Elizabeth Woodville, or back his cousin, Richard, Duke of Gloucester. Whatever he decides will make him a traitor to someone. Meanwhile, with royal blood pulsing in his veins, he has his own dreams.
Eloquent, handsome and as two-sided as a dagger blade, Harry knows it will take a man of exceptional cunning to play the powerbroker of the realm. Does he have what it takes? He thinks he does, but time is short and danger everywhere.
But can you believe everything that Harry tells you? Is he a true villain or a perfect friend?
In this novel of ruthless political intrigue, award-winning novelist Isolde Martyn draws out from the shadows two of history’s most enigmatic men: King Richard III and the cousin he trusts beyond all others.