Renaissance Historical Fiction
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by Nell Gavin
Threads, a reincarnation fantasy, opens with Anne’s execution. Her fury at her husband’s betrayal has enough momentum to survive centuries, but in Threads she learns that she has been assigned a hard task: she must review their history together through a number of past lives, and find it within herself to forgive him. This may prove difficult and take some time. The husband in question is Henry Tudor, the notorious Henry VIII. The narrator is the stubborn, volatile Anne Boleyn, who is not at all inclined to forgive. (approx. 120,000 words)
The daughter of a prophet and the child slave of Spanish adventurer Hernan Cortes, the life of the Aztec princess Malinali is one of the most enduring legends of Mexico. Reviled by some as a traitor responsible for the destruction of the Indians, worshiped by others as a heroine and symbolic mother of the nation, hers is the most extraordinary story in the history of the Americas. The legendary Aztec civilization is here brought to life in blazing colour, as the author traces the story of the enigmatic Malinali who held for a moment the future of an entire country in her hands. (approx. 126,000 words)
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He had everything a man might dream of; wealth, power and the choice of hundreds of the most beautiful women in his Empire.
He gave them all up for just one.
This is the astonishing true story of Suleiman, the one they called the Magnificent, and the woman he loved. (approx. 68,000 words)
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This is the astonishing conclusion to the story begun in HAREM; from the shadowed cloister of the seraglio to the mountain fastnesses of Persia; from the private steam baths of pashas to the dusty battlefields of the steppe; from the Sultan’s palace to the midnight docks at Galata this is a tale of vengeance and devotion, ruthlessness and compassion, as astounding as it is true. (approx. 76,000 words)
‘If you haven’t read one of Colin Falconer’s novels, then I promise you are in for a real roller-coaster ride …’ – History and Women
A lost ancient treasure. A 100 year family feud. A woman who must choose between two men: One bound by a dying wish, the other by desperation. And a passion richer than the bloodstone pendant she wears around her neck. As spirited and stalwart as any man, the brazen Countess Morena is betrothed to the impoverished, black-hearted Count Ernesto. Morena meets her match when Amoro, the handsome and brash heir to the Duchy of Genoa, swears an oath upon his father’s grave to claim her as his bride and end the feud between their families. Soon, Amoro’s virile charm awakens the passion in her steadfast heart. But a treacherous plot ensnares them. (approx. 92,000 words)
by Stephanie Cowell
A brilliant but hot-tempered boy grows up as an apprentice in Shakespeare’s theater troupe 1593. His adventures lead him to become a soldier, and, as he grew older, a physician. He encounters Shakespeare, plague, the secret life of the Queen, many loves, marriage and children, the joy of the theatre, and the troubles of war. Yet he never can forget his early call to be a priest until in the depths of losses he cannot face, an unexpected door opens to him at last. The first novel of a trilogy.