The Roots of Betrayal

The Roots of Betrayal

eBook - 2013
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A Wild and Captivating Ride from Bestselling British Author James Forrester: A whale of a yarn...a winner for any reader who loves historical, action-packed novels.?Kirkus Your Choice. Your Faith. Your Fate. 1564: Catholic herald William Harley, known as Clarenceux, guards a highly dangerous document. It's a manuscript he'd rather not have?destruction and death have followed in its wake. But things get much worse when the document is stolen, and he plunges into a nightmare of suspicion, deception, and conspiracy. As England teeters on the brink of a bloody conflict, Clarenceux knows the fate of the country and countless lives hang in the balance. The roots of betrayal are deep and shocking, and the herald's journey toward the truth entails not just the discovery of clues and signs, but also of himself. In this brilliant new Elizabethan conspiracy from the internationally acclaimed author of Sacred Treason, faith and fear stir up a powerful story of loyalty, lies, and secrets. No one can create a sense of historical space as convincingly as [Forrester] does.?The Daily Telegraph
Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, 2013
ISBN: 9781402272707
Branch Call Number: EBOOK FIC FORREST 2013
Characteristics: 1 online resource (pages cm.)


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Aug 23, 2018

I picked this up because I enjoy historical book reads.....and I was severely disappointed by this.

This book seems to messy and all over the place. Nothing seems logical! I got very annoyed with EVERYONE in this book, from Cecil (hello this is the beloved Cecil that I love to read about in other historical fictions, but definitely NOT this!) to Clarenceaux to the pirate.

The bulk of the book had a lot of information to wade through and didn't make it an easy read. I got lost a few times and was a little bored by what was going on. It wasn't until the action scenes that it got interesting, especially when Clarenceaux was in the fort fighting his way out to find Rebecca, who supposedly has the Percy and Boleyn marriage paper.

A lot of backstabbing, plotting and back and forth. Sort of interesting but not a fan of the main characters so I'm not going to pick up any more books with this character in it.


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