The Uncrowned Queen (Short story prequel to The King's Concubine)

The Uncrowned Queen (Short story prequel to The King's Concubine)

Anne O'Brien


'Anne O’Brien has joined the unique membership of good historic novelists.’ - Sunday Express

Her route to the throne is paved with treason… 1330.

Philippa of Hainault might be married to King Edward III yet she’s penniless and powerless. England quivers within the clutches of the Dowager Queen Isabella and her darkly bold lover Lord Mortimer whereas her husband rots in prison, a prisoner at Mortimer’s hand. it's going to take a brave younger guy to emerge from the shadows and stand up in contrast ambitious pair.

Philippa won’t chill out and notice Edward puppeteered. She is decided to work out justice performed. It’s her phrases whispered into the younger King Edward’s ear that might see the conflict for England’s throne commence.

Mightier have fallen. Treason threatens. The victor’s prize is England…failure is death.

It’s a robust union that ties Philippa and Edward during this darkly eye-catching brief tale yet will it usually be so?

Praise for Anne O’Brien:

‘One of the simplest writers around…she outdoes even Philippa GregoryThe Sun

‘Her writing is highly evocative of the time period… O’Brien has produced an epic story’ Historical Novel Society

Anne O’Brien’s novels provide a voice to the “silent” ladies of historyYorkshire Post

‘Once back O’Brien proves herself a medieval background magician, conjuring up a scorching, sweeping storyLancashire night Post

‘An fascinating and interesting tale of affection and historic politics. If you take pleasure in Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir you will adore Anne O'BrienWe Love This Book

‘A brilliantly researched and well-told tale; you won’t be ready to placed this booklet downCandis

‘A fast paced old drama that's jam-packed with suspense.’ Essentials

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