The Tyrant's Shadow (Paperback)Antonia Senior (author)
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[Senior's] vivid characters [capture] this chaotic era with a lively sense of how it must have felt to those living through it - The Times
A court without a kingdom, a kingdom without a king...
England, 1652: since Charles I's execution the land has remained untethered, the people longing for change. When Patience Johnson meets preacher Sidrach Simmonds, she believes her destiny is to become his wife and help him spread the Lord's word. Simmonds sees things quite differently.
Patience's brother Will has been bestowed the job of lawyer to Oliver Cromwell. Tasked with aiding England's most powerful man, he must try to overcome his grief after the loss of his wife. Then Sam Challoner, Will's brother-in-law, returns unannounced after years in exile, forcing Will and Patience to question their loyalties: one to a ruler, the other, a spouse. Who do they choose to save? Themselves, their loved ones or their country...
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 258 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm
An extraordinarily good historical novel by an author at the top of her game... If there's any justice in the world, it should be a bestseller. * Andrew Taylor *
Fresh and fearless historical fiction set in a fascinating era. And featuring top swearing. Loved it. * Anna Mazzola *
A satisfying tale of romance, politics and old-fashioned adventure. * Sunday Times (Ireland) *
A terrific read... confidently written * Daily Mail *
Compulsively page-turning and highly recommended * The Historical Novels review/Historical Novel Society *
[Senior's] vivid characters [capture] this chaotic era with a lively sense of how it must have felt to those living through it * The Times *
Compulsively page-turning and highly recommended * Historical Novels Review *
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