Blood's Game: In the court of Charles II fortune favours the bold . . . But one false step could prove fatal (Hardback)
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Blood's Game: In the court of Charles II fortune favours the bold . . . But one false step could prove fatal (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 05/10/2017
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE HWA SHARPE BOOKS GOLD CROWN AWARD. THE THRILLING NEW SERIES FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE 'OUTLAW CHRONICLES'. PERFECT FOR FANS OF BERNARD CORNWELL AND CONN IGGULDEN. AFTER THE TUDORS CAME THE STUARTS . . . London, Winter 1670. Holcroft Blood has entered the employ of the Duke of Buckingham, one of the most powerful men in the kingdom after the king. It is here that his education really begins. With a gift for numbers and decoding ciphers, Holcroft soon proves invaluable to the Duke, but when he's pushed into a betrayal he risks everything for revenge. His father, Colonel Thomas Blood, has fallen on hard times. A man used to fighting, he lives by his wits and survives by whatever means necessary. When he's asked to commit treason by stealing the crown jewels, he puts himself and his family in a dangerous situation - one that may end at the gallows. As the machinations of powerful men plot to secure the country's future, both father and son must learn what it is to survive in a more dangerous battlefield than war - the court of King Charles II.

Publisher: Zaffre Publishing
ISBN: 9781785762048
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 524 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 31 mm


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Angus Donald is a proper story-teller and Blood's Game is a full-throated adventure following a flesh and blood cast of engaging characters as they cross and double-cross each other around a convincingly-depicted Restoration London * S. G. MacLean *
He [Angus Donald] brings the story to a very satisfying and tense conclusion, in a book with action and humour aplenty, setting the scene for what i feel will be a truly excellent series in the future . . . book two cannot come soon enough for me. Bravo Angus . . . loved this book * Parmenion Books *
A stand-out historical adventure . . . Marvellous characters and a thrilling plot as the interests of father and son collide * The Times, review in Best Historical Fiction of the Year *
This entertaining adventure is populated by some of the most celebrated personalities of the day * Daily Express *
Donald relates the adventures of the two Bloods with relish. Both characters are instantly engaging - the reprobate Blood and the bemused Holcroft. This tale is ideal for fans of historical adventure * Sunday Times *
Blood's Game is a thoroughly entertaining historical romp, packed full of some brilliantly colourful characters. Holcroft Blood is such a strong character and his future is an exciting one and I can't wait to follow it as he takes us away from the court of Charles II and onto the battlefield * For Winter Nights *
Angus Donald kicked off a new series with the utterly delicious Blood's Game - the adventures of a young and peculiar hero in the court of Charles II. * The History Girls, included in the books of the year roundup *
A hugely entertaining historical adventure that simply thrums with life. * Historical Novel Society *
Written with wit, joy and charm, there's danger, skulduggery and drama aplenty to enjoy in this first outing for what promises to be another rip-roaring Angus Donald historical odyssey * Lancashire Evening Post *

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“Excellent!!”

I've just spent the last few days in 1670 and absolutely loved it! I was transported to 17th century London with its salubrious sights and very dubious smells, I had an audience with King Charles II in the... More

Hardback edition
19th September 2017
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“Great storytelling”

For this historical adventure Angus Donald takes what he accurately describes as the “cracking story” of Thomas Blood’s theft of the crown jewels, and tells it with great gusto and skill.
The tale is enhanced by the... More

Hardback edition
18th September 2017
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“Captivating”

This is a book that is set in King Charls II reign, about a 'traitor' named Blood, and his two sons, Tom and Holcroft. The first page immediately captivates you, and as you reade further and... More

Hardback edition
15th September 2017
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