The Roots of Betrayal by James Forrester

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review

The blood and gore are horrific...Yet real fighting must have been much as Forrester describes it—violent and cringe-worthy, not romantic. A winner for any reader who loves historical, action-packed novels.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

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

 

About James Forrester

See more books from this Author
James Forrester is a pen name for historian Dr Ian Mortimer. Dr Mortimer is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Honorary Research Fellow at Exeter University and the author of four medieval biographies for Jonathan Cape: The Greatest Traitor: the Life of Sir Roger Mortimer; The Perfect King: The Life of Edward III; The Fears of Henry IV and 1415: Henry V's Year of Glory. He is also the author of The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England. Ian Mortimer was awarded the Alexander Prize by the Royal Historical Society for his work on the social history of medicine. He lives with his wife and three children on the edge of Dartmoor.
 
Published May 7, 2013 by Sourcebooks Landmark. 448 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for The Roots of Betrayal
All: 1 | Positive: 1 | Negative: 0

Kirkus

Excellent
on Feb 18 2013

The blood and gore are horrific...Yet real fighting must have been much as Forrester describes it—violent and cringe-worthy, not romantic. A winner for any reader who loves historical, action-packed novels.

Read Full Review of The Roots of Betrayal | See more reviews from Kirkus

Reader Rating for The Roots of Betrayal
90%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 18 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×