Fatal Throne by Candace Fleming

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The tragic lives of Henry VIII and his six wives are reimagined by seven acclaimed and bestselling authors in this riveting novel, perfect for fans of Wolf Hall and Netflix's The Crown.

He was King Henry VIII, a charismatic and extravagant ruler obsessed with both his power as king and with siring a male heir.

They were his queens--six ill-fated women, each bound for divorce, or beheading, or death.

Watch spellbound as each of Henry's wives attempts to survive their unpredictable king and his power-hungry court. See the sword flash as fiery Anne Boleyn is beheaded for adultery. Follow Jane Seymour as she rises from bullied court maiden to beloved queen, only to die after giving birth. Feel Catherine Howard's terror as old lovers resurface and whisper vicious rumors to Henry's influential advisors. Experience the heartache of mothers as they lose son after son, heir after heir.

Told in stirring first-person accounts, Fatal Throne is at once provocative and heartbreaking, an epic tale that is also an intimate look at the royalty of the most perilous times in English history.

Who's Who:

M. T. Anderson - Henry VIII
Candace Fleming - Katharine of Aragon
Stephanie Hemphill - Anne Boleyn
Lisa Ann Sandell - Jane Seymour
Jennifer Donnelly - Anna of Cleves
Linda Sue Park - Catherine Howard
Deborah Hopkinson - Kateryn Parr

A fascinating collection of stories written by some of the best writers we have in YA today as they tell the tales of King Henry VIII’s six wives. Each queen is compelling and her story is told in a unique and captivating voice, with a rebuttal from King Henry written by National Book Award Winner M.T. Anderson. Well researched and incredibly executed, this narrative holds your attention from the beginning to the end.

It was very easy to become absorbed in the lives of these poor women and the fate we all know would befall them.

I have always been a fan of The House of Tudor, and King Henry VIII, although a jerk, has always been a fascinating historical figure to me. “Fatal Throne” delivers a historical fiction that both a beginner and an expert on The Tudors will enjoy.