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This is the story of Henry VIII from handsome young prince to cruel king. How did this talented skillful warrior turn into a villainous monster? This is historical fiction from a different angle with the tension of a psychological thriller and the eeriness of a ghost story, in a beautiful lavishly produced hardback format.
VIII is the story of Hal: a young, handsome, gifted warrior, who believes he has been chosen to lead his people. But he is plagued by the ghosts of his family's violent past and, once he rises to power, he turns to murder and rapacious cruelty. He is Henry VIII. The Tudors have always captured the popular imagination, but in VIII, Henry is presented fresh for a new generation. H M Castor does for Henry what Hilary Mantel did for Thomas Cromwell - VIII is Wolf Hall for the teen and crossover market. The contemporary, original writing style will have broad appeal and VIII brings the tension of a psychological thriller and the eeriness of a ghost story to historical fiction.
Publication date: 01/10/2011
Publisher: Templar Publishing
|Publication date:||1st October 2011|
|Author:||H. M. Castor|
|Genres:||NewGen - YA Fiction, eBook Favourites,|
|Categories:||Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage),|
H. M. Castor has been obsessed with the Tudors since primary school. She studiedTudor History at Cambridge University, and despite spending time after that doinga variety of jobs – including teaching English in Prague and working as a BeneshMovement Notator for the Royal Ballet – the Tudors have never lost their hold onher. In particular she has been fascinated by the story of Henry VIII. “I’ve read a great deal about his life,” she says, “but still a huge question has remained: just how does this extraordinary boy become one of the most villainous kings ...More About H. M. Castor