The Roots of Betrayal

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Sourcebooks Landmark, 2013 - Fiction - 483 pages
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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

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'In that one thing--hope--we are brothers' ...poignant words between Clarenceux and raw Carew, pirate extraordinaire, at their last moment together. Just prior to this Clarenceux declares the family ... Read full review

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The Roots of Betrayal is the second book of a trilogy surrounding a secret document that could bring down Queen Elizabeth I. William Harley, also known as Clarenceux is the current keeper of the ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

James Forrester is the pen name of the historian Dr. Ian Mortimer. Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and winner of its Alexander Prize for his work on social history, he is the author of four highly acclaimed medieval biographies and the Sunday Times bestsellers The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England and The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England. He lives with his wife and three children in the Southwest of England.

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