Do you love the Tudors?
A Phoenix Rising is Vivienne Brereton’s début novel and the first in a series of Tudor historical romance books entitled The House of the Red Duke.
Set against the backdrop of the extraordinary 1520 ‘Field of Cloth of Gold’, it’s a tale of ambition, love and intrigue, with Thomas Howard at the centre. After a calamitous period of disgrace, the Howards renowned for their good looks and charm, are riding high again at the court of Henry VIII. On either side of the Narrow Sea, four young lives are interwoven. Explosive family secrets are concealed behind the ancient walls of castles in three lands….
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“I really enjoyed it. I sometimes struggle with books written from the point of view of several characters, as this one is, but this one worked quite well because it had to be told from the points of view of different characters because it is spread across several countries – England, France and Scotland. The addition of Tudor recipes was a nice touch, and demonstrated that the writer had really done her research.
Helene Harrison, Tudorblogger