The Roots of Betrayal

The Roots of Betrayal

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Catholic herald William Harley, Clarenceux King of Arms, is the custodian of a highly dangerous document. When it is stolen, Clarenceux enters a nightmare of suspicion, deception, and conspiracy. As England teeters on the brink of a bloody conflict, Clarenceux knows the fate of his country and countless lives will be determined by his actions. The roots of betrayal are deep and shocking, and Clarenceux's journey towards the truth entails not just the discovery of clues and signs, but also of himself.
Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks Landmark, c2013.
ISBN: 9781402272691
Branch Call Number: FIC FORRESTER, JAMES
Characteristics: 438 p. : map ; 21 cm.


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Aug 23, 2018

I picked this up because I enjoy historical book reads.....and I was severely disappointed by this.

This book seems to messy and all over the place. Nothing seems logical! I got very annoyed with EVERYONE in this book, from Cecil (hello this is the beloved Cecil that I love to read about in other historical fictions, but definitely NOT this!) to Clarenceaux to the pirate.

The bulk of the book had a lot of information to wade through and didn't make it an easy read. I got lost a few times and was a little bored by what was going on. It wasn't until the action scenes that it got interesting, especially when Clarenceaux was in the fort fighting his way out to find Rebecca, who supposedly has the Percy and Boleyn marriage paper.

A lot of backstabbing, plotting and back and forth. Sort of interesting but not a fan of the main characters so I'm not going to pick up any more books with this character in it.


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