Publication Date: May 19, 2015
eBook; ASIN: B00X806742
Genre: Historical Fiction
The last hour of Anne Boleyn’s life…
Court intrigue, revenge and all the secrets of the last hour are revealed as one queen falls and another rises to take her place on destiny’s stage.
A young Anne Boleyn arrives at the court of King Henry VIII. She is to be presented at the Shrovetide pageant, le Château Vert. The young and ambitious Anne has no idea that a chance encounter before the pageant will lead to her capturing the heart of the king. What begins as a distraction becomes his obsession and leads to her destruction.
Love, hate, loyalty and betrayal come together in a single dramatic moment… the execution of a queen. The history of England will be changed for ever.
Praise for Phoenix Rising“Compelling, captivating and moving.” Claire Ridgway, The Anne Boleyn Files
“Thought provoking, esoteric and heart wrenching.” – R.J.Askew, blogger, reviewer, author and journalist
Phoenix Rising Available at Amazon
As the last minutes of Anne Boleyn's life draw to a close, the decisions that she made and the actions of those around the doomed Queen come together to fulfill a prophecy told in the stars. From Lady Bliant, the woman who drew up the star chart for the best day for Anne's life to be taken, to King Henry who once loved her, to the year-old Daughter that she left behind and Queen Anne herself, all of the players in Anne's life examine how they have come to the the point where Anne's star will fave and Jane will rise like a phoenix in her place.
This novella concentrates on the last hour of Queen Anne Boleyn's life and is a quick must-read for any Tudor fans. Split into twelve sections, like the star chart that foretold her last day, twelve points of view are brought to light. As I have read in many other books, Queen Anne's deportment approaching the day was very composed throughout the last minutes of her life. However, in this version Anne's inner thoughts on the matter are revealed. I enjoyed her recounting her first memories of meeting King Henry and where it all went wrong. I also enjoyed reading from King Henry's perspective about the whole ordeal and his conflicting views at the time. The views of Anne's mother, the Princess Elizabeth, Jane Seymour, Thomas Cromwell and the swordsman rounded out the story and gave Anne's final moments depth and meaning.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.
Deb Hunter publishes as Hunter S. Jones. Her best-selling novel, “September Ends” won awards for Best Independently Published Novel and Best Romance, based on its unique blending of poetry and prose. Her story “The Fortune Series” received best-selling status on Amazon in the Cultural Heritage and Historical Fiction categories. She has been published by H3O Eco mag, LuxeCrush, Chattanooga Times-Free Press, and is now a freelance contributor for the Atlanta Journal Constitution. She has recently been accepted into the prestigious Rivendell Writers Colony. Her arts, music and culture blogs on ExpatsPost.com are filled with eclectic stories regarding music, writing, the arts and climate awareness. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her Scottish born husband. Her undergrad degree is in History with an emphasis on the English Renaissance and Reformation.
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