In Defense of the Queen

In Defense of the Queen


By (author) Michelle Diener


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  • Publisher: Michelle Diener
  • Format: Paperback | 307 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 214mm x 22mm | 440g
  • Publication date: 30 July 2013
  • ISBN 10: 0987417649
  • ISBN 13: 9780987417640
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 593,903

Product description

An artist never betrays her patron . . . especially one of the world's most powerful kings. Susanna Horenbout has learned this lesson from the cradle. But when she receives a letter from her father telling her to do just that, she faces a dilemma. Betray Henry VIII, or carry out the request of her father's employer, Margaret of Austria, and pass secret information to Henry's queen, Katherine of Aragon. Caught between the machinations of her husband and her nephew, the Emperor Charles, Queen Katherine needs all the allies she can get. But what can Susanna really do to help her, and even if she does, will it be enough? Susanna and her betrothed, Parker--one of Henry's most trusted courtiers--balance on the knife's edge of treason as they try to make sense of both international and domestic conspiracies. Sometimes, it's better the enemy you know . . .

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Author information

Michelle Diener writes historical fiction. Her Susanna Horenbout & John Parker series, set in the court of Henry VIII, includes In a Treacherous Court and Keeper of the King's Secrets, with In Defense of the Queen set for a 1 August release. Michelle's other historical novels include Daughter of the Sky, The Emperor's Conspiracy and Banquet of Lies, which will release on October 22nd, 2013. Michelle was born in London, grew up in South Africa and currently lives in Australia with her husband and two children.