The Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

The Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

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Sovereign Power. Eternal Pleasure. Revealed at last in this new vampire saga for the ages: the true, untold story of the "Virgin Queen" and her secret war against the Vampire King of England...On the eve of her coronation, Elizabeth Tudor is summoned to the tomb of her mother, Anne Boleyn, to learn the truth about her bloodline-and her destiny as a Slayer. Born to battle the bloodsucking fiends who ravage the night, and sworn to defend her beloved realm against all enemies, Elizabeth soon finds herself stalked by the most dangerous and seductive vampire of all. He is Mordred, bastard son of King Arthur, who sold his soul to destroy his father. After centuries in hiding, he has arisen determined to claim the young Elizabeth as his Queen. Luring her into his world of eternal night, Mordred tempts Elizabeth with the promise of everlasting youth and beauty, and vows to protect her from all enemies. Together, they will rule over a golden age for vampires in which humans will exist only to be fed upon. Horrified by his intentions, Elizabeth embraces her powers as a Slayer even as she realizes that the greatest danger comes from her own secret desire to yield to Mordred ...to bare her throat in ecstasy and allow the vampire king to drink deeply of her royal blood. As told by Lucy Weston, the vampire prey immortalized in Bram Stoker's Dracula, this spellbinding account will capture your heart and soul-forever.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 134.62 x 205.74 x 22.86mm | 272.15g
  • SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Gallery
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 143919033X
  • 9781439190333
  • 1,004,308

Review quote

"A fascinating blend of paranormal and historical starring Elizabeth Tudor as a 16th century kick-ass heroine-what a great concept!" --Kate Emerson, author of the Secrets of the Tudor Court series "Breathtaking! Rich with passion and otherworldly intrigue, a bold new account of Elizabeth Tudor's vigilance and daring." --Sherri Browning Erwin, author of Jane Slayre "Get ready to know a shocking new side of the great Elizabeth I. Clever and surprising, Weston's tale of this regal young queen sparkles with intrigue, unfolding in graceful layers to reveal a previously hidden history of timeless, supernatural love and well-buried secrets." --Shana Abe, New York Times bestselling author of the Drakon Series "Poignant, riveting and wholeheartedly recommended." -- Kresley Cole, NYTimes bestselling author of the After Dark seriesshow more

Our customer reviews

The storyline begins on the eve of Elizabeth's coronation when she comes into her vampire slaying powers. She is the descendant of the first slayer, Morgaine Le Fay who was Mordred's lover and in the end his enemy. Mordred is the son of King Arthur who decided to turn to the dark side and become a vampire after his Christian father refused to make peace with them. In a twist of fate, Mordred is made their King. His ultimate goal is to reclaim his right to the throne of England and now is his chance if he can just seduce Elizabeth. Elizabeth as other plans but now she is conflicted between Mordred and her vow to let no man rule her. She is constantly being torn between Robert Dudley, Mordred and England. Who will win? I have to say that I had high expectations for this book. Since Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, I've been a fan of mash-ups and thought that The Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor would be just as great. Unfortunately it fell flat for me. The actual weaving of the fantasy part into Elizabeth's real life just didn't work for me. In all honesty, I enjoyed reading Mordred's point of view better than Elizabeth's. I am not saying to not read this book but I would definitely suggest checking it out at your local library.show more
by Kelsey Opsahl
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