I am delighted to share with you my interview with Nancy Bilyeau, author of The Crown, a Tudor-era religious thriller to be released in January, 2012.
Here is the synopsis:
London, May 1537.
When Joanna Stafford, a young novice, learns her cousin is about to be burned at the stake for rebelling against Henry VIII, she makes a decision that will change not only her life, but quite possibly the fate of a nation.
Joanna breaks the sacred rule of enclosure and runs away from Dartford Priory. But when Joanna and her father are arrested and sent to the Tower of London, she finds herself a pawn in a deadly power struggle. Those closest to the throne are locked in a fierce fight against those desperate to save England’s monasteries from destruction.
Charged with a mission to find a hidden relic believed to possess a mystical power that has slain three Englishmen of royal blood in the last 300 years, Joanna and a troubled young friar, Brother Edmund, must seek answers across England. Once she learns the true secret of her quest, Joanna must finally determine who to trust, and how far she’s willing to go to protect her life, her family and everything she holds dear.
I have added this book to my TBR pile!
In our interview Nancy talks about why there is such an appetite for the Tudors, her favourite Tudor personalities, the inspiration behind her debut novel and much more!
Read our full interview here.