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Taste of Treason

(The Tudor Enigma #2)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Book two of The Tudor Enigma

Blood, frogs and a deadly threat to the firstborn…

Luke Ballard, Dominus Elemancer and Privy Inquirer into Divers Mischiefs and Grievances, has grown his magical powers since his last encounter with the Sunderers, dark sorcerers who will stop at nothing—including partnering with England's mortal enemies—to destroy the throne. But is he skilled
Kindle Edition, 270 pages
Published October 27th 2014 by Carina Press
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Stuart Aken
Nov 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Taste of Treason is the second book in the Tudor Enigma series. The books are a mix of alternative history and fantasy, but that description fails to do them justice.

Well written and comprehensively researched, the stories take the reader back to the days following the death of Henry VIII. Except that in these stories, Henry has a male heir, Henry IX is on the throne, and Anne Boleyn is alive and well.

In Taste of Treason, Luke, an apothecary working not far from Hampton Court Palace, has been
Dec 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Sunderers, strife and division. The Intrigue continues!

I just had to purchase the second in this alternate Tudor period mystery where religion and magic intertwine. The cleverly developed plot uses the religious upheavals of the time to deepen the mystery and intrigue, whilst injecting the very real superstitions and fears then present with magic, constructing a new reality.
The attack upon the English throne by the Sunderers continues. Luke Ballard is now a Dominus. He has moved beyond the
Terry Tyler
Feb 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Taste of Treason is part two of April Taylor's Tudor Enigma series, which is a fantasy about an alternative history in which Anne Boleyn did not miscarry Henry VIII's son, and remained Queen. Henry IX is now King, and in this episode his wife, Madeleine, is expecting their first child. But dark forces work against them...

Central to this series is apothecary Luke Ballard who happens to be an Elemancer, one who practices white magic. Oh yes, and Anne Boleyn, still a force with which to be reckoned
Penny Grubb
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
More magic and romance from an alternative Tudor England where Henry IX is on the throne.
This is the second of April Taylor’s Tudor Enigma series.

Enemies of the state target Henry’s wife, Queen Madeleine. In the complex political world of Tudor England it is hard for any royal to know who they can and can’t trust. Dowager Queen Anne turns again to apothecary and elemancer Luke Ballard, who must stretch his powers to their limits when he finds himself up against a conspiracy that encompasses
Linda Acaster
Dec 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Book two in the series of alternative history and fantasy Tudor mysteries continues to build its depth of period detail while losing none of the cracking pace set up in ‘Court of Conspiracy’.

King Henry IX, determined not to endure his father’s (early) fate of having no male heir, is keen for his new queen to produce a son. But Queen Madeleine, with family in the royal houses of Scotland and France, is put under pressure by bizarre deaths close to hand in an effort to have her miscarry. She is
Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
I loved the mix of alternate history and magic in the first book of The Tudor Enigma. That continues in book two. Once again Luke must face a terrible threat from the dark sorcerers and once again a large cast of characters help defeat the danger. The world building continues, as does the character development. While Luke wins over evil again there are still danger left in the picture so I think we will see more of this Tudor world and its great cast of characters.
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Other books in the series

The Tudor Enigma (3 books)
  • Court of Conspiracy (The Tudor Enigma, #1)
  • Mantle of Malice (The Tudor Enigma, #3)