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The Blood of Kings

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  11 ratings  ·  8 reviews
A gripping story of heartache and intrigue

1559. A girl arrives in London to search for her brother.

Aalia, an awkward, arrogant teenager plans to bring William to his senses, until she discovers that both their lives are based on a lie.    

Aalia must unravels a web of secrets but has the weight of her past to contend with.

Courageous and undisciplined, Aalia gradually co

Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Published September 1st 2017 by Bombshell Books
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Sep 02, 2017 rated it liked it
The year is 1959. The place is London. The ship Cornucopia arrives after a long journey from India. On board is Aalia. She’s come to England to find her brother, William. William seems to think he’s a long lost son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour and thus the rightful heir to the throne. He quickly becomes a pawn in a deadly game. Some know the truth and will go to desperate lengths to keep that truth hidden at all costs. There’s a lot of sneaking around and dubious meetings from multiple players ...more
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Sep 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is historical fiction based in 1559 during the reign of Henry VIII. It is not my usual genre but sometimes it is good to try something new. Readers who like historical fiction will love this book.

The writing is excellent the author has made a fantastic job of writing this book in the style that fits with the period. I did find it a little slow going in places which lost it a few points.

The characters build throughout the book. I particularly like Aalia I found her to be a very interesting a
Juliet Bookliterati
Sep 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Historical Fiction is one of my favourite genres so I was very excited to be asked to be part of the blog tour for The Blood of Kings.  I was gripped by the plot from the first page, everyone likes a conspiracy of a boy who could be King.  I like the fact that Angela King did use a completely fictional story line rather than go over historical conspiracy theories that have mooted around for years; the princes in the tower, and Perkin Warbeck who was believed to be one of the missing princes.  An ...more
Linda Hill
Sep 07, 2017 rated it liked it
With Queen Elizabeth on the throne, there are those who feel they have a greater claim.

The Blood of Kings surprised me. It took me quite a while to get into as there are several characters introduced in quick succession who are more fictionalised than I was expecting and I needed to get them clear in my mind.

I thought The Blood of Kings was well constructed. The plot hinges on events and conjecture from the times so that there is a real plausibility to it. As I read I kept thinking, ‘Oh. What if
Heather Osborne
Sep 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As of late, I rarely find a novel that captivates my time and attention as did The Blood of Kings. An engaging story from page one until the very end. Well worth the read for someone who appreciates historical fiction with an edge.
Donna Maguire

Oh my goodness, anyone who knows me will know that one of my huge passions is for Tudor History and this book is set right bang in the middle of that period so as you can imagine, I jumped at the change to get my hands on a copy - I love to read a new author that covers this period.  It is a very competitive genre and this era is one of the most popular there are some excellent books out there so this one had a lot to live up too if it could compete with s
Sep 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love historical fiction so as soon as I read the description I was definitely intrigued. Now I have to be honest it took a couple of chapters for me to get into the story as there are quite a few characters to get to know. However once I got used to the characters it began to get easier to distinguish them. The characters are complex and are involved in lots of dangerous situations. Aalia is definitely intriguing and it was easy to be pulled into her story and then to see how she reacts to dif ...more
LJ (On The Shelf Reviews)
Now I haven’t read much historical fiction bar a few cozy mysteries set in the Victorian times, so this was completely new ground for me.
It’s set in Elizabethan England at the beginning of Elizabeth I’s reign just after Mary Queen of Scots has died. If, like me, your only knowledge of Tudor times is some vague memory from Primary school then you might have a bit of trouble getting to grips with this setting like I did.
It also has quite a large cast of characters too which I found a little hard t
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