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A Phoenix Rising

Vivienne Brereton

Genre: Historical fiction

Ambition. Wealth. Desire. At the magnificent Renaissance courts of three countries, secrets swirl around four young people. In the centre stands Thomas, head of the mighty Howards: earl, courtier, soldier, statesman, diplomat. But: ‘there are no secrets that time does not reveal.’

Henry Tudor has fought and won the day, ushering in a glittering new era. But what if you’re an earl who chose the wrong side?

Stripped of his earldom, Thomas Howard is imprisoned in the Tower and barred from the magnificent Tudor court. After three long years, he finally earns his freedom and his sights are set higher than ever. Vowing to claw his way back into the King’s good graces, he will stop at nothing to restore his family to its former glory.

Explosive family secrets remain concealed behind the ancient walls of castles in three countries.

Little by little, the deeds of the past begin to collide with those of the present, with far-reaching consequences for all concerned at Henry VIII’s breathtaking 1520 Field of Cloth of Gold in France.


“From the moment I picked this book up, I was enthralled.” (Sarah Bryson, author of La Reine Blanche)

“A fascinating insight into the lives of the rich and famous so many centuries ago.” (Readers’ Favorite, 5*)

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