When Hans Holbein returns to London in search of royal patronage, a secret from his past will define his future in a new, terrifying way.
The story that he knows did not end at Bosworth. In the aftermath, Henry Tudor must try to secure his dynasty against unending, unseen threats. From the ashes of all that they knew, those who cannot accept King Henry's rule must find a place in the new world being forced upon them.
Francis, Lord Lovell, has survived the battle. Now he must survive the peace. He must protect King Richard III's greatest secret or doom England to more years of bitter conflict.
Who does the truth belong to?
©2013 Matthew Lewis (P)2016 Matthew Lewis
Inveterate romantic and lover of 19th Century (and earlier) European literature with an obsession for Dostoyevsky!
Maybe I was spoilt by the marvellous narration job done by Nigel Carrington for Book One of this series (Loyalty), his narration is utterly superb. Mr Sen, sadly, is laughable. His accents are downright idiotic (I found the Welsh accent offensive and Hans Holbein sounds like a German Nazi!) The accents are not only unsubtle, they really are painful to listen to.
He reads the story as though it were the phone book, in a kind of a sing-song - up and down, up and down, voice which is bizarre at the best of times and just wrong at others.
I wish Mr Carrington had done this book as I suspect it is equally good to the first book (which I loved) but this was just unbearable. I guess I will have to buy the actual book and read it to try to rid myself of the cartoon-like accents attempted by Mr Sen.
Seriously guys, he renders the book a kind of weird series of stereotyped (and wrong) accents! It is genuinely painful. The sample really doesn't pre-warn you of this but, trust me, the moment he speaks as Hans Holbein and you mistakenly think Herr Himmler is speaking, you will want to stop listening!
A great, great shame and I do so hope someone else narrates this, and quickly.
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