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Taste of Treason (The Tudor Enigma, #2) Book Two Of The Tudor EnigmaBlood, 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 Enough To Protect His Own And Prevent Tragedy From Reaching The Royal Family The Continuation Of Tudor Rule And The Future Of England S True Religion Rest With King Henry IX S New Bride, Queen Madeline Of Scotland Pregnant With A Possible Heir, She S Nearly Killed Twice In Incidents That Bizarrely Mimic The Plagues Of Egypt And She Is Not Alone All Of Hampton Court, It Seems, Has Been Surrounded By A Dark Cloud Of Otherworldly Danger.Fearful For His Wife And Unborn Child, King Henry Can Only Turn To One Man. 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 engaged as an Inquirer by Anne He is an Elemancer a man with certain magical powers He is also a man with a conscience who gives his time and cures generously to the poor of the area Young and handsome, he has yet to understand the joys and benefits to be had from female company, though he has admirers.I won t give a synopsis here, except to let you know that Royal lives are in danger and the future stability of the Realm is dependent on Luke s success in discovering the nature, identity and purpose of the Sunderer bent on causing as much trouble as possible He must fight this powerful evil whilst maintaining a low profile, defending his friends from an ambitious and unscrupulous witch finder, and dealing with th 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 journeyman stage of his calling as an elemancer to that of an Elemagus Luke is in danger on than one front, as are Bertila and her father The local priest Gerard Frayner, a convert from Catholicism is determined to have Luke and Bertila denounced as a sorcerer and a witch The sunderers continue their deep and darstardly game with the future of England at stake Henry IX is now married to Queen Madeleine of Scotland Madeleine and the heir she carries are under threat Henry is furious When we last saw Luke, Henry had also appointed him Privy Inquirer into Divers Mischiefs and Grievances Henry demands that Luke find the culprits The situation is complex A strange symbol of a many legged spider like creature has 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 themCentral 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 at court, is one of these, too.I so enjoyed the first book in the series, Court of Conspiracy, having thought it might not be my sort of thing as I don t usually go in for magic But these books are a delight They re the sort of thing you want to read when snuggled up in a duvet with lots of pillows as indeed I have been doing Ms Taylor paints wonderful word pictures all the time I was reading this I wanted to be in the world on the screen of my Kindle She writes so beautifully, and this book was even better than the last, with a suspenseful pace created by the changing of point of view at crucial points, most chapters ending on a cliffhanger I was unable to guess the outcome or the identity of the

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