From the author of Queen’s Gambit comes a gripping historical novel about two
sisters who tread as dangerously close to the crown as their tragic sister,
Lady Jane Grey, executed after just nine days on the throne.
Early in Mary Tudor’s
turbulent reign, Lady Catherine and Lady Mary Grey are reeling after the brutal
execution of their elder seventeen-year-old sister, Lady Jane Grey, and the
succession is by no means stable. In Sisters of Treason, Elizabeth Freemantle brings these young women to
life in a spellbinding Tudor tale of love and politics.
Neither sister is well suited
to a dangerous life at court. Flirtatious Lady Catherine, thought to be the
true heir, cannot control her compulsion to love and be loved. Her sister,
clever Lady Mary, has a crooked spine and a tiny stature in an age when
physical perfection equates to goodness—and both girls have inherited the Tudor
blood that is more curse than blessing. For either girl to marry without royal
permission would be a potentially fatal political act. It is the royal portrait
painter, Levina Teerlinc, who helps the girls survive these troubled times. She
becomes their mentor and confidante, but when the queen’s sister, the
hot-headed Elizabeth, inherits the crown, life at court becomes increasingly
treacherous for the surviving Grey sisters. Ultimately each young woman must
decide how far she will go to defy her queen, risk her life, and find the
safety and love she longs for.
Sisters of Treason brings to vivid life the perilous and romantic lives
of two little known young women who played a major role in the complex politics
of their day. Download and start listening now!