28 February 2017

Historical Fiction Book Launch: Vikings to Virgin – The Hazards of being King, by Trisha Hughes

New on Amazon UK and Amazon US
The story of the kings and queens of England is a wonderful drama, more surprising than you might imagine. To be an English king and to be murdered was no more than a hazard of the job and there has been a vast number of kings where this has actually been the case. Many were not adverse to the odd assassination or two by poisoning, starving, burning, imprisonment and an old favourite, beheading.  Many have died 'under suspicious circumstances' because the entire truth will never be fully known.

There were some monarchs who ruled for years and there were some who ruled for only a few months. There were also some who should never have ruled at all. Yet this group shares one thing in common. In their own lifetimes, they were the most powerful and brutal individuals in the land. Their stories span for fifteen hundred years, full of lust, betrayal, heroism, murder, cruelty and mysteries.

Don’t imagine a fairy story with handsome kings in wondrous castles whisking off princesses on their white horses to the sound of trumpets and the cheers of their people. Imagine powerful individuals who were brutal and would stop at nothing to get what they wanted and who were more than happy to get rid of the odd family member or two who were standing in the way of their progress to the throne.

This is the first book in a trilogy covering the Vikings, Normans, Plantagenets, Lancasters, Yorks and Tudors. It begins with a race of people struggling to survive and finishes with a 25-year-old Elizabeth Tudor stepping up to the English throne after the death of her sister Mary, promising reformation and change. Heaven knows they needed it.

Trisha Hughes
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About the Author
Trisha Hughes started her writing career with her memoir ‘Daughters of Nazareth’ eighteen years ago. The debut novel was first published by Pan Macmillan Australia and became a bestseller in 1997 and reached the top 10 bestsellers at the time.  Since then she has discovered a thirst for writing. She is currently working on the second in the series ‘Virgin to Victoria – The Queen is dead. Long live the Queen.’  To can find out more about Trisha on her websites www.trishahughesauthor.com and www.vikingstovirgin.com  and visit her on Facebook: Trisha Hughes Author and Twitter @TrishaHughes_

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