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The Devil's Slave

Narrated by: Esther Wane
Series: The King's Witch Trilogy, Book 2
Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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Frances Gorges has already survived the accusation of witchcraft.

But if her torturers at the court of King James knew of her love for Tom Wintour, one of the executed members of the gunpowder plot, it would mean certain death.

Pregnant with Tom's child, hiding under the reluctant protection of her spiteful and ambitious brother, Frances lives in fear - until she is offered the chance to make a respectable - if loveless - marriage and return to court.

She will not be expected to sleep with her husband. The only price she must pay for safety is to give up the cause for which her lover died.

But old loyalties are hard to deny, and soon Frances is drawn back into the snake-pit scheming of the factions trying to take the throne. 

Everywhere she turns, it seems that someone has the power to force her deeper into danger until, all too late, Frances hears the warnings of her own heart.

Compelling, sensual, suspenseful, The Devil's Slave is a standalone sequel to The King's Witch and further evidence that one of our finest historians is also a brilliant novelist. 

©2019 Tracy Borman (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Critic Reviews

Praise for The King's Witch: "The adventures of her courageous heroine put flesh on the bones of a fascinating historical framework." (Sunday Mirror)

"Tracy Borman's debut historical novel has it all: conspiracy, betrayal, dark intrigues, bloody deeds, a poignant love story - and the most famous plot in English history." (Alison Weir, author of the Six Tudor Queens series)

"An accomplished novel with a vivid historical setting [...] the scenes in which Frances defends herself accusations of witchcraft are particularly strong." (The Times)

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  • lafox
  • 24-04-2020

A good second book

a good second book to the first and far less gruesome but still as intriguing.

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  • Kirsten's collection
  • 06-11-2019

Great Story Lines

really enjoyed both books. hoping there is a third one, maybe next year? if so, can not wait to purchase!

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  • V. O'Regan
  • 04-09-2019

Excellent

An excellent work of historical fiction that brings the court of James I vividly alive