I am thrilled to announce that the Seymour Saga, the story of the unlikely dynasty that shaped the Tudor era, is finally complete. The climax of the series, The Boy King, is now available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and independent bookstores.
This day has been a long time coming. You know how in every book, the middle lasts a long time? It’s because this is where the events occur that cause the equilibrium to shift and it can be a little muddy until the shift is completed and the ending takes off. A trilogy is like that too. After Jane, you had to go through the middle of the story to get set up for its epic end. Don’t misunderstand me: Somerset holds its own as a standalone story (and many believe it is better than Jane) – but it is the structural middle of the trilogy. The Boy King is all finale, even from its first pages.
I hope you love it. Please let me know – with a review where you bought it and, if you’re still glowing, on Goodreads. (You don’t have to get philosophical, a single word will do – or even just a star rating. It really does make a difference.)
The Unsuspecting Reign of Edward Tudor
Motherless since birth and newly bereft of his father, King Henry VIII, nine-year-old Edward Tudor ascends to the throne of England and quickly learns that he cannot trust anyone, even himself.
Edward is at first relieved that his uncle, the new Duke of Somerset, will act on his behalf as Lord Protector, but this consolation evaporates as jealousy spreads through the court. Challengers arise on all sides to wrest control of the child king, and through him, England.
While Edward can bring frustratingly little direction to the Council’s policies, he refuses to abandon his one firm conviction: that Catholicism has no place in England. When Edward falls ill, this steadfast belief threatens England’s best hope for a smooth succession: the transfer of the throne to Edward’s very Catholic half-sister, Mary Tudor, whose heart’s desire is to return the realm to the way it worshipped in her mother’s day.
“Wonderfully written” – Tudors Dynasty
“The conclusion to The Seymour Saga is a sheer delight…Wertman has created a magnificent window into the lives of the Seymour family, and ‘The Boy King’ is the piece de resistance of the entire series.” – Adventures of a Tudor Nerd
“Impeccably researched and fascinating novel…Wertman masterfully counterbalances Edward’s story with that of his half-sister Mary.” – Tudor Time Machine