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"In the Shadow of the King" by Deborah O'Toole

 

Fictional account of the dramatic life of Sir Francis Bryan, confidant to King Henry VIII.

 

"In the Shadow of the King" by Deborah O'Toole

Coming in 2023!


Sir Francis Bryan was a knight bannerette, chevalier, diplomat, poet and translator, Lord of the Tor Bryan, chief gentleman of the privy chamber, Lord Chief Justice of Ireland and a gifted sportsman. He lost an eye during a jousting tournament and forever after wore a rakish eye patch, which merely added to his allure.


During his time in Henry VIII's court and as one of the few who escaped the King's wrath, Sir Francis Bryan was dubbed the "Vicar of Hell" by the King's minister, Thomas Cromwell, because of his apparent lack of scruples and legendary sexual exploits.

 

In the Shadow of the King brings to life the story of Sir Francis Bryan, as told by one of his descendants in the twenty-first century.


Click here to read a sample from In the Shadow of the King.

"In the Shadow of the King" Information

* ESTIMATED COMPLETION: Christmas 2023.


* Storyline, estimated completion date and book cover art may be subject to change. Check back for updates.

 

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Proposed front and back covers for "In the Shadow of the King" by Deborah O'Toole. Click on image to view larger size in a new window.

Book Details & Extras

Book cover image: Original painting by Hans Holbein (1498-1543). The image is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 100 years or fewer. The image is also in the public domain in the United States because it was published (or registered with the United States Copyright Office) before January 1, 1925. Reproduction for use on a book cover is therefore also considered to be in the public domain in the United States.

Back cover rendering: John Wilhite (Find-A-Grave, December 2017).


*Book cover & logo design: Webs Divine.