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The Devil's Slave

The Devil's Slave

‘So vividly evoked that you are there, living the story’
Alison Weir

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Frances Gorges was accused of witchcraft – and she survived. But if her torturers at the court of King James discover she is pregnant with the child of Tom Wintour, her lover executed for his part in the Gunpowder Plot, it will mean certain death.

Then Frances is offered an escape: marriage. She will not be expected to sleep with her new husband, only to give up the cause for which Tom died.

But even when she is surrounded by the venomous dangers of life at court, Frances finds old loyalties hard to deny…

Compelling, sensual, suspenseful, The Devil’s Slave is a novel of family, power and heartbreaking dilemmas. It is also a surprising, thrilling love story.

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‘A lively, entertaining novel’
The Sunday Times

‘Powerfully accomplished and vividly detailed… I swallowed this book in two great gulps’
Sarah Gristwood, author of Game of Queens

‘Rich evocation of 17th Century life
The Times

‘Empathetic and knowledgeable’
Daily Mail
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

On Sale: 13th June 2019

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781473662483

Reviews

Powerfully accomplished and vividly detailed, THE DEVIL'S SLAVE returns to the world Borman so convincingly created in THE KING'S WITCH. Her heroine Frances, under suspicion for her skills as a herbalist, has to pick a precarious path through the intricacies of a Jacobean court seething with conspiracy and corruption. I swallowed this book in two great gulps - and wait impatiently for the third of the trilogy.
Sarah Gristwood
Tracy Borman keeps the suspense ramped up in this beautifully written novel, a Jacobean tragedy in which her delightful heroine in threatened on all sides. Never have I seen the sheer nastiness and corruption of the Jacobean court so well portrayed or an age so vividly evoked that you are there, living the story. Borman has combined her formidable knowledge of the period with her effortless skill in writing fiction and stunning creativity. A highly accomplished and chilling tale. Can't wait for the sequel!
Alison Weir
A beautifully crafted and pacey narrative that's jam packed full of intricate detail, THE DEVIL'S SLAVE is sure to get your pulse racing. Once again Tracy Borman has effortlessly blended the intrigues of the seventeenth century court with the ability to tell a gripping story that will leave the reader yearning for more. Essential reading that's spellbindingly magical.
Nicola Tallis
Borman's background as a historian...is evident in the rich evocation of 17th-century life
The Times
Tracy Borman dramatises the fault lines between religious conviction and the convoluted vendettas of Jacobean England with an empathetic and knowledgeable hand
Daily Mail
Borman's expertise as a historian of the period is much in evidence throughout a lively, entertaining novel
The Sunday Times