Borman's expertise as a historian of the period is much in evidence throughout a lively, entertaining novel
Tracy Borman dramatises the fault lines between religious conviction and the convoluted vendettas of Jacobean England with an empathetic and knowledgeable hand
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.
Borman's background as a historian...is evident in the rich evocation of 17th-century life
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.
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!
BBC History Magazine Weekend
2nd Nov 2019 4:40 pm
Henry VIII is famous for being the king who married six times. But it was the men in his life who really held sway. In this talk, based upon her recent biography, Henry VIII and the Men Who Made Him, Tracy Borman will tell the story of England's most famous monarch through the eyes of…