Plunging the reader into the claustrophobic and corrupt world of the court, the sometimes grisly period detail is brilliant . . . First rate fiction - and best of all, the first in a trilogy!
An accomplished novel with a vivid historical setting
An accomplished novel with a vivid historical setting . . . the scenes in which Frances defends herself accusations of witchcraft are particularly strong
Exquisitely written, sumptuous in detail and thrillingly plotted . . . The first of what promises to be a magnificent trilogy.
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.
The adventures of her courageous heroine put flesh on the bones of a fascinating historical framework.
A bewitching tale
A compelling tale of corruption, danger and coruscating suspicion, The King's Witch carries the reader right to the heart of James I's court - and casts a dazzling new light onto one of the most dramatic moments in British history.'
The King's Witch is a superbly crafted story, and so great is Tracy Borman's skill that she really transported me back to the tumultuous days of the Jacobean court . . . I was both totally submerged and desperate for it not to end!'