The King's Messenger

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Pub Date 1 Aug 2024 | Archive Date 1 Aug 2024
Simon and Schuster UK | Simon & Schuster UK

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For fans of Diana Gabaldon and Philippa Gregory, courtly rivalry and intrigue…
 
He is tasked with the most dangerous of missions. She is only there from duty. But in the face of treachery and injustice, might they need each other more than they could know…?
 
1613: Scotland and England, unified under one crown, are reeling from the sudden death of King James’ popular eldest son, Henry, as rumours swirl that the prince was poisoned. 
 
Andrew Logan, one of the King’s Messengers, is sent north with secret orders to find and arrest the man the king suspects. 
 
Phoebe Westaway cannot abide Andrew Logan. But when her ageing father is tasked with helping Logan, Phoebe finds herself with no choice but to join them in their quest to capture Sir David Moray, once Prince Henry’s trusted courtier, and carry him to London to stand trial for the prince’s murder.
 
It’s a journey rife with complications. Sir David has no intention of allowing himself to be delivered to London, and as he draws them deeper into the dark web of court alliances and rivalries, Phoebe realises she might have more need of Logan than she believes. 
 
A story of justice, honour, truth and love – and survival against impossible odds…
 

Praise for The Vanished Days:

‘Fascinating and immersive… I love a novel that deals with the many ways in which people keep their secrets’ DIANA GABALDON

‘A hugely engrossing book and a complete world created’ IAN RANKIN

‘The Vanished Days is an absolute tour de force of historical storytelling, tender and dramatic, gripping and authentic. Kearsley manages effortlessly to balance the epic sweep of the drama with telling moments of gentle characterization, all delivered in pitch-perfect style. I thoroughly enjoyed it: a perfect escape in these dark days’ JANE JOHNSON, author of The Salt Road and The Tenth Gift
 
‘An engrossing and deeply romantic novel of Scotland’s Jacobite rebellion’ RACHEL HORE

‘This novel tells of a tender love story set amid the Jacobite rebellion. For readers unfamiliar with the twists and turns of this period of Scottish history, author Kearsley provides a helpful map, along with rich details of the protagonists. Courage in this era lies not in acts of heroic daring, but in steadfast pursuit of truth and justice. Perfect for fans of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander’ WOMAN & HOME
 
For fans of Diana Gabaldon and Philippa Gregory, courtly rivalry and intrigue…
 
He is tasked with the most dangerous of missions. She is only there from duty. But in the face of treachery and...

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EDITION Hardcover
ISBN 9781398514362
PRICE £20.00 (GBP)
PAGES 512

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