The Boy King

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Janet Wertman
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.81 inches | 1.02 pounds

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About the Author
By day, Janet Wertman is a freelance grantwriter for impactful nonprofits. By night, she writes critically acclaimed, character-driven historical fiction - indulging a passion for the Tudor era she had harbored since she was eight years old and her parents let her stay up late to watch The Six Wives of Henry VIII and Elizabeth R. Janet also runs a blog ( where she posts interesting takes on the Tudors and what it's like to write about them.

One of Open Letters Reviews' Ten Best Historical Novels of 2020

"A compelling blend of historical portraiture and novelistic flair" and "Wertman offers what everyone should want from historical fiction-rigorously enacted authenticity and gripping literary drama" - Kirkus Reviews

"Fans of historical fiction will enjoy this exquisite blend of fact and fiction" - Publishers Weekly

"Highly recommended both as a standalone and series read. Wertman's work is among the best Tudor fiction on the market." - Historical Fiction Reader

"Terrific...Electric characters being driven by dialogue...better than 95% of the Tudor fiction that's been written in the last twenty years" - Steve Donoghue, book reviewer for the Christian Science Monitor, the Washington Post, and The National

"The conclusion to The Seymour Saga is a sheer delight...Wertman has created a magnificent window into the lives of the Seymour family, and 'The Boy King' is the piece de resistance of the entire series." - Adventures of a Tudor Nerd

"The book is layered in detail" and "The overall effect is ... impressive" - Historical Novel Society

"Wonderfully written" - Tudors Dynasty

"Impeccably researched and fascinating novel...Wertman masterfully counterbalances Edward's story with that of his half-sister Mary." - Tudor Time Machine