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"Nancy Bilyeau's polished, inventive debut has all the ingredients of the best historical fiction: a broad cast of characters, well-imagined settings, and vivid story-telling. . . . In Joanna Stafford, Bilyeau has given us a memorable character who is prepared to risk her life to save what she most values, while Stafford's desperate search for a lost religious relic will satisfy even the most ardent mystery fans." --Deborah Harkness, author of "A Discovery of Witches"
"This fast-paced debut delivers Tudor intrigue and mystical thrills in one satisfying package--and leaves room for a sequel."--"Kirkus"
"Strong character development, realistic historical detail, and an atmosphere of pervasive tension coupled to a fast-paced plot make it compulsively readable."--"Booklist"
."..will appeal to fans of Dan Brown and Philippa Gregory."--"Library Journal"
"The events of the period come to life in Nancy Bilyeau's dazzling and heart-wrenching novel. "The Crown" is evocative, provocative, and full of intriguing characters--a gorgeously written novel that has mystery and history, pathos and depth. This is a stunning debut about a woman whose spirit shines through and deeply moves the reader." - International Bestseller, M.J. Rose
"Captivating thriller..."--"All You" magazine
"Bilyeau deftly weaves extensive historical detail throughout, but the real draw of this suspenseful novel is its juicy blend of lust, murder, conspiracy, and betrayal."--"O, The Oprah Magazine
"A must read...Part" The Da Vinci Code", part "The Other Boleyn Girl", it will keep you guessing until the very end!"--"Woman's Day", Book Pick of the Month
"An amazing first novel, filled with excitement, intrigue, espionage, and set against the background of one of the bloodiest periods of British history; the schism between Church and State. It's an action-packed tale of one nun's dangerous quest to discover the secrets of an ancient relic that dates back to centuries."--Katherine Neville, author of "The Eight"
"All the ingredients for a thriller: murder, violence, intrigue, sex, and religious fanatics."--examiner.com
"An engrossing thriller...her extensive historical research shines."--"Entertainment Weekly"
"Bilyeau weaves her breathtaking story through a string of events to a pleasing conclusion while giving the reader a more thorough understanding of a complicated bit of history. Historical fiction as it should be."--"The Times-Union"
"[A] captivating thriller."" - All You"
"Bilyeau deftly weaves extensive historical research throughout, but the real draw of this suspenseful novel is its juicy blend of lust, murder, conspiracy, and betrayal." "- O, The Oprah Magazine"
"[An] inventive thriller...A captivating heroine, Stafford will have you eagerly following every step of her quest." "- Parade "
"Part The Da Vinci Code", part The Other Boleyn Girl", it will keep you guessing until the very end!" - Woman's Day, Book Pick of the Month"
"An engrossing thriller...[the] extensive historical research shines." "- Entertainment Weekly "
"The right sort of action to lure fans of historical fiction: righteous nuns, evil bishops, real-world figures and a potential burning at the stake." - Time Out New York"
"When her cousin is condemned to death by King Henry VIII, daring young nun Joanna risks everything to be by her side."" - People Magazine"
"History buffs will delight in the details interwoven in the story." "- Times Record News"
"I'm loving 'The Crown.'"" - Redbook"
"Bilyeau weaves her breathtaking story though a string of events to a pleasing conclusion while giving the reader a more thorough understanding of a complicated bit of history. Historical fiction as it should be." - "Florida Times-Union"