I have served three queens in my life. One was my sister, one was my savior, and one my bitterest enemy. Knowing she was seen as a threat to the Queen she served, Lady Katherine Grey, legitimate heir to the throne, longs only for the comfort of a loving marriage and a quiet life far from the intrigue of the Tudor court. After seeing her sister become the pawn of their parents and others seeking royal power and then lose their lives for it, she is determined to avoid the vicious struggles over power and religion that dominate Queen Elizabeth’s court. Until she finds love—then Kat is willing to risk it all, even life in prison.
Tales From the Tudor Court Series
Book One: My Lady Viper
Book Two: Prisoner of the Queen
About the Author
E. Knight is a member of the Historical Novel Society, Romance Writers of America and several RWA affiliate writing chapters: Hearts Through History, Celtic Hearts, Maryland Romance Writers and Washington Romance Writers. Growing up playing in castle ruins and traipsing the halls of Versailles when visiting her grandparents during the summer, instilled in a love of history and royals at an early age. Feeding her love of history, she created the popular historical blog, History Undressed (www.historyundressed.com). Under the pseudonym Eliza Knight, she is a bestselling, award-winning, multi-published author of historical and erotic romance. For more information please visit E. Knight's website and blog. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.
Series: Tales from the Tudor Court #2
Release Date: July 2014
Publisher: Knight Media, LLC
Genre: Historical Fiction
Genre: Historical Fiction
Review Written: 3 October, 2014
Trained from a young age that she was a 'Princess of the Blood', all Katherine has ever wanted was to be left in peace and to find love. She has held no inkling for ruling the British Throne, and she has no intentions of trying to steal the throne from the rightful heirs. Unfortunately for Katheryne, as a member of a high ranking noble family, she's not destined to gain a happy life. When King Edward VI names her older sister Jane as the Queen, usurping his half sisters Mary and Elizabeth Tudor, forces are set into motion that will forever trap Katherine within their schemes.
Married off to a young noble and suddenly second in line for the Throne, Katherine's world is shattered and threatened by the imprisonment of her sister Jane during her short nine-day reign of England before Mary Tudor took hold of the throne. A series of scandals follow the young Lady Grey arising from both her unconsummated marriage and whether she was with child or not at the tender age of twelve. As her story unfolds, Katherine finds herself serving under three queens, her sister, her cousin Queen Mary for whom she remains out of sight of mostly, and Queen Elizabeth I. Having sought engagement to Edward Seymour, Katherine spends several years petitioning first Mary then Elizabeth for the right to marry him. Though Mary approves, Elizabeth sees her as threat, one that will pull away her throne and her life should she be allowed to wed.
Prisoner of the Queen shows that Knight has clearly done her research into the tragedy and romance that was Katherine Grey's life. With a sweeping and flowing style, readers will be caught up in the flow and swept away by this fantastic and fascinating novel of medieval speculation and romance.