By Paul Doherty
England, 1455: a state near to civil battle. The crimson Rose: King Henry of Lancaster's days are numbered. Deemed not worthy for rule, even by means of his personal mom, he absolutely can't final at the throne for lengthy. Simon Roseblood—London lord, taverner, and alderman—is one among few unswerving servants left to struggle his reason. The White Rose: Ruthless Richard of York has his eye firmly set at the crown—and lots of strong allies who will do whatever to aid him win it. Henchman Amadeus Sevigny makes no bones approximately imposing his personal authority and saying legislation and order at York's command. whilst Roseblood is summoned by means of Sevigny to face trial for a criminal offense he is familiar with he didn't devote, their paths go in ways in which regulate them either for ever. and because the Wars of the Roses looms, a fair higher foe is poised to rock the rules of britain, and wreak horror in a hotbed of political unrest
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Roseblood by Paul Doherty