Wheel of Fortune
The Tarnished Crown
by C.F. Dunn
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Pub Date 24 Apr 2023 | Archive Date 15 Dec 2023
Literally PR Ltd., Resolute Books
Intense, compelling, and immersive, Wheel of Fortune is the first book in a major new historical fiction series The Tarnished Crown. Set during the fifteenth-century Wars of the Roses, award-winning novelist and historian CF Dunn vividly pitches strong-willed and resolute Isobel Fenton into a turbulent world of love, loyalty and treachery.
Praised by internationally renowned historical novelist Elizabeth Chadwick as 'The best Wars of the Roses novel I have ever read', and by Richard III historian and author Matthew Lewis as 'Exquisitely written... Dunn’s world is utterly believable… the research meticulous.'
Wheel of Fortune will appeal to readers of Sharon Kay Penman, Elizabeth Chadwick, Philippa Gregory, Alison Weir and Hilary Mantel.
1469. England is in turmoil. For almost ten years, the attractive and charismatic Edward IV has ruled with the Earl of Warwick's support, but now rebellion threatens the fragile peace.
Young and determined, Isobel Fenton is resolved that nothing will separate her from her beloved manor of Beaumancote, even if it does mean marrying Thomas Lacey. But Isobel is unaware of the importance she and her land represent nor of the agenda of the formidable Earl in whose care she finds herself. As an unseen witness to a summary execution, she is propelled into the world of personal feuds and national politics, and as unrest boils into war, Isobel is drawn into the very heart of the conflict. Can she escape from the web in which she is trapped, and can she find her way home?
'The best Wars of the Roses novel I have ever read' - Elizabeth Chadwick'
'Exquisitely written Wheel of Fortune is a triumph. Dunn's world is utterly believable, the research meticulous, the characters deep and rich, and the sights and smells disguise the devastation that lurks at every turn.' - Matthew Lewis
'An intense and compelling mix of love, war, and politics.' - Andrew Chamberlain
'Accomplished storytelling at its best.' - Claire Musters
'If you love Alison Weir, Hilary Mantel, and Philippa Gregory you are going to be enthralled by this series.' - Sheila Robinson
'Research underpins the narrative and adds a profound sense of credibility to a compelling story of one woman's battle for survival. A page-turning and engrossing read.' - SL Russell