Left Coast Writers®: C.W. Gortner - The Tudor Vendetta & The Queen's Vow

Monday, January 5, 2015 - 7:00pm

Introduction by Pat Bracewell

Upon the death of Mary I (Bloody Mary), Elizabeth I takes the throne and Brendan Prescott is called to aid the young queen amid a realm plunged into chaos and a court rife with conspiracy. The Tudor Vendetta takes readers from the intrigue-laden passages of Whitehall to a foreboding Catholic manor and the deadly underworld of London, Brendan must race against time to unravel a vendetta that will strike at the very core of his world—a vendetta that could expose a buried past and betray everything he has fought for, including his loyalty to his queen.

From the glorious palaces of Segovia to the battlefields of Granada and the intrigue-laden gardens of Seville, The Queen's Vow sweeps us into the tumultuous forging of a nation and the complex, fascinating heart of the woman who overcame all odds to become Isabella of Castile.

C.W. Gortner is the international bestselling author of six historical novels, including the Spymaster trilogy. His most recent novels are The Tudor Vendetta and The Queen’s Vow. In March 2015, his novel Mademoiselle Chanel, about the iconic fashion designer, will be published by HarperCollins. Raised in Spain and a long-time resident of the Bay Area, he has been published in over twenty-five languages to date.


The Tudor Vendetta Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250058539
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 21st, 2014

London, 1558. Queen Mary is dead, and 25-year old Elizabeth ascends the throne. Summoned to court from exile abroad, Elizabeth's intimate spy, Brendan Prescott, is reunited with the young queen, as well as his beloved Kate, scheming William Cecil, and arch-rival, Robert Dudley.

The Queen's Vow: A Novel of Isabella of Castile Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345523969
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Ballantine Books - June 12th, 2012

No one believed I was destined for greatness.