Monday, December 9, 2013

THE FINAL SACRAMENT by James Forrester (Spotlight and #GIVEAWAY)


A royal scandal, a secret code, a Tudor mystery, non-stop action and vivid historical detail – it’s no wonder historical novelist James Forrester’s Elizabethan trilogy has received international acclaim: 

“For twists and turns, codes and clues, Mr. Forrester beats Dan Brown, and when it comes to social detail, he is up there with Patricia Finney” – The Wall Street Journal 

 “A winner for any reader who loves historical, action-packed novels.” —Kirkus Reviews (STARRED)

 “James Forrester captures the sights, smells, and dangers of Tudor England and tells a gripping story.” —Philippa Gregory, author of The Other Boleyn Girl

 To celebrate the last chapter in the series, look for opportunities to win a print copy of The Final Sacrament every day this week, with bloggers around the book blogging community! Follow Mina's Bookshelf and leave a comment for a chance to win. Don't forget to include your email address. Good luck!

December Giveaway Schedule for The Final Sacrament: 

About the book
 1566. William Harley, Clarenceux King of Arms, has risked his life to protect a secret document, one which could endanger Queen Elizabeth’s legitimacy on the throne. But when his family goes missing, Clarenceux is put to the test. Will he abandon queen and country to save the ones he loves, or sacrifice everything to keep the country from plunging into civil war?

Filled with Mortimer’s signature historical detail, vivid characters, and secret clues that slowly reveal the mystery of Anne Boleyn, The Final Sacrament delivers a gripping conclusion to this Elizabethan adventure, where religious tensions, political intrigue, and personal vendettas collide.

About the author

James Forrester is the pen name of acclaimed British historian Ian Mortimer, author of nonfiction works including The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England (a Sunday Times bestseller). He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 1998, and was awarded the Alexander Prize (2004) by the Royal Historical Society for his work on the social history of medicine.


  1. That looks like an amzing book! On my to read list!!

    1. History and cannot get any better than that for me. Thank you for stopping by, Stephanie!

  2. Sounds like a fun read. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  3. I love Historical Fiction. This one looks perfect.

    1. The Tudors are always great fiction material. Yes, it sounds like a great novel.