Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 9781442474185, 432pp.
Publication Date: August 20, 2013
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Hal is a young man of extraordinary talents, astonishing warrior skills, sharp intelligence, and a fierce sense of honor and virtue. He believes he is destined for greatness. His father wishes he would disappear. Haunted by the ghosts of his family’s violent past, Hal embarks on a journey that leads him to absolute power—and brings him face to face with his demons.
“History comes alive from the first page to the last” (The Independent) in this fascinating, previously untold story of how a charismatic, athletic young man grew up to become the murderous, vengeful King Henry VIII.
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Praise For VIII…
"History comes alive from the first page to the last."
"Great stuff...Exciting, fascinating and surprisingly scary."
— Charlie Higson, author of The Enemy
"In H.M. Castor, YA fiction has found its Philippa Gregory."
— Celia Rees, author of Witch Child and The Fool's Girl
"Tightly written and faithful to history, H.M. Castor brings Henry VIII to life by giving us a fascinating glimpse into his innermost thoughts and fears. You'll be hooked from the very first line."
— Katherine Roberts, author of I Am the Great Horse
Readers will be caught up by the sweeping tale, which is more successful than many similar attempts at bringing a fascinating historical character and period to life.
* "A must-read for fans of all things Tudor."
"[A] powerful look at a dark side of history."
"A satisfying and engrossing portrayal of an incredible personality."
* "A quick review of VIII: just read it; it is awesome...VIII is an ideal read-alike for The Song of Fire and Ice series."