“I liked this novel intensely. A gripping read.”

-Philippa Gregory, bestelling author of The Other Boleyn Girl



Forrester is the pen name of historian Dr. Ian Mortimer, and the author’s scholarship comes through in every richly-evocative scene. In 1563, Queen Elizabeth’s England is a dangerous place for Catholics, and although William Harley has risen within the royal ranks his life could be at stake if his allegiances are revealed.


When a friend convinces William to help him hide a heretical manuscript—one that holds secrets that could topple the crown and involves the Knights of the Round Table—the danger becomes extreme. The conspiracy surrounding the manuscript leads William down a dark path—to places that he never knew existed.  


The next adventure in this spellbinding series, The Roots of Betrayal, is available now on NOOK.


Free Fridays Recommends


Each week, we ask our featured author to recommend a book or author that you may want to check out. Since authors are such passionate readers themselves, we thought you might like to find out what they love to read, too! Here’s what James recommends:


by JeremyCesarec on ‎02-15-2013 10:14 AM

Hi Linnmcd,


I wouldn't recommend this book for younger readers. There's quite a bit of violence. I hop you enjoy the book, though!

by WindBourn on ‎02-15-2013 10:21 AM

Thank you!!! Today's feature looks awesome ~and i found a few others thanks to this wonderful community of sharing readers.


by stokjack on ‎02-15-2013 10:27 AM

Thank you Barnes & Noble for Free Fridays.  I look forward to Friday morning each week to see what my next read will be. 

by turtleot on ‎02-15-2013 10:50 AM

Thanks to all .. this is my Friday cup of coffee.:smileywink:

by Evilynn on ‎02-15-2013 10:58 AM

Thank you all for the many new books. You make Friday the best day of the week.

by lisab4u on ‎02-15-2013 11:57 AM

Thanks to all who make Free Fridays so great-Jeremy, butterflly13, eReaderPerks, JfroJeff, Spec, and anyone else who post additional free selections!!  I so look forward to Free Friday and I always find something off each list. Everybody have a great weekend and thanks again!!

by JamericanSpice on ‎02-15-2013 12:01 PM

Thank you!

by Rxtech06 on ‎02-15-2013 12:04 PM

As soon as I wake up my very first thought is "It's free friday!"

by B_Huffman on ‎02-15-2013 12:16 PM

Sacred Treasure looks fabulous!  I'm also excited about the Daily Find for today - the Raven Boys.  Thank you all for posting freebies!

by TwoSandburs on ‎02-15-2013 12:34 PM

Happily downloaded today's historical freebie, got the confirmatory email, powered on my Nook HD . . . but it's NOT in my library!  sniffle. . . sob. . . what to do?!!!  :smileysad:

by piksea on ‎02-15-2013 12:35 PM

Thank you to everyone who submits books for Free Fridays!  I love discovering new books and authors in any genre.


Have a great weekend, everyone!  

by dontcallmesweeetie on ‎02-15-2013 12:38 PM

Love free fridays, thanks so much for the KIDS books too!!!!

by taw14 on ‎02-15-2013 12:51 PM

you all keep free fridays alive. KEEP IT UP!

by Cindy_Lou_Who22 on ‎02-15-2013 01:03 PM

TwoSandburs, I would log into your account online first and see if it shows up there.  If it doesn't go "buy" it again.  I've had that happen before. 

by Sparrow1976 on ‎02-15-2013 01:07 PM

make sure you update your library.  i have a nook color and i "buy" all my books on my home or work PC and then have to link up to the web and update.  takes a few minutes w/the sheer volume of books i download at a time but it is so worth it.  over 1000 books thanks to free fridays.  :smileyhappy: