“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 WashingtonBookLover on ‎02-15-2013 07:52 PM

Thank you so much for Free Friday's!!! Although I don't download all of them, I do like historical novels and this one sounds interesting.  Have a great weekend everyone and God Bless!!:heart:

by IvanaCappuccino on ‎02-15-2013 09:01 PM

Free fridays are awesome!  Historical thriller...i love it!

by Neen7611 on ‎02-15-2013 10:24 PM

My son loves the Fergus books thanks so much!

by LillieAna on ‎02-15-2013 10:33 PM

Thanks for the children's books and to all the people in the blog who pointed them out .

Sacred Treason looks good too!

by Sueso on ‎02-16-2013 01:54 AM

YES, I am a HAPPY camper! Seeing the grandchildren in Texas next week so happy to see the Fergus books and everyone recommending them! And off course I love historical fiction so this will be fun, along with a lot of other freebies our friends have added. Thanks everyone! Sincerely!

by samtalya on ‎02-16-2013 01:10 PM

spec, i keep coming back to check to see if you have listed.  are you ok?  know there are many who count on you and WORRY about you.  :catwink:

by judy9569 on ‎02-16-2013 02:00 PM

Thank you BN for the free friday books and a big thank you to Butterfly, Jeff and all for their contributions. I get to enjoy so many books because of you!  Thank you very much!

by MarvinQ on ‎02-17-2013 09:48 AM

great books!! thanks all

by JeansAndASweater on ‎02-17-2013 04:22 PM

Thank you B&N. A a huge thanks to all of the people that list other freebies the find! This is why my library is so large!

by mikesmartha on ‎02-18-2013 11:21 PM

Didn't make it on here this week before the time frame ended for it being free, but that was my fault :smileysad:  (why doesn't that happen when it is a book I don't care if I ever read?!?) Glad to know all of you are still out there and doing okay tho. See everyone Friday! Thanks for making them special:smileyhappy:

by cgmartin79 on ‎02-19-2013 03:15 PM

I didn't make it on here either. I was out of town. Just looked and it's now $9.99! Guess I missed out.

by socalgardener on ‎02-19-2013 06:36 PM

I too, missed out.  Had to work the weekend that a great looking historical fiction was the free item:smileyfrustrated:  Will hold out hope it will come up free at another time!! 

by SoccerGal_94 on ‎02-21-2013 02:19 PM

Spec - if you are out there, I hope that all is okay!

by Beagle-Mama on ‎02-21-2013 09:13 PM

We miss you, Spec!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!