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The new paranormal historical thriller by award-winning author, Karen Perkins, KNIGHT OF BETRAYAL will plunge you into the vibrant and deadly world of Henry II, Thomas Becket - and four murderous knights. The repercussions of an horrific crime reverberate through the centuries as the medieval ghosts seek redemption and revenge.
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A Haunting Novel of Murder and Betrayal in Medieval England.
The new stand-alone paranormal historical thriller in the award-winning Yorkshire Ghost Story collection by Karen Perkins, Knight of Betrayal will plunge you into the vibrant and deadly world of medieval England: Henry II, Thomas Becket - and four murderous knights.
1170, Canterbury Cathedral.
Four knights break sanctuary to brutally murder Archbishop Thomas Becket for their king, Henry II. Running from their crime, the four knights - Hugh de Morville, William de Tracy, Reginald FitzUrse and Richard le Brett - flee north to Knaresborough Castle where Morville is overlord. Initially celebrating ridding their king of the pest that Becket had become, they find themselves increasingly isolated as the Church and public opinion turn against them.
2015, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.
August is feva time - a celebration and festival of the arts. The Castle Players are to perform a play of their own creation: Knight of Betrayal, based on the events leading up to Becket's murder. Taking the honour very seriously, they work hard to get into character - but are they channelling more than just the characters of the knights they are portraying? As the group of friends begins to disintegrate, concern becomes certainty - this is one opening night that will never be forgotten as life in the small Yorkshire market town of Knaresborough tumbles into horror.
Likened by independent reviewers on Amazon to the BrontE sisters, Edgar Allen Poe, Barbara Erskine and Nathaniel Hawthorne, Karen Perkins' novels are filled with unflinching honesty and an acute understanding of human nature. She explores not only the depths of humanity, but the motivation behind the actions and pain people inflict upon each other, as well as the repercussions of these actions not only in the short term, but also the later generations who live with the implications of the past.
More information about Karen Perkins is available on her website: www.karenperkinsauthor.com
About the Author
Karen Perkins is the international award-winning and bestselling author of six fiction titles in the Valkyrie Series of Caribbean pirate adventures and the Yorkshire Ghost Stories. All of her fiction has appeared at the top of bestseller lists on both sides of the Atlantic with over 200,000 downloads so far. Her first Yorkshire Ghosts novel - The Haunting of Thores-Cross - is a silver medal winner for European Fiction in the 2015 Independent Publisher Book Awards, and Dead Reckoning: A Caribbean Pirate Adventure reached the top 50 in the UK Kindle chart as part of The Hot Box set that also included work by international bestselling thriller authors David Leadbeater, John Paul Davis and Steven Bannister. See more about Karen Perkins, including contact details, on her website: www.karenperkinsauthor.com Karen is on Social Media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/Yorkshireghosts www.facebook.com/ValkyrieSeries Twitter: @LionheartG
1. Praise for the Yorkshire Ghost Stories on Amazon: "This is the most well-researched, intense and spookiest book I've ever read" - Author Amy Queau "Ms Perkins makes the art of writing look easy, a sure sign of a talented writer and gifted story-telling. 5 stars." - Author JJ Toner "Perkins mesmerised with her period dialogue and rich descriptions of life" - Ajoobacats TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE "A beautifully written tale of obsession and possession." - Kathy "One of the best books I've read in a long time." - Loves to Read "The book is most skilfully written in a similar vein to Barbara Erskine" - maureen turner-books by maureen "Well-written with delightfully spooky twists" - K. Grace "I enjoyed the read...one reviewer gave a nod to Bronte... I would give it a nod toward a modern Fall of the House of Usher by Poe" - Eagle "This is one of the best written ghost stories that I have ever read . Karen Perkins really knows how to hold one in suspense and on the edge of their seat." - Avid Reader "Beautiful flow" - Dodger "This is one of the best books that I have had the pleasure to read in a long time." - Elaine Richards "Its North Yorkshire setting comes alive and Karen Perkins imbues it with a sinister quality that certainly spoke to me! Karen Perkins is an author to watch" - Katie B
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