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We, King Henry VIII: Part 1 by S. Joy P.
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About the Author
S. Joy P. was once told, "You understand the renaissance men better than you do those of nowadays." "Is that a flaw?" she asked. Always fascinated with great men of the bygone era, she has been telling their fates since her high school years. Currently she writes for two royal patrons: Henry VIII and Vlad III (also known as Dracula). As a novelist, she spends endless hours doing research for her works and always strives to stay close to the historical reality. Of course, given the fantasy genre, she takes some liberties, but never disregards hard facts. Instead, she incorporates them in the story. The liberties taken fall in the territories uncharted in chronicles. With Vlad the Third, the Prince of Ungro-Wallachia and the duke of Amlas and Fagaras, she has been having a love affair lasting two decades. Twenty years ago, her first story featuring him was born, and more followed as time went by. She has never believed him to be a monster. For her, he has always been an honorable prince whose reputation was sorely damaged by his enemies. When Love came to her with his tale, things and events clicked in their predestined place and the saga Dracula's Love emerged from the fogs of time. Those who seek only blood and stakes and fangs in a tale about Vlad will not like it. Those who are willing to see him as a man with all human feelings, to consider his deeds through the lens of his time, to admire his greatness and to forgive his flaws... those are very welcome in S. Joy P.'s world. His Majesty Henry VIII and she have had just as long history together, with periods of waxing and waning interest from both sides. One December night in 2013, she watched a documentary which portrayed him in a particularly vicious light. That night, a transformation of her interest in him into a commitment made to him began. She does not like him to be portrayed as a hulk who was not in control of his eating habits, or as a vessel of illnesses and infirmities of all kinds. Even less she enjoys reading over and over again that he was a tyrant who only pursued his shallow interests, and in the process ruined lives of six wives. And so she promised him to write his story and let him tell it in his own words. Their conversations and her deep research about him and his time gave birth to We, King Henry VIII, a historical supernatural drama that features his romantic love for a man and covers more than a quarter of a century of his life. In this fictional autobiography, Henry remains true to his inner-self. To the virtuous prince whom he was. If you are willing to see him in this light, as a great man though not always a perfect one, and if you enjoy lyrical prose, you are going to love the We, King Henry VIII Series.
May 30, 2015
Henry VIII of England seeks his way home – into the arms of his long-lost lover. On the 27th of January, 1547 AD, at eleven o'clock at night, Henry VIII is mere three hours from his death.
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