• The Winter Queen

    The Winter Queen

    The Winter Queen

    Jane Stevenson

    Jane stevenson's several deceptions was hailed as one of the outstanding literary debuts of the year 2000. now, with the winter queen, stevenson confirms her place as a major new talent. this superb novel, the first in a historical trilogy, is a work of extraordinary ambition and range. set in holland in the seventeenth century, the winter queen is a sweeping portrait of the tumultuous history and politics of the era as well as an immensely moving account of a strange and magical love affair. at its center are two

    Book 1
  • The Shadow King

    The Shadow King

    The Shadow King

    Jane Stevenson

    In the shadow king, jane stevenson illuminates the world of the intriguing balthasar stuart, the secret biracial child born of the illicit love between a queen of bohemia and an exiled african prince. a gifted young doctor in the late seventeenth century, balthasar struggles with very contemporary issues of identity, brought into play by his difficult heritage. driven out of holland by the plague, he makes his way first to the raffish, cynical world of restoration london, where he encounters aphra behn, the english spy and sometimes playwright. he leaves

    Book 2