The Gambit H.W. Coyle

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The Gambit  by  H.W. Coyle

The Gambit by H.W. Coyle
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Set in Tudor England and inspired by Mark Twain’s ‘The Prince and the Pauper,’ this work of historical fiction tells of a young Lady Elizabeth, eager to experience life beyond the palace and Henry Frye, an orphan boy seeking to flee the brutalMoreSet in Tudor England and inspired by Mark Twain’s ‘The Prince and the Pauper,’ this work of historical fiction tells of a young Lady Elizabeth, eager to experience life beyond the palace and Henry Frye, an orphan boy seeking to flee the brutal conditions that are his lot in life.

Though born into very different worlds, they are so close in age and looks they could be twins.What begins as a case of mistaken identity evolves into an adventure for the two youths, one that is as dangerous as it is exciting in ways neither could have ever imagined. The freedom the Lady Elizabeth enjoys while assuming the role of a boy is tempered by the cruel realities of battle as she is taken on as a squire by Sir Thomas Shaw, a landless knight and soldier of fortune who believes she is Henry, a lad Thomas often looks after when he is not on campaign.When it is discovered Elizabeth is missing, Sir Robert, the Earl of Bedford and Elizabeth’s guardian dragoons Henry into a deception intended to keep the King from knowing he has failed in his duties.

What should have been a brief respite from a life of deprivation for Henry becomes something more as he is drawn up into court intrigues that are just as vicious and unforgiving as the back alleys of London.As the two youths tread their way along uncharted paths, the English King arranges for the betrothal of the Lady Elizabeth to the French Dauphin. Sir Robert, who passed Henry off as the Elizabeth must do all he can to keep that from occurring least his role in the deception be discovered. When she learns of this, Elizabeth, aided Thomas races back to England in an effort to undo a comedy of errors that threatens to turn deadly.



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