Michelle Diener Talks In a Treacherous Court

Posted on September 24, 2011

In a Treacherous Court


Author Michelle Diener talks about her latest novel, In a Treacherous Court. The novel talks readers back to 1525 where artist Susanna Horenbout has been sent from Belgium to be Henry VIII's personal illuminator inside the royal palace.

The publisher says, "Artist Susanna Horenbout is sent from Belgium to be Henry VIII's personal illuminator inside the royal palace. But her new homeland greets her with an attempt on her life, and the King's most lethal courtier, John Parker, is charged with keeping her safe. As further attacks are made, Susanna and Parker realize that she unknowingly carries the key to a bloody plot against the throne."

Susanna Horenbout was a real historical figure during the time period. Diener says she was fascinated about the idea of a woman artist working alone with primarily men. Take a look:



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