Publication Date: September 7, 2014
Genre: YA Historical Fiction
A Queen fights for her life.
A King denies his heart and soul.
A girl faces her true identity.
All things must come to an end—all things but love.
The Light in the Labyrinth, a young adult novel, depicts the lives of women in the patriarchal society of the Tudors, a time when aristocratic families commonly traded them for favour and status. Told from the perspective of a teenage Katherine Carey, niece of Anne Boleyn, this is a story of a girl who becomes a woman in the court of Henry VIII, the bloody tyrant remembered so well by history.
Unhappy at home with her mother, who has remarried, Kate receives permission to go to court to attend her royal aunt. In the past, Kate idolized her aunt from a distance; now given a place amongst her aunt’s trusted women, she becomes an eyewitness to the intrigue and heartache of Anne Boleyn’s final months as queen.
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About the Author
Wendy J. Dunn is an Australian writer who has been obsessed by Anne Boleyn and Tudor History since she was ten-years-old. She is the author of two Tudor novels: Dear Heart, How Like You This?, the winner of the 2003 Glyph Fiction Award and 2004 runner up in the Eric Hoffer Award for Commercial Fiction, and The Light in the Labyrinth, her first young adult novel.While she continues to have a very close and spooky relationship with Sir Thomas Wyatt, the elder, serendipity of life now leaves her no longer wondering if she has been channeling Anne Boleyn and Sir Tom for years in her writing, but considering the possibility of ancestral memory. Her own family tree reveals the intriguing fact that her ancestors – possibly over three generations – had purchased land from both the Boleyn and Wyatt families to build up their own holdings. It seems very likely Wendy’s ancestors knew the Wyatts and Boleyns personally.Born in Melbourne, Australia, Wendy is married and the mother of three sons and one daughter—named after a certain Tudor queen, surprisingly, not Anne.Wendy tutors at Swinburne University in their Master of Arts (Writing) program. She also works as a literature support teacher at a primary school.For more information please visit Wendy J. Dunn's website. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.
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Review & Giveaway at Bookish
Tuesday, December 2
Review & Interview at The Tudor Enthusiast
Wednesday, December 3
Review & Giveaway at Peeking Between the Pages
Thursday, December 4
Guest Post at The Tudor Trail
Friday, December 5
Spotlight at A Leisure Moment
Monday, December 8
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Tuesday, December 9
Review & Giveaway at The Eclectic Reader
Wednesday, December 10
Guest Post at Historical Fiction Obsession
Thursday, December 11
Review at WTF Are You Reading?
Review & Giveaway at Historical Fiction Obsession
Friday, December 12
Spotlight at Passages to the Past