“‘Roger will be here soon. Tomorrow perhaps. And then the Order of the White Boar shall be together again…’
Alys’s face had shone with pleasure – pleasure I had also not seen in so very long. Not since … when? Before our parting in the Low Countries, when first Roger, then she, had returned to England to their different households? Before that fateful day in August? No, perhaps even longer ago – before the death of poor little Ed, far from us, far even from his parents, on that cold spring day in Middleham.
Not all the Order would be here…”
One day to go…
Alex Marchant is author of two books telling the story of the real King Richard III for children aged 10+, The Order of the White Boar and The King’s Man, and editor of Grant Me the Carving of My Name and Right Trusty and Well Beloved…, two anthologies of short fiction inspired by the king, sold in support of Scoliosis Association UK (SAUK).
A third book in the ‘White Boar’ sequence, King in Waiting, is currrently available for pre-order and will be published on 17 September 2021, with the fourth, Sons of York, due out in 2022. Alex has also published a standalone timeslip novel for readers aged 10+, Time out of Time.
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