The Last Plantagent? written and self-published by Jennifer C Wilson is available NOW in ebook format. The ebook is also included in the kindleunlimited scheme.
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The fireplace hadn’t looked like a time-portal.
All Kate had wanted was a fun, relaxing day out, watching the knights jousting at Nottingham Castle. What she ended up with was something quite different.
Transported in a heartbeat from 2011 to 1485, how will Kate handle life at the Ricardian court? Even more importantly, how will she cope when she catches the eye of the king himself?
I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting Jennifer C Wilson’s novella; The Last Plantagenet?
Wow! What an amazing short story. I feel quite emotional after reading The Last Plantagenet? by Jennifer C Wilson. The author managed to grasp my attention and my imagination and my emotions were evoked with the words and characters in the story.
I find short stories are ideal tea break reads or ‘in between’ reads but The Last Plantagenet? was so much more than a quick read.
I was enthralled by the story of Kate, a historical enthusiast and big fan of Richard III, to find herself travelling back in time to the 15th century. To a time with the reign of King Richard III staying at Nottingham Castle. To a time when the country was at unrest with the approaching arrival of the Tudors.
Jennifer C Wilson brought so much atmosphere to this story, it was very imaginative but still in line with historical events. The story also felt a little eerie at times. I was there with Kate experiencing life in the castle with it’s servants and ladies in waiting and I was also in the throes of unrest that was evident in the Kingdom. Kate soon had to think on her feet and get in to character to keep her time travelling secret.
A short story that certainly packed a punch; full of drama, intrigue, passion, tragedy, sadness all mixed with a dose of magic. I really enjoyed this novella and will definitely check out more work by the author.
About the Author
Jennifer is a marine biologist by training, who developed an equal passion for history whilst stalking Mary, Queen of Scots of childhood holidays (she since moved on to Richard III). She completed her BSc and MSc at the University of Hull, and has worked as a marine environmental consultant since graduating.
Enrolling on an adult education workshop on her return to the north-east reignited Jennifer’s pastime of creative writing, and she has been filling notebooks ever since. In 2014, Jennifer won the Story Tyne short story competition, and also continues to work on developing her poetic voice, reading at a number of events, and with several pieces available online. Her Kindred Spirits novels are published by Crooked Cat Books and available via Amazon.
I had to re-cap with myself the meaning of Plantagenet and here is a short extract from Wikipedia:
The House of Plantagenet was a royal house which originated from the lands of Anjou in France. The name Plantagenet is used by modern historians to identify four distinct royal houses: the Angevins, who were also Counts of Anjou; the main body of the Plantagenets following the loss of Anjou; and the Plantagenets’ two cadet branches, the Houses of Lancaster and York. The family held the English throne from 1154, with the accession of Henry II, until 1485, when Richard III died in battle.