The Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

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Sovereign Power. Eternal Pleasure.

Revealed at last in this new vampire saga for the ages: the true, untold story of the “Virgin Queen” and her secret war against the Vampire King of England. . . .

On the eve of her coronation, Elizabeth Tudor is summoned to the tomb of her mother, Anne Boleyn, to learn the truth about her bloodline—and her destiny as a Slayer. Born to battle the bloodsucking fiends who ...

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Overview

Sovereign Power. Eternal Pleasure.

Revealed at last in this new vampire saga for the ages: the true, untold story of the “Virgin Queen” and her secret war against the Vampire King of England. . . .

On the eve of her coronation, Elizabeth Tudor is summoned to the tomb of her mother, Anne Boleyn, to learn the truth about her bloodline—and her destiny as a Slayer. Born to battle the bloodsucking fiends who ravage the night, and sworn to defend her beloved realm against all enemies, Elizabeth soon finds herself stalked by the most dangerous and seductive vampire of all.

He is Mordred, bastard son of King Arthur, who sold his soul to destroy his father. After centuries in hiding, he has arisen determined to claim the young Elizabeth as his Queen. Luring her into his world of eternal night, Mordred tempts Elizabeth with the promise of everlasting youth and beauty, and vows to protect her from all enemies. Together, they will rule over a golden age for vampires in which humans will exist only to be fed upon. Horrified by his intentions, Elizabeth embraces her powers as a Slayer even as she realizes that the greatest danger comes from her own secret desire to yield to Mordred . . . to bare her throat in ecstasy and allow the vampire king to drink deeply of her royal blood.

As told by Lucy Weston, the vampire prey immortalized in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, this spellbinding account will capture your heart and soul—forever.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
A highly palatable fusion of dark fantasy, historical fiction, and Arthurian legend, this first installment of an audacious new mashup series features Queen Elizabeth as Britain's only hope to defeat an "ancient foe" threatening to overwhelm the land. The narrative, presented as a recently unearthed secret diary, begins when an encounter with Anne Boleyn's ghost awakens Elizabeth's latent supernatural powers. With powerful enemies watching her every move, the young queen is informed of an even more pressing concern: Mordred, a thousand-year-old vampire--who happens to be the bastard son of King Arthur--wants to turn Elizabeth into one of the undead and rule England by her side. Powered by exceptional character development, a meticulously detailed portrayal of 1559 London, and brisk pacing, this utterly readable novel will more than satisfy fans of fantasy and historical fiction alike. (Jan.)
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“A fascinating blend of paranormal and historical starring Elizabeth Tudor as a 16th century kick-ass heroine—what a great concept!”
—Kate Emerson, author of the Secrets of the Tudor Court series

"Breathtaking! Rich with passion and otherworldly intrigue, a bold new account of Elizabeth Tudor's vigilance and daring."
—Sherri Browning Erwin, author of Jane Slayre

"Get ready to know a shocking new side of the great Elizabeth I. Clever and surprising, Weston's tale of this regal young queen sparkles with intrigue, unfolding in graceful layers to reveal a previously hidden history of timeless, supernatural love and well-buried secrets."
—Shana Abe, New York Times bestselling author of the Drákon Series

“Poignant, riveting and wholeheartedly recommended.”
— Kresley Cole, NYTimes bestselling author of the After Dark series

From The Critics
“A fascinating blend of paranormal and historical starring Elizabeth Tudor as a 16th century kick-ass heroine—what a great concept!”

—Kate Emerson, author of the Secrets of the Tudor Court series

"Breathtaking! Rich with passion and otherworldly intrigue, a bold new account of Elizabeth Tudor's vigilance and daring."

—Sherri Browning Erwin, author of Jane Slayre

"Get ready to know a shocking new side of the great Elizabeth I. Clever and surprising, Weston's tale of this regal young queen sparkles with intrigue, unfolding in graceful layers to reveal a previously hidden history of timeless, supernatural love and well-buried secrets."

—Shana Abe, New York Times bestselling author of the Drákon Series

“Poignant, riveting and wholeheartedly recommended.”

— Kresley Cole, NYTimes bestselling author of the After Dark series

Library Journal
In recent years, we've seen famous literary and historical characters jump on the monster-killing bandwagon. Elizabeth Bennet stomps zombies, and Abe Lincoln spears vampires—apparently when not tending to affairs of state. The latest entry in this subgenre of urban fantasy/paranormal romance/historical fiction is none other than Elizabeth Tudor, the Virgin Queen. Author Weston (yes, that Lucy from Bram Stoker's Dracula) crafts an amusing yarn about the queen's destiny aside from ruling England. Borrowing from Arthurian legend, British history, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the novel is told in alternating chapters by Elizabeth and her supernatural enemy, Mordred, the vampire son of King Arthur. No previous knowledge of the Tudors is needed; Weston name checks important historical figures like Elizabeth's adviser William Cecil, and important events are mentioned, along with approximate dates. While it's obvious that this is all fiction, there's just enough weight behind Elizabeth's memories of her mother, Anne Boleyn, and her father, Henry VIII. VERDICT This fun fictional account of the famed monarch will please fans of Seth Grahame-Smith or those in search of a paranormal Alison Weir.—Stacey Rottiers Comfort, Dexter Dist. Lib., MI
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439190333
  • Publisher: Gallery Books
  • Publication date: 12/21/2010
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,390,986
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2012

    Amazing!

    I picked the book up from my local library on a whim nd it turnd out to be a great read. I read the book in one day because i could not put it down. I would highly reccomend this book for a mature audience, due to the graphic nature of certain scenes. Im looking forward to whatever weston writes!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 27, 2011

    Another great book!

    This was a great book! realy suprised me, read it in two days.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 11, 2011

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    History with a Bite

    This book was so much fun to read. I got into a obsession reading the Tudor series from Phillipa Gregory series and the HBO show the Tudors, so when ET Vampire Slayer was released I I knew I had to read it.
    I loved the imaginary character world building presented in this book by bring the vampire element into history. Could you imagine a show on this book, it would rock! The turn of Elizabeth into a slayer was just great, we see all these character developments into her growth as a woman, a Queen, a wife, a Slayer and they are just so well described and put together into a strong cohesive story that I was amazed.
    If felt in reading that this could be a believable element in history because the detail in the book was great to read. The time and place description as well as the added element of the supernatural was superb. If we added some supernatural into the history books then I bet teens these days would be interested in their history books ;)
    After reading through this story and seeing all the woven elements the author put into it with the historic detail and the added supernatural I cannot wait for more from her. It was spellbinding for sure!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 2, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Very Impressed..and So Beautifully Dark...

    So much we don't know is now revealed..Never knowing what will happen to Queen Elizabeth Tudor,,Each page is a page turner..Historically correct,with a twist..0f sorts....History buffs,Anne Rice Fans anyone who lkes The Dark Side..will absolutely not want to finish....Must be patient though..Surely this is not the last we hear from Lucy Weston..

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2014

    If you know any information about the secret war of the vampires

    If you know any information about the secret war of the vampires that took place in 1812, meet me at the Red Robin on 135th St. at 4:15 sharp.
    I will know it is you if you wear yellow and vampire fangs. blood thirsty. peace be with you

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 1, 2013

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    The storyline begins on the eve of Elizabeth¿s coronation when s

    The storyline begins on the eve of Elizabeth’s coronation when she comes into her vampire slaying powers. She is the descendant of the first slayer, Morgaine Le Fay who was Mordred’s lover and in the end his enemy. Mordred is the son of King Arthur who decided to turn to the dark side and become a vampire after his Christian father refused to make peace with them. In a twist of fate, Mordred is made their King. His ultimate goal is to reclaim his right to the throne of England and now is his chance if he can just seduce Elizabeth. Elizabeth as other plans but now she is conflicted between Mordred and her vow to let no man rule her. She is constantly being torn between Robert Dudley, Mordred and England. Who will win?

    I have to say that I had high expectations for this book. Since Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, I’ve been a fan of mash-ups and thought that The Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor would be just as great. Unfortunately it fell flat for me. The actual weaving of the fantasy part into Elizabeth’s real life just didn’t work for me. In all honesty, I enjoyed reading Mordred’s point of view better than Elizabeth’s. I am not saying to not read this book but I would definitely suggest checking it out at your local library.

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  • Posted February 28, 2012

    good start to a series

    entertaining alternate history-should be a fun series

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 2, 2011

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    Before Buffy...

    When I was in 6th grade, I went through a phase where I read every book I could get my hands on about Elizabeth I and Henry VIII. Thought I was pretty well versed on her life and times, but somehow missed the rumors of her secret life as a vampire slayer! Who knew? ;)

    I'm hesitant to read too many of the "revised histories" out there, but I couldn't resist this one; probably because of my childhood infatuation with Elizabeth. And all in all, I wasn't disappointed. Elizabeth is the main character, but we also have a few chapters from Mordred's point of view. Those are easy to identify, because his chapters are all italicized. Haven't seen that before, but made it easier to tell the chapters apart.

    Have seen a few mixed reviews on this book, and several people have complained about the writing style. I liked it. Felt that it fit in well with the Elizabethan time period, yet wasn't too overblown. In fact, I liked the whole idea of Elizabeth having a secret life as a vampire slayer. The book felt like the start of a series and if there are plans for a sequel, I'm looking forward to it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 28, 2010

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    Not just another Vampire book

    This book really surprised me. I love this era. I recently finished the Tudor series on HBO. I did a little research to refresh my memory on Elizabeth. And I wasn't expecting a lot from this book. I was surprised it delivered a very good story, well written, not just another vampire book. This book has me waiting to find out more about Elizabeth the Vampire Slayer. I am hoping for more books in this series.

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  • Posted December 22, 2010

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    Bridget's Review

    As a vampire-addict, I have high standards for vampire books and The Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer won me over! It's brilliantly written and once I started reading, I could not put it down. I love the author's voice and her ability to paint a picture with her words. If you are looking for the next hit book, you've found it!

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  • Posted November 12, 2010

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    a fun alternative historical fantasy

    In 1559 as she is about to become Queen Elizabeth I, the soon to be monarch meets the ghost of her mom Anne Bolyn, whose only transgression that led to her execution was not bearing a male. Anne informs her daughter that besides ruling over England, she has a much more important mission of the Slayer that has come down though the generations of her ancestors as far back as King Arthur whose offspring from the wrong side of the sheets Mordred is a vampire.

    Mordred visits the young Tudor to offer her a deal of a lifetime; in his terms that is already a millennium. Although Elizabeth knows what her late mom wanted from her, Mordred's offer of immortality and ruling over England together for eternity are much more tempting than fighting his kind.

    Similar in concept to Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith including a journal, The Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer is made fresh by fascinating Mordred as he brings a delightfully evil option to the young Tudor Queen. Although one must wonder why Anne waited until Elizabeth is queen to tell her daughter of her heritage, fans will enjoy this fast-paced tale from the moment that Elizabeth is escorted to meet her mom's ghost and never slowing down as Lucy Weston provides a fun alternative historical fantasy.

    Harriet Klausner

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