Anne Boleyn wakes up damp and cold. She quickly deduces that she is in her grave. To her ire she realizes that a shallow grave in the burial grounds of the Chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula, (a stone’s throw from the Tower of London) is her final testing place. The Queen is angry. Not only had a last minute decision caused her to be hanged rather than beheaded, she was buried in an unmarked grave as if she was a common nobody! She, Anne Boleyn, who until yesterday, was Queen of England and the mother of the King’s legitimate and rightful heir, her precious daughter Elizabeth. She soon finds that she is not alone as her favorite court musician Marc Smeaton & her brother George have also escaped their graves. She is pleased to find Sir Thomas Wyatt mourning her in the Cemetary. He is incredulous at the sight of his dead lover, as he witnessed her execution and burial.
Anne is out for revenge. She had been wrongly charged, tried and convicted of treason with a witchcraft charge thrown in for good measure. She’s been sentenced to death by beheading (along with five innocent men including brother George and Marc Smeaton). Furthermore, her husband Henry VIII has thrown in her this bloody cold tower and he’s chasing HER lady-in-waiting Jane “the whore” Seymour around the castle. Plus the old, fat King has given ALL of Anne’s jewels to the little wench. Henry has it coming if he thinks he’ll be rid of Anne Boleyn so easy.
The day of the execution dawns and the King forgot to take his lithium because he’s decided that rather than behead her, the six finger witch will hang in
Tower Green. That will show her she’s just a common roll in the hay. Boring was more like it. Anne is brought to the Tower and promptly hung. The hangman throws her body in a shallow grave and throws some dirt over her and collects his 10 quid. Back at Westminster, Henry and Jane are dancing a reel and planning their nuptials.
However, as soon as the sun begins to set, Anne begins to feel an ache in her bones, and her neck really hurts. She realizes that she, Queen Anne of England has been thrown in a pauper’s grave without even a coffin. “I hope that hangman chokes on his 20 quid.” As she sits up in the dirt, she sees that her old pal Marc Smeaton is arising also, as well as her brother George. Marc and Anne look no worse the wear but George was always a delicate sort. They have to dispatch George back to “death” while they figure out what the HELL they are! Anne feels a delicious new power in her veins, but Marc is just in a jolly good mood. As they quickly exit St. Peter’s Vincula, they are shocked to see Sir Thomas Wyatt. He’s been holding a vigil at
Anne’s grave all day, on the edge of grief stricken breakdown. Needless to say, Sir Thomas is overjoyed that his love is well “undead”.
Anne begins to recognize her vast new power. Marc has some of her power, but not all.. With Sir Thomas as their human conduit, they ready plans for a campaign of terror against the King and his court.
As the Westminster “hauntings” begin, Anne concludes she must feed on more human blood than Tom is giving her and begins to stealthily attack a few nameless victims. Unfortunately, her first was a Sentry and she did not finish him off correctly so now she has created a superhuman beast. Problems, problems.These beings are wildly out of control so therefore a threat to innocent Englishmen. Plus, Tom and Anne got a little too lusty and now he’s fully turned. If she didn’t loathe her fat, rat husband, this would be a real bore.
And she’s deduced that Catherine of Aragon’s ghost is hanging around protecting people. Like a few of Anne’s would be victims.Like Jane Seymour. And Anne can’t see the Catholic witch but Cat can see Anne. Bugger!!Jane Seywhore managed to finally bear HVIII’s precious heir, which only increased Queen B’s fury til she heard thru the undead grapevine that darling Jane has gotten herself a fever and is dying. Hah! Thats what she gets for stealing someone else’s man.
BOLEYN TUDOR VAMPIRE IS A FUN BOOK AND RE-VAMP OF 16TH CENTURY HISTORY. It’s well worth the $2.99 Kindle price. tags: royal, tudor, wife, mistress
Anne, with a little help from Marc and Sir Thomas manages to wreak havoc at court and bring the King to the brink of insanity. The “Vampire” Queen becomes so blood thirsty that her love and ally her quest Sir Thomas makes it his mission to stop her forever.
I love historical fiction AND vampire tales, so I really enjoyed BOLEYN TUDOR VAMPIRE. Great read for all those who liked the zombie version of Sense & Sensability and the many other similar novels. I thought the author did a great job with the characters and the story. I look forward to trying other books from her ABAXAS series.