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  • Published: 3 April 2017
  • ISBN: 9781784752613
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $22.99
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Kingmaker: Divided Souls

(Book 3)




'An enthralling adventure story, honest and powerful. The Wars of the Roses are imagined here with energy, with ferocity, with hunger to engage the reader.' Hilary Mantel



Toby Clement's third epic historical novel set during England's bloody and brutal War of the Roses.

'An enthralling adventure story, honest and powerful. The Wars of the Roses are imagined here with energy, with ferocity, with hunger to engage the reader.' Hilary Mantel

1469: Although the Yorkist King Edward sits on his throne in Westminster, within his family there is discord as his former ally, the Earl of Warwick, continues to conspire against him.

And while to one another's faces they are all smiles, their household men speak in lies and whispers. No man comes to court unarmed.

As riot and rebellion stalk the land, so too do rumours of a secret, which, if proved true, will have devastating effects on the kingdom.

Once again Thomas and Katherine Everingham are drawn into the fray by ruthless enemies and by past lives that refuse to be forgotten…


'Mesmerising' The Times

'Consistently enthralling' Daily Telegraph

'Exhilarating'' Daily Express

'Wonderfully accurate' Daily Mail

'Rich, exciting, seamless and convincing' Hilary Mantel

  • Pub date: 3 April 2017
  • ISBN: 9781784752613
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $22.99

About the Author

Toby Clements

Toby Clements was inspired to write the Kingmaker series having first become obsessed by the Wars of the Roses after a school trip to Tewkesbury Abbey, on the steps of which the Lancastrian claim to the English throne was extinguished in a welter of blood in 1471.

Since then he has read everything he can get his hands on and spent long weekends at re-enactment fairs. He has learned to use the longbow and how to fight with the poll axe, how to start a fire with a flint and steel and a shred of baked linen. He has even helped tan a piece of leather (a disgusting experience involving lots of urine and dog faeces). Little by little he became less interested in the dealings of the high and mighty, however colourful and amazing they might have been, and more fascinated by the common folk of the 15th Century: how they lived, loved, fought and died. How tough they were, how resourceful, resilient and clever. As much as anything this book is a hymn to them.

He lives in London with his wife and three children.

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Praise for Kingmaker: Divided Souls

“Once again Toby Clements knocks it out of the park … the characters and the writing is first class, there are no holes or weaknesses in the plot of this book that just powers along, holding the reader remorselessly in its grip”

Parmenion Books

“Prepare to be immersed in a brutal, mesmerising tale.”

The Times

“Toby Clements’ Kingmaker saga has become one of my favourite historical series and without doubt Divided Souls is my favourite so far and, considering how fantastic Winter Pilgrims is, that’s quite an achievement … This is such a well-written series.”

For Winter Nights

“Toby Clements has just given enough time for our finger nails to grow before making us chew them down again … Toby comes at us with twists and shocks that keep the pages turning.”

The Bookbag

“Brilliant, vividly real and fast moving ... Historical novel writing at its best”

Lancaster Guardian

“Prepare to be immersed in a brutal, mesmerising tale”

The Times

“This fine series reaches new heights in Divided Souls, an exhilarating, thrilling read, splattered with blood and gore.”

Daily Express

“A bubo erupting with malice.”

Sunday Telegraph

“Toby Clements has just given enough time for our finger nails to grow before making us chew them down again … Toby comes at us with twists and shocks that keep the pages turning.”

The Bookbag

“Divided Souls is such a rich and exciting novel...it’s seamless, and it’s convincing. It’s surprising how many historical novelists fail to imagine a pre-photograph world where you don’t know what great men look like, any more than you know what a dragon looks like, and you can’t be sure if they’re real or not... Get the pollaxe back, and proceed.”

Hilary Mantel

“A product of vivid imagination and astute historical knowledge, tempered by fine writing skills.”

Historical Novels Review


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