The Orphan King

by nike, August 7, 2012

This is the beginning of a story – the opening ‘note’ of a story about Matilda, a young girl whose life becomes entangled in the life of the orphan king, Edward VI.

This story takes place during a time in English history that never quite happened. Here are some things you may already know, if you have studied your history: once there was an orphan called Edward, who became king of England when he was just 9 years old. Edward had two older sisters: Elizabeth and Mary.

Here is something you may not have heard: shortly before Edward ascended the throne in 1547 a channel opened between the worlds, and three ghosts, driven by fear, ambition and fury, crossed into the world.

Edward VI was the King of England between 1547 and 1553. In this story, the three ghosts that cross into the world when his father dies and he ascends the throne are the mothers of Edward and his sisters, Elizabeth and Mary: Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, and Jane Seymour. Three furies. Three mourners. Three ghosts who are determined to see their children survive, and flourish. And rule.


  • Intriguing!!! You always stimulate a desire and a thirt for more knowledge, for more history! Neen

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    • August 9, 2012

    Hey Neen! Long time, no see. I hear you're a properly married woman now: how lovely for you and your beloved. Thanks for the comment on the new book. It's so encouraging! warm wishes nike

  • Wow, word certainly gets around fast. Yes, it's true ... At least as official as we can be. And it was a fantastic day, we got the photos back already and I can't stop looking through them over and over. I'm already hooked on your new work. Has Rupetta been released? Did I miss it? Life has been crazy. I'm sorry if it has and I haven't yet got my hands on the final copy. I've been dying to get it and read it.

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    • August 11, 2012

    I heard all about the wedding - oh yes - from a beautiful blonde birdie. I bet the photos are gorgeous. Rupetta comes out later this year - I don't have a precise date yet. I've just finished a copy edit, and I know the publishers are working hard on making it a beautiful fetish object.

  • Oh yes I know the beautiful blonde birdie well, all be it in a land seeming to be far far away at the moment. Lovely, can't wait to get my paws on it, looking forward greedily until the end of the year! :)

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