“If you like Bernard Conwell’s Grail Quest series, you’ll love The French Executioner and The Curse of Anne Boleyn. To my mind Cornwell is good, but Humphreys is better.”—Sally Zigmund, Historical Novels Review (UK)
The last thing Jean Rombaud expects upon being summoned to behead Anne Boleyn is to dedicate his life to her. But the ill-fated queen has a mysterious request for her executioner: that after taking her life he also take her infamous six-fingered hand and bury it at a sacred crossroads in France. His oath will set Jean on the most dangerous journey of his life.
In The French Executioner, C.C. Humphreys once again brings the past to life in all its glory and peril. This thrilling novel captures the breathtaking story of how courage, love, and loyalty bound Anne Boleyn to the man who ended her life—and saved her legacy.
“Humphreys has fashioned a rollicking good yarn that keeps the pages turning from start to finish.”—Irish Examiner
“A wonderful saga of magic and heroism. If you can find a first impression, hoard it and wait till it rises in value like a first edition of Lord of the Rings. This is as good.”—Crime Time, UK
“A brilliant, brutal, and absorbing historical thriller on the real-life figure of Jean Rombaud, the man who beheaded Anne Boleyn.”—Northern Echo
“An entertaining read—a charming page turner.”—Edmonton Journal
“Lightning paced.”—Publishing News