‘Excellent, exciting and extremely addictive!! If you're a history lover then this book is for you. Nest is a character I've never come across in other books and she opens up a whole new interesting world. I can't wait to read the next book.’ Tony Hawkes
‘A richly detailed, historical story of life, love, and power in the 11th Century Anglo-Norman kingdom. Not a historical romance but a harsh, realistic, factually-based historical story that will grip you from start to finish. I became hooked by the workings of power, the betrayals and lies, and the treatment of women in the King's court, and the author really lets you step back into the past to a much harsher time. With plenty of danger, subterfuge, and shocking revelations, DAUGHTER OF THE LAST KING is an outstanding piece of historical fiction.’
‘This is a beautifully written story, set against impressively researched history and narrated at a thriller pace. This is history brought to life with real characters, real events and a great story. I couldn’t put it down and greatly anticipate the second volume.’ Gina Connolly
‘This is a wonderfully written historical novel, full of details that bring to life the people and the England and Wales of the time. From the descriptions of the wild Welsh coast, to the splendid court of Henry I, Tracey Warr makes you feel you are there alongside Nest, experiencing all of the sights and sounds of the medieval world. Highly recommended.’ Christine Rolls
‘The novel is clearly meticulously researched, but it is never weighed down, and the detail about daily life at court, in Norman castles or in convents is always interspersed with great character development, engaging dialogue and page-turning action. Nest is a lively and engaging protagonist, one I look forward to meeting again when the next instalment in the trilogy is released.’ Lisa Redmond
‘As the drawbridge came down and I ventured in, I was not disappointed. In fact I remember nothing of what happened in my every day life until I came out at the end. The level of detail and care and attention which has gone into this novel is spellbinding but it never gets in the way of the plot. A brilliantly woven tapestry of historical intrigue where I felt as if I’d been part of the novel, and part of Nest’s life and I missed her for a while afterwards.’ The Booktrail
A guest post by Tracey Warr on medieval Wales and its castles has been posted on Tony Riches The Writing Desk.
Daughter of the Last King was published on 1 March 2023 by Meanda Books. You can read a launch interview with the author on the Historical Novels Society website. Daughter of the Last King is Book I in the Conquest series. Book II, The Drowned Court, is published in April and Book III, The Anarchy, is published in May.