Allan Fisk’s attention to detail and historical accuracy make for a captivating and fascinating story of political intrigue, spies, and treason in medieval Newfoundland. The year is 1504 and Father Ralph Fletcher, a young priest, is paid forty silver coins called testoons to stay and minister to the winter crew while the summer fleet returns to England.
He becomes swept up in intrigue, as the winter crew attempts to depose King Henry VII of England in favour of a Yorkist pretender. His role in the plot becomes clear—he is to sanctify the actions while striving to convert the native Beothuk to Christianity.
Forty Testoons is available from the publisher, Chronicler Publishing, as well as many bookstores such as Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Borders, Chapters, and many others. It will also be available in the U.K.
Chronicler Publishing is devoted to Canadian historical novels and digital press.
Charles O. Goulet, Editor
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Chronicler Publishing is a Canadian historical novel publisher specializing in Canadian writers, but will look at any worthy historical novel.