May 1536: Anne Boleyn is executed, and Thomas Cromwell breakfasts with the victors. He emerges from the spring's bloodbath to continue his climb to power and wealth, while his master Henry VIII settles into short-lived happiness with his third queen, Jane Seymour. All of England lies before Cromwell, ripe for innovation and religious reform. But in this "triumphant end to a spellbinding story" (NPR), completing the trilogy with the Man Booker Prize winners Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, Cromwell's enemies are gathering in the shadows—and the one friend he has is even more dangerous. Indeed, how long can anyone survive under Henry's cruel and capricious gaze?
"The series' first two books won the Booker Prize—the third, rich with memory and metaphor—may be even better."—Publishers Weekly