Author Kathleen M. Kelley’s New Book “The Protector” is a Gripping Work of Historical Fiction Based on the Controversial Life of King Richard III of England

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Recent release “The Protector” from Page Publishing author Kathleen M. Kelley is a masterful blend of historical figures and fictional characters that bring the story of Richard III, one of the most mysterious and maligned monarchs in history, to vivid life on the pages of this book.

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Kathleen M. Kelley, a retired accountant and lifelong anglophile who lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with her husband, has completed her new book “The Protector”: a gripping and potent tale drawing a fascinating portrait of Richard III, one of the most controversial historical figures in the world.

As one of the most enigmatic and most reviled kings in English history, the man who will become Richard III emerges from the pages of “The Protector” as a loyal brother, a fearless soldier, and an able administrator of the north of England. Neither saint nor villain, he is thrust unwillingly into power by the untimely death of his elder brother, King Edward IV, who leaves the crown to his son, a twelve-year-old boy.

On his deathbed, the dying king names Richard protector of the new king and of the realm, but the youth is wholly under the influence of the Woodvilles, his mother’s family and Richard’s sworn enemies. The result is a power struggle in which Richard must fight to gain not only physical possession of the new king but also his affections as well. In this contest, he is joined by an old ally, William Lord Hastings, and by a new one, the charismatic Henry Stafford, Duke of Buckingham. Both men will play pivotal roles in the events that follow.

In the process, Richard will learn of an old family secret that has the capacity to change his life. He will also endure stunning betrayals from the two men who are closest to him while himself committing what is arguably the greatest betrayal of all—the seizing of the crown from his brother’s son. This action leaves both the deposed king and his younger brother, Richard’s namesake, open to a fate that Richard could not have foreseen, one that is wrapped in the riddle of his relationship with Henry Stafford and that will haunt him for the rest of his days.

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Kathleen M. Kelley's riveting tale draws a fascinating portrait of one of history's most polarizing figures while at the same time providing a possible answer to one of its most enduring mysteries: What happened to the "Princes in the Tower?"

Readers who wish to experience this mesmerizing work can purchase “The Protector” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Kobo, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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