2018 EPIC eBook Award Finalist for Historical Romance; Solo Medalist Winner of the 2018 New Apple Awards for Historical Romance; 2016 Romance Through the Ages 3rd Place Award Winner (Ancient/Medieval/Renaissance)
England 1650: Civil War has given way to an uneasy peace in the year since Parliament executed King Charles I.
Royalist officer James Hart refuses to accept the tyranny of the new government, and to raise funds for the restoration of the king’s son, he takes to the road as a highwayman.
Elizabeth Seton has long been shunned for being a traitor’s daughter. In the midst of the new order, she risks her life by sheltering fugitives from Parliament in a garrison town. But her attempts to rebuild her life are threatened, first by her own sense of injustice, then by falling in love with the dashing Hart.
The lovers’ loyalty is tested through war, defeat and separation. James must fight his way back to the woman he loves, while Elizabeth will do anything to save him, even if it means sacrificing herself.
Traitor’s Knot is a sweeping tale of love and conflicted loyalties set against the turmoil of the English Civil War.
Published by Lume Books and available through Amazon.
Praise for Traitor’s Knot
“This exceptional historical novel is a gripping tale of love and jealousy rife with unexpected twists and poignant moments that whisks readers on an unforgettable journey into the past.” Historical Novel Society
“Traitor’s Knot by Cryssa Bazos is a historical novel that will blow your socks off and leave you eagerly awaiting more from this talented author who so effortlessly paints a picture of the past with such emotion that it will stay in your mind for days to come.” Books of All Kinds
“A hugely satisfying read that will appeal to historical fiction fans who demand authenticity, and who enjoy a combination of suspense, action, and a very believable love story. Five stars.” Elizabeth St. John, bestselling author of The Lady of the Tower.
“Characters are extremely layered. Settings and scenes are beautifully envisioned and I guarantee that any reader who likes novels with historical adventure leaping from the page will be totally immersed in this book and feel passionate about its characters.” Carol McGrath, bestselling author of The Handfasted Wife.
“Cryssa Bazos is equally at home writing battle scenes as writing romance, and the pace keeps the reader turning the pages. The book is chock-full of historical facts, and these are seamlessly woven into the plot. Fans of English Civil War fiction will lap this up, and it would also suit readers who enjoy classic historical fiction by for example Kathleen Winsor, Georgette Heyer, or Pamela Belle as well as the thrillers of Michael Arnold.” Deborah Swift, bestselling author of The Gilded Lily and Pleasing Mister Pepys.
“Cryssa Bazos’ début novel, Traitor’s Knot, is a strongly written and very readable story set during the years immediately following the execution of King Charles I at the end of the Second English Civil War in 1649.” Romantic Historical Reviews
“This is a well put together debut novel which I am happy to recommend to readers who like their romance with a good dose of realistic historical fiction.” Rosie Amber Reviews
“There are some books that when you turn the pages, everything else is suddenly not so important. You get lost in the story, as you watch the events unfold in front of you. Traitor’s Knot by Cryssa Bazos is such a book.” Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots