This reading group guide for The Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer includes an introduction, discussion questions, ideas for enhancing your book club, and a Q&A with author Lucy Weston. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book.
On the eve of her coronation, Elizabeth Tudor discovers that she is heir to more than just the throne of England. In an arcane ritual performed at the Tower of London, her powers as a vampire slayer are awakened. Plunged into a deadly struggle for the future of her realm, she is caught between her human yearnings and the temptation presented by Mordred, king of the vampires, who offers her eternal life as his queen. In her own words, Elizabeth reveals to us her greatest fears, her most intimate longings, and ultimately the choice she makes that will change her world forever.TOPICS AND QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION
1. The Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer reveals the hitherto hidden connections between the worlds of the Tudors and the Vampires. Were you surprised to discover that such connections exist? Does the involvement of paranormal forces help to explain how Elizabeth was able to reign so long and so successfully in a time of such danger?