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The Tainted Crown

(The fourth book in the Horstberg Saga series)
A novel by


He Was Born To Inherit A Country, But The Crown He Is Destined To Wear Is The Very Threat Against His Life

Erich du Woernig grew up knowing he would someday inherit his father's position as the Duke of Horstberg. He also grew up observing the powerful and tender love shared by his parents. Determined to find that same kind of love in his own life, he is holding out for a woman who can see more in him than a marriage that will give his future wife prestige and great wealth.

After more than a decade of searching for the right woman, Erich may have finally found a love beyond anything he'd imagined. But his happiness and the stability of the country is at risk when a long-dormant evil comes to the surface in Horstberg, threatening his life and that of his young nephew, who is Erich's heir. While Erich tries to remain confident that he will live long enough to claim his right to serve his country, he is haunted by premonitory dreams that imply his life will come to a tragic end.

As a force of extremist revolutionaries force Horstberg to the brink of war, the entire du Woernig family must flee into hiding for the sake of their own survival. Only when everything is on the line does Erich come to fully understand what truly matters.

If you missed the first three books in the Horstberg Saga, they are now available in one ebook called Horstberg Saga Volumes 1-3 at a considerable savings over the single titles.

What readers are saying

"... Full of hope, love and suspense. She has a way of pulling me into each story as if I were there. I laughed, and cried in each book. Loved the continuing story line."

"I would recommend this book and series to anyone who enjoys historical romance. Compelling stories."

"Loved this series! I enjoyed the improbable romance of Kathe and the prince. The characters are well written, the description is great. The author has built a beautiful world that was very visual for me. The book can be a perfect stand-alone, you don't have to have read the others as the author neatly brings in back story, but the others are so good why would you not want to read them all!"

"Continuing the story, another excellent read. Lots of action, suspense, drama, and clean romance. Well done again."

"It was a book that I was dreading the way it seemed to be ending. It was a great love story and mystery together."

Genre: Historical Romance

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Used availability for Elizabeth D Michaels's The Tainted Crown

Paperback Editions

April 2015 : USA Paperback

Title: The Tainted Crown (Horstberg) (Volume 4)
Author(s): Elizabeth D Michaels
ISBN: 1-939203-60-0 / 978-1-939203-60-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: White Star Press
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Kindle Editions

April 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Tainted Crown (Horstberg Saga Book 4)
Author(s): Elizabeth D Michaels, Anita Stansfield
Publisher: White Star Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU