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Pray for Reign

Thea Atkinson


Copyright 1999 Thea Atkinson


Smashwords Edition


Published by Thea Atkinson


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ISBN: 0757427901


Prologue:

For one wrenching moment, she knew she had no body. She could see the tears in her sister’s eyes, hear the sobbing of her women. The faint sweet taste of blood filled her mouth, and was gone. No pain, no panic, rather a stillness in which her mind whispered, "Ah, so it’s finished then."

In the next instant awareness left her.


Chapter 1

May 1536: Tower of London

What could a person do while she waited for her death? Play chess, sing a tune, cry? Anne didn’t know, so over the days she’d been imprisoned, she did them all. In a matter of moments she went from laughing, to singing, to crying bitter tears. After that, she played a game of chess--acting as both competitors, so it didn’t matter who won. She just needed to keep her mind occupied.

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