About J. A. Nelson
J. A. Nelson’s passion for exploring connections between history, literature, and evidence in written texts has shaped her life thus far—from a BA (Occidental College) and MA (The George Washington University) in cultural studies to a two-decade career at the National Archives of the United States, working with historical documentary treasures and helping people access unique stories in those records. A native of Los Angeles, Ms. Nelson lives with her husband in Northern Virginia. A Man of Honor, or Horatio’s Confessions is her debut novel.
About A Man of Honor
How far would you go to keep a deathbed promise?
Amid rising war between rival kings, a dying prince extracts a promise from his friend, Horatio: “Tell my story.” But how will Horatio preserve his honor and the prince’s legacy while surviving this murderous kingdom and the men who would rule it?
Aided by unexpected allies, a courageous lady-in-waiting and a disgraced French nobleman, Horatio’s perilous quest becomes a life-risking journey to save his dignity and the family he craves.
This historical adventure story tells the fictional tale of how Horatio’s oath gave birth to the legend of Hamlet.
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