Books The Mirror & the Light by Hilary Mantel Hardcover, 480 pages, Henry Holt & Co, List Price: $30 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Mirror & the LightAuthorHilary Mantel Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers NPR Summary A tale inspired by the final years of Thomas Cromwell describes how after the execution of Anne Boleyn and childbed death of Queen Jane, the former blacksmith's son orchestrates a desperate plot to fortify England and save his own life. Genres: Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Fiction Also by Hilary Mantel A Place of Greater Safety Wolf Hall The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher Bring Up The Bodies The Tortoise and the Hare Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Mirror & the Light Hilary Mantel signs a copy of The Mirror & the Light in London on March 4, 2020. Peter Summers/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Peter Summers/Getty Images Review Author Interviews Hilary Mantel Says Now-Complete Trilogy Was 'The Central Project Of My Life' March 8, 2020 The Mirror & the Light will be the last novel in Mantel's acclaimed trilogy about King Henry VIII's powerful chief minister Thomas Cromwell. "I fold my hands. It's over to you, the reader," she says. Hilary Mantel Says Now-Complete Trilogy Was 'The Central Project Of My Life' Listen · 7:20 7:20 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/813384354/813384355" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Review Book Reviews 'The Mirror & The Light' Is A Triumphant End To A Spellbinding Story March 2, 2020 In this new novel, Hilary Mantel brings her award-winning trilogy on the life of Tudor politician Thomas Cromwell to an end. And even though readers know how this story will end, it's still gripping.