Title: Velvet Petals, Piercing Thorns (Prologue+23/23) COMPLETE Media: Fic Author:a_glass_parade Rating: Overall a hard R, maybe NC-17 Genre: Romance, AU, Historical Fiction Warnings: This is essentially a romance novel set in a violent time...there will eventually be depictions of sexual acts, things said that these days would be considered politically incorrect, adult language, murder, possible beatings (do you not just love how I can guarantee there will be murder but I'm still not sure about the beatings? I'm awful), sexual blackmail, and threats of torture. Spoilers: While events and references from both seasons of Glee may be adapted and worked into the story occasionally, it's otherwise fully AU. Word Count: Story: 110,000+ as of October 8th, 2011 Summary: England, 1484-85: The forces of Lancaster see Edward Blaine Anderson, Viscount Dalton, as key to their plans to retake and hold the throne of England. The House of York has come to the same conclusion and they want to stop that from happening. Their secret weapon will be Kurt Hummel, stableman's son and reluctant spy. Additional Notes: This is written in the vein of your typical historical romance novel with all the historical liberties taken that you'd expect. I do try to be as historically accurate as is feasible, though. Both original characters and characters derived from history appear and interact with Glee characters. Beta reading and handholding provided by mothergoddamn, who is pretty much made of awesome. Additional support provided by selenakyle, who is also essentially made of all things wonderful.