Treachery and Truth by Katy Huth Jones

Tells the true story behind the Christmas carol

A story of sinners, servants, and saints.

Immersed in the historical background of the tenth century, this true tale of Good King Wenceslas, as told by his faithful servant Poidevin, brings the reader into the Dark Ages. Fear grips the land of Bohemia as the faithful face betrayal and persecution under the reign of the pagan Duchess Dragomira. As she struggles for power with the rightful heir, Prince Václav, her foes forge alliances in secret despite the risk of discovery. Who will survive?


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"This story is a great read for young men, it will captivate their interest,

and show them a man living his faith well." 

~Steven R. McAvoy, Book Reviews and More


"While I think boys and girls alike will love this easy-to-read and exciting novel,

I think that especially boys have several strong figures to look up to and model." 

~Emily Davis, Our Home, Mary's Mantle


"The story of Vaclav’s bravery, honesty, humility, and generosity also delivers a powerful message about the meaning of suffering, fidelity to Christ,

and loving our enemies." 

~Wayne S. Walker, Homeschool Book Review Blog


Duke Vaclav is the patron saint of the Czech Republic, but most people know him as "Good King Wenceslas" from the Christmas carol.



Katy Huth Jones featured Treachery & Truth on the 8th Faith Through Fiction episode about courage. Check it out here.