I loved the tv show on stars and had to get the books for myself! This book is great, however a tad annoying on the main characters side, and the reader is amazing!
Phillipa Gregory again writes of Tudor/York England in a part of the War of the roses, but it is Bianca Amato that paints the vision. Very well v done.
I wanted to stand up and clap at the end even though this is a familiar story to me. The narrator did an outstanding job with portraying this complicated woman that you could say bordered on determinedly pious and devoted to a cause or just flat out insane!! I still haven't made up my mind. I hope the remainder of the books on this series are as wonderful!!
loved it the narration was wonderful so much so that I grew to really dislike Margaret.
...but really grew to love this book. Margaret was a bit of a loon but one cannot fault her tenacity.
Yes, her painting of life in the era is impeccable. She probably stays true to who Margaret was, but she was not someone I'd have as a friend or even a acquaintance. I think if you were to count the number of times she said that she was "called by God" or something to that effect, it would be several times per chapter.
That said, it was a fascinating listen, replete with the drama of the age and I didn't find myself wanting to walk away from the book. I was just annoyed with Margaret - a lot - during the entire book.
It was good. No spoilers - her son, Henry Tudor becomes Henry VII which is an historic fact.
I liked the battles, which were told and narrated from another point of view.
As long as Margaret didn't say she was "called by God" constantly.
It's looking like a great series. Very well written
I'm looking forward to the others
Great book. The red queen seemed very self righteous and falsely humble. I wonder how close that is to the way she really was
The headline pretty much sums this book up. Having read The White Queen i naturally had to pick this book (along with everyone in the series) up. I loved seeing the story from a different perspective. Gregory does an amazing job of making a not so likeable character at least relate-able. I really can't say enough about this story aside from BUY IT NOW!