Elora, Ontario, Canada | Member Since 2011
I've read almost everything by Philippa Gregory. In The Lady of the Rivers, she takes another historical character, Jacquetta, and sweeps over the major themes in her life as we travel with her from virgin to crone. Jacquetta dabbles in alchemy, herbalism, and because of this book, I will plant my garden differently this year.
My favourite kind of fantasy....a world not completely unlike our own, filled with deep character development and a riveting plot. I've said that it is like The Tudors with dragons.
I enjoyed it so much, I won't even consider reading it in print.
I was haunted by the events of Derry.
Al Templeton is so ill but so desperate to communicate his last wishes. Craig Wasson is outstanding also as Sadie.
I was totally addicted to Stephen King as a teenager, 25 years ago, and this was my first book of his since then. I hope he continues to write in this genre, taking modern people back in time. I loved the nuances of the historical period and he brought Texas, and the late 50s/early 60s to life.
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