The story was great. An interesting read into the unique life of a medieval queen who actually ruled and not just bred heirs. Being of Spanish descent myself, I am always on the lookout for books on this subject. However, Landor, who is otherwise an excellent narrator, fell short for me because of the accent. I think someone with a slightly Spanish accent would have done much better. There are many characters in this story and it is jarring to have different English accents used with the various Spanish words peppered in. And there are many cases where I could detect where the names of Spanish cities or people were re-recorded in the middle of a sentence presumably because the first try wasn't quite right. I guess I would have rather read the actual book and imagined for myself what these characters sounded like. But otherwise, a great book.
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