The Boleyn Inheritance is a novel drawn tight as a lute string about a court ruled by the gallows and three women whose positions brought them wealth, admiration, and power - as well as deceit, betrayal, and terror. Once again, Philippa Gregory has brought a vanished world to life: the whisper of a silk skirt on a stone stair, the yellow glow of candlelight illuminating a hastily written note, the murmurs of the crowd gathering on Tower Green below the newly built scaffold. In The Boleyn Inheritance, Gregory is at her intelligent and suspenseful best.
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"Gregory's accounts of events are accurate enough to be persuasive, her characterizations modern enough to be convincing. Rich in intrigue and irony, this is a tale where readers will already know who was divorced, beheaded, or survived, but will savor Gregory's sharp staging of how and why." (Publishers Weekly)
This is the 3rd novel by Phillippa Gregory I have "read". I actually listened to "The Boleyn Inheritance" and physically read "The Virgin Love" and "The Other boleyn Girl". All three were fantastic. I seem to be partial to historical novels, especially revolving around the UK. Philippa's books are pure relaxation for me.
This book held my attention from the first syllable. I have listened to other Gregory books, but this one is by far her best work, it's very plot-focused, and wonderfully complex. Plus the three different narrators are enjoyable to listen to and very good at their characters. It seems like the writing for this book is more sharp and alive than in other Gregory books, a welcome change.
I'm a lover of this period of history and found the personal, real life dialogue and conversations very interesting. Gave insight into this colorful era of English royalty.
I love a good murder mystery or any novel where good overcomes evil. Two of my favorite authors are Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker.
I was not familiar with this author. I was looking for something more factual with a little more history. Besides, I failed to notice it was an abridged version. My bad.
What a great story. Couldn't wait to get through it....
when Kitty was being held in the tower
Thomas Culpepper - because he is so cute.
I love to read anything involving this time period. It was an easy read and most enjoyable.
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