Set in Malory's England during the Wars of the Roses, this acclaimed winner of a remarkable nine awards tells the true story of two star-crossed lovers - Richard of Gloucester and Lady Anne Neville - before they become King and Queen of England. A stirring tale of romance and intrigue.
©2003, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011 Sandra Worth (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
I thought the book had good points, but it was very disappointing. I have read many books on the subject of Richard III, nonfiction and fiction. This is my least favorite. The total vilification and spurious attacks on the Woodville family was shocking.
This is a fairytale version of the story. It's not good historical fiction!! In fact, I would recommend reading books 1 and 4 of Phillipa Gregory's Cousins War series before touching this. I'm not a fan of PG, but her work on Ann Neville and Elizabeth Woodville is far more touching and well-researched than this book.
Read Kingmakers Daughter, then The White Queen. Anne Easter Smith's story of Richard III is also very good and available on Audible. Also The Seventh Son.
An old broad that enjoys books of all types. Would rather read than write reviews though. I know what I like, and won't be bothered by crap.
I like a different version of the evil Richard III than Shakespeare.
I liked the story about Anne and Richard but the middle of the story gets bogged down with Edward and Elizabeth Woodville.
Anyone reading the book for me lets me do my housework while listening.
Richard III because his story is so different from the evil version of Shakespeare's. I love learning about his devotion to Anne and his brother the King. I also thought the part about Warwick's brother and his wife was quite interesting.
I will probably read more of the books by Ms. Worth, but am not really sure.
I love historical fiction, but found this book a little far fetched. I thought the narration was flat but intend to give it another listen. I found my mind wandering a lot while listening.
Passionate book lover, passionate reader, lover of history, how will I read every book before I die ?
I read the three volumes in this trilogy (or rather, listened to them) back to back and I am writing this little review after finishing all three-- and that's because this trilogy is a "could not put down" listen. I have read many historical novels set in the period of the so-called "Cousins' Wars" (AKA the Wars of the Roses) and before I began this trilogy I really doubted that anyone, and perhaps particularly a writer of historical fiction, could shed any new light on the events of this time. But Sandra Worth succeeds there, and also weaves a spell around these historical characters which makes all seem new again. As a passionate lover of historical fiction, I can recommend this entire trilogy as a great read !
I used last months two credits for this book and The Iron King series book 1, I liked this one far more than the other. I am a huge history fan and like to mix it up with some fiction every once in a while. The whole point of fiction is that it can be anything. This made me look at Richard in a different light and I like that it has made me rethink my opinions. I like being able to see other peoples views and this book let me do this in a way. The story was smooth and narration was really well done. I am ordering the other two this month and will post a review more in depth once I have completed the series.
If you are the type who wants all the history straight and 100% this is not for you. This is a book that fills in the gaps that history cannot tell us with one possible story. It is well written in my opinion.
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