The Wars of the Roses - a colourful age, full of fury and passion. Richard III - a shadowy, charismatic figure, portrayed by Shakespeare and by history as England's most malign, ruthless, and infamous king...hacked to death on Bosworth Field in a just ending, unmourned. But history is written by the victors. Other realities reveal a different Richard; one who was loved and remembered in the North as their best ruler; a man who, good or evil, can never be forgotten.
To Lady Katherine, he is a dark angel; to his faithful knight Raphael, a creature of light; to others, a complex and seductive mystery. Through their eyes we see Richard grow in a strange world - like ours yet unlike, where a Mother Goddess is still revered alongside a patriarchal God. As the struggle between old and new religions is mirrored in that between York and Lancaster, a chance meeting binds Katherine and Richard reluctantly together, and Raphael becomes haunted by nightmare visions of the future.
From their youth, the novel traces their story along with that of England during one of the most fascinating times of our history.
In the bestselling tradition of The Mists of Avalon and Lady of Hay, The Court of the Midnight King mixes history with the fantastical to create a wonderful, epic tapestry of love, war, and treachery.
What made the experience of listening to The Court of the Midnight King the most enjoyable?
I don't know how I managed to buy this book but I an so glad I did. It is the story of Richard III through the eyes of a minor noblewoman who was also the most dangerous people of the time, a healer. Richard had a one day affair with a young gird then totally rejects her because he thought she was trying to capture his heart like Elizabeth Woodford had captured his brother Edward IV. And so the story goes .........??
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If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?
I couldn't get into the book with the male narrator constantly trying to use a female voice. Very off putting.
Has The Court of the Midnight King put you off other books in this genre?
Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Cameron Stewart?
Any good female narrator would have been better
What character would you cut from The Court of the Midnight King?
After 6 hours of listening I gave up. So I cannot say
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