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  • Posted July 24, 2009

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    Dullsville

    I never got beyond a few chapters of this; this is a surprise since I'm a big fan of historical novels, especially those set in medieval Europe. The problem is that Alais, who is narrating, is a bit of a cipher. Unless I missed something, even her age is uncertain. We are given little sense of her personality or background, beyond the basics, so it is hard to connect with her. The narrative is linear, which is fine if there were a more evocative sense of the time and place. It's more like first we did this, then we went to another place, then we saw and talked to these people, and then....no sense of excitement. For a richer sense of the Plantagenet years, read the authors below, or find an old copy of The Lute Player, by Norah Lofts.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2009

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    Not sorry I read it......

    The time period of the storyline kept me interested enough to finish it. I didn't think the plot was engaging at all - a little more intrigue could have made it more engaging, but the book was well written. I did like the characters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2007

    An enjoyable read!

    As a lover of historical novels, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It captured my attention and held it, something that does not always happen.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2006

    Pretty boring

    This book was not as good as I had hoped. I didn't feel connected to Alais. I kept waiting for more background about her and King Henry - maybe a flashback or two earlier in the story would have helped. As it was, I couldn't care less about her pendant, the letters, or her rendezvous with Eleanor by the end of the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2005

    M an avid reader

    This was a great summer read. From the momment I started this enchanting story I was drawn in to each page as if I was Princess Alais.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2005

    Wonderful

    This book although, centered around Alis, helps you understand the plots surronding king john and the complex thinkin system of his mother Eleanor, i highly recommend this book to any one even if they dont like these kinds of storys

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2005

    Couldn't put it down

    I normally don't read this type of book; however, I wasn't able to put it down from the time I started reading it. The author takes you on a maze of events, some quite startling. This is definitely worth reading.

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