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Posted October 27, 2001
A must read...
Godiva and the Golden Dragon is an excellent read. Starting with the famous ride of Godiva through Coventry, you are met with Kings and Queens, Lords and Ladies and battles, that keep you captivated until the end. I loved every word. It had everything I look for in a book...mystery, horror and excitment. And yes, it had that romance stuff, too. Any book that can grab me on the first word and not let me put it down until I'm finished is a good book...and this WAS a good book. I was disappointed in the end though...there wasn't any more to read. Steven James did a fantastic job mixing historical fact with fiction. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves the fascinating world of medieval England.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 20, 2001
This is great historical fiction!
Using hundreds of historical details, Steven James has woven a wonderful tapestry of love and political intrigue in 11th century England. With a voice that characterizes the times beautifully and with narrative that is both poetic and powerful, Mr. James tells the story of how a young man of Coventry came to rub shoulders with great historical figures of the past. From Lady Godiva¿s infamous ride to the surprise turn of events at the end, Godiva and the Golden Dragon is a great ¿read.¿Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 27, 2001
A compelling new take on a famous bit of history
Steven James does a remarkable job of mixing historical fact and fiction to create a novel of political intrigue, loyalty, battle and romance. The story starts with Lady Godiva's famous ride, and follows how it set off a chain of events, big and small, culminating in the Norman invasion of England in 1066. Godiva and the Golden Dragon brings to life several characters: some real, such as Harold of Wessex, his brother Tostig, and of course the Lady Godiva; others fictional but quite believable. The author weaves their intermingled tales in an exciting saga that puts new twists on the story of the end of the Anglo-Saxon reign in England. The recreation of 11th Century politics is compelling as we witness attempts by various factions to fill the throne after the death of King Edward. This novel could make a wonderful movie as well. Reading this book is a must if you've ever been interested in medieval England.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.