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I, Elizabeth: The Word of a Queen

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Captivating

I loved this book. The author is an amazing storyteller. I loved her other books as well. I own them in paperback and will put them on my Nook as well so i always have them with me.

posted by AnnePaige82 on July 18, 2012

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Review from One Book At A Time onebooktime.blogspot.com

I picked this book up because Queen Elizabeth I fascinates me. I've read many different historical fictions about her. I really liked the first part of the book. Most things I've read start were her half-sister Queen Mary has her in the Tower of London. So, I haven'...
I picked this book up because Queen Elizabeth I fascinates me. I've read many different historical fictions about her. I really liked the first part of the book. Most things I've read start were her half-sister Queen Mary has her in the Tower of London. So, I haven't read much concerning her childhood and when her father was still alive (at least were she was the focus of the story anyway). I felt that reading about that time period helped me better understand some of her actions as an adult. I also liked reading about her relationship with her half-brother, Edward. But, sadly the later part of the story started to really drag down. I found myself skimming parts. But, I don't blame it on the book really. As stated above, I've read a lot about her. This book really just did not have anything new to add. It focused on the facts and more on Elizabeth the Queen, not Elizabeth the person. So, if you haven't already read some historical fiction about Queen Elizabeth, you might like this one. But, if you already have a lot of information concerning Queen Elizabeth I, you might want to find something else.

posted by pagese on April 2, 2010

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  • Posted April 2, 2010

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    Review from One Book At A Time onebooktime.blogspot.com

    I picked this book up because Queen Elizabeth I fascinates me. I've read many different historical fictions about her. I really liked the first part of the book. Most things I've read start were her half-sister Queen Mary has her in the Tower of London. So, I haven't read much concerning her childhood and when her father was still alive (at least were she was the focus of the story anyway). I felt that reading about that time period helped me better understand some of her actions as an adult. I also liked reading about her relationship with her half-brother, Edward. But, sadly the later part of the story started to really drag down. I found myself skimming parts. But, I don't blame it on the book really. As stated above, I've read a lot about her. This book really just did not have anything new to add. It focused on the facts and more on Elizabeth the Queen, not Elizabeth the person. So, if you haven't already read some historical fiction about Queen Elizabeth, you might like this one. But, if you already have a lot of information concerning Queen Elizabeth I, you might want to find something else.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2006

    Great piece of writing

    Mrs. Miles proves her skill agian in I,Elizabeth. However it was a large let down compared to her triolgys. It might have had something to do with the fact that I was already somewhat farmiliar with the story, but i never felt a conection with any of the characters nor did i have a desire to read this book all the time like i did with her other books. Although wonderfully written the story was hard to get into.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2003

    Not too bad...

    Eh, this book was okay. Nothing more. I've read much better novels on Elizabeth I. Check out Robin Maxwell. In my opinion, her books are much better.

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