Desire and power collide in the court of Elizabeth I
Pomp, fanfare and a wealth of lavish festivities await Elizabeth I at Kenilworth Castle. Organised by the Earl of Leicester, he knows this celebration is his last chance to persuade the Queen to marry him. But, a fickle man, he is unable to resist the seductive wiles of Lettice Knollys.
Enraged by the couple’s growing intimacy, Elizabeth employs a young black singer and court entertainer to keep a watch on them. Brought up by a spy, Lucy’s observational skills are sharper than anyone at the castle realises, and she soon uncovers far more than she bargained for: Someone at Kenilworth is plotting to kill the queen.
Can the knowledge Lucy is gaining prevent the death of the monarch? Or has it put Lucy in mortal danger instead?
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Series:||A Novel of the Tudor Court , #1|
|Sold by:||Penguin Group|
|File size:||1 MB|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
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I enjoyed this book as I am a fan of historical fiction especially the Tudor time period. I like how it picks a new character in history that I have never read about: Lucy Morgan. The queen picks Lucy to be a spy for her but she gets more than she bargains for. The author did a good job of bringing the characters alive and holding your interest throughout the whole book. Another thing I liked is how the author was very accurate in her use of history, to me this is an important thing in a historical fiction book and it makes it that much more interesting to me. The attention to detail was very good, I felt as if I was right there in the queens court alongside Lucy. I can't imagine living in that time period, I think it must have been very hard. One thing that I think made this book move fast for me is that it is told from three different characters points of view. This is the first book I have read by this author and I look forward to reading more. I recommend this to all Tudor fans. I received this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I give this book 5 stars.
Well written with attention to detail. I love Elizabethan historical novels and this novel is one of the better ones I have read recently. I like that the focus is on a relatively short period of time rather than spanning years or decades. There are 3 main female characters: Elizabeth, her cousin and rival in love-Lettice and young ingenue Lucy Morgan. The first two come across as shrill and shrewish. Hard to find much sympathy for either of them. This is moderated by the unusual character of Lucy Morgan. This is a more harsh portrayal of Elizabeth than I like to read, but given the circumstances of her life it might not be far off the mark. She must have been lonely later in her life.