Sunday, June 10, 2012
Her Highness The Traitor
Her Highness the Traitor
This book will be a great read for historical fiction fans. Told in alternating narration, from the viewpoints of Frances Grey and Jane Dudley, this book details the workings behind the scenes of the crowning of Jane Grey. This crowning was choreographed as carefully as any dance number and this is shown in the book. Power is jockeyed back and forth between different families. Overstepping may lead to death or imprisonment. It is amazing to think that this really happened and people were used as pawns on a regular basis.
The book had a nice writing style. The narration changes were done smoothly. These "characters" are not really ones that readers come to care about since most are definitely looking out for their best interests. I would recommend this book to fans of historical fiction and fans of Phillipa Gregory's works--the writing styles are similarly well done.
I received a copy of the book from Sourcebooks, in exchange for a review.