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The Red Queen
Reviewed by- linda (2010/08/23, 07:41 PM)
This is the second book in the cousinís war trilogy. The story is told from the perspective of Margaret Beaufort, the mother of Henry VII and grandmother of Henry VIII. This is a period in Englandís History that is marked with strife and civil unrest as the House of Lancaster and the House of York continuously plot, scheme and wage war against each other for the throne. It covers roughly the same time period as The White Queen, but itís being told from the opposite point of view. Thereís very little overlap, however itís interesting to compare the few events that are covered in both books from the different womanís viewpoint. Once again, Philippa Gregory brings this era to life, creates wonderful characters and immerses the reader in vivid historical detail. She maintains tension and keeps the plot moving. I always love reading about strong women and the protagonist in this book is as tough and ruthless as they come. In short I enjoyed this book a lot and couldnít put it down at times. A great book for those who enjoy historical fiction and not to be missed by Philippa Gregoryís fans.Back.

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