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For a limited time, and at a special price, discover Sidney Sheldon’s Mistress of the Game with Bonus Material. Plus, receive an excerpt from Sheldon’s new book Sidney Sheldon’s The Tides of Memory, available April 9th.

In his most monumental bestseller, Master of the Game, the immortal Sidney Sheldon introduced the glamorous, scheming Blackwell family and its unforgettable
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ebook, 100 pages
Published December 18th 2012 by William Morrow (first published January 1st 2009)
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Books Ring Mah Bell
When I was in high school, perhaps freshman year, I read Sidney Sheldon's Master of the Game and I loved it! The plot twists and turns, the adventure! The betrayal, heartbreak, and of course, brilliantly executed revenge.

So imagine my delight twenty years later when I see Sidney Sheldon's Mistress of the Game on my Grandmother's coffee table. Only it wasn't written by Sheldon. It was done by a woman who had read Sidney as a teen and loved him. One of her favorites was Master of the Game, and y
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Diana
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Jules
I bought this book "SIDNEY SHELDON'S Mistress Of The Game" fully believing that I'd get just what was advertised: a book written by the late SS. Instead it turns out that it's written by some no-name wannabe lame ass writer. Now I know that sequels to bestsellers by passed-away-authors aren't unusual but nowhere have I ever encountered a sequel advertised in such a way as to deliberately make readers believe they'd get something delivered by the pen of the original author.
I don't have words for
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Siaw Hui
To be honest, if this book was NOT a sequel to a book written by Sidney Sheldon, I would have probably given it a 3 stars instead of a 2. However, because it is a sequel to one of the best books written by Sheldon and toys with fantastic characters that Sheldon created, I couldn't help but compare Bagshawe's with Sheldon's work and be disappointed with Bagshawe. Hence, the 2 stars.

If you haven't read Master of the Game, you should. Why? Because I read it years ago when I was a teenager and until
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Bunny
Oct 12, 2009 Bunny rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: NO ONE. Go read Master of the Game and burn this shit.
Shelves: kill-me-now
Who. the. hell. gave this woman permission to destroy Sheldon's story?

I went into this with the belief that I was about to read Sidney Sheldon fanfiction. Let's face it, if you take an original story and completely fleshed out characters and write new stuff for them, you're creating fanfiction. Now, I personally enjoy fanfiction, though I'm very much aware that a great deal of it is subpar in comparison to the original work.

I did not expect the pile of utter and complete rubbish that this book w
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Richard Simms
Thanks to the horrible writer who took over the V.C. Andrews "name" after her death, I'm not a big fan of the whole "Hey, let's hire somebody new to continue pumping out books under the author's name!" But Tilly Bagshawe was apparently the perfect person to continue Sidney Sheldon's legacy. This book, a sequel to Master of the Game -- perhaps my all-time favorite Sheldon novel -- was true to the original in every way that matters. Like in that book, the lead characters include some truly twisted ...more
Uma
Wish I could give it a lower rating or post it on horrendousreads.com... Seriously appalling storyline ... actually am being nice when i say that the storyline is appalling because it assumes that there is a storyline... Just by following the Sheldonesque pattern of story telling, you don't recreate a Sheldon Story... Obsessed with sex and sex and only sex... of all types.... with the author lingering especially on child sex ... TRASH in letters 100 ft tall and all capital...
DeRonda
The master storyteller Mr. Sheldon is likely rolling in his grave! Money must have been the motivation to hype a 'sequel' by another author to such a masterpiece ('Master Of The Game'); as if Sheldon's characters & stylizing would continue to weave the story of the conglomerate of Kruger-Brent and the Blackwell family & it's heirs. Though no prude myself, even I put the book down when the author found it necessary to vividly describe a pedophiles tryst with 11 yr old twins in Thailand. O ...more
Rio (Lynne)
First of all, I have never read Sidney Sheldon. I have read and loved Tilly Bagshawe's previous books Adored and Showdown. Her writing is what Jackie Collins used to be, before Jackie lost her edge. When I saw Baghshawe had written the continuation of Sheldon's series Master Of The Game, I decided why not. You do not have to read his book to read this sequel. Bagshawe recaps everything.

This book is a very light read. The character developments were good, even though none of them were likeable. Y
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Isabel
I have never read a book with so many unlikeable characters. Disappointed in Sidney Sheldon
Kirtan
Certainly unlike what Sheldon might have written.
Herian Villaruz
The first novel that I read was the Master of the Game authored by the famous Sidney Sheldon.

He opened my eyes into the world of books - thanks to him.

I read his book when I was still 15 years old and now, I'm 20 years of age and just finished reading the book two -Mistress of the Game.

I know that it is not him that wrote and finished the story, but it stirred still my emotions. Maybe because the story was originally from him and the next author didn't change any names and places, instead added
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destinugrainy
Melihat cover dan judul dari novel ini, pasti bisa ditebak kalau novel yang satu ini ada hubungannya dengan karya Sidney Sheldon yang berjudul Master of The Game (Ratu Berlian). Ya, novel ini adalah sekuel dari kisah Kate Blackwell dan kerajaan bisnisnya, Kruger-Brent. Kali ini tokoh utamanya adalah cicit dari Kate Blackwell, Lexi Templeton. Saya sendiri sudah agak lupa dengan kisah Kate Blackwell. Untungnya di dalam novel ini,penulis tidak ragu memberiksan sedikit kilas balik di antara kisah-ki ...more
Bonnie
A sequel (authorized by his family's estate) to Sidney Sheldon's Master of the Game. While not really able to touch the best of Sheldon’s books (my all-time favorite, If Tomorrow Comes, The Other Side of Midnight, The Sands of Time, or this book’s prequel) it was a pretty good tribute to great writer and at least on par with some of his later books. It was clear she had a lot of respect for Sheldon’s work and paid attention to the original novel. Like Sheldon’s books, she created some rich chara ...more
PhobicPrerogative
*some spoilers

I have not had the best time reading this book because:
#1: Eight-year-olds who think and have soliloquys like eighty-year-olds is weird rather than applausable.
Lexi and Max at that young age were too well-spoken for eight-year-olds e.g. Lexi's thoughts when she was kidnapped.

#2: The Gabe McGregor storyline was BS. In Master of the Game, Jamie McGregor sent back money to every one of his siblings. None of them were left out.

#3: Lexi and Max. In love and lust? They were FIRST COUSIN
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Debaparna
It's Sidney Sheldon's story all right, but however much Tilly Bagshawe tried to emulate his writing style, she didn't quite succeed. It was obvious all over the book that this isn't Sidney Sheldon writing about Lexi Templeton.
I loved Lexi Templeton. The things I liked best about her were her determination and wit. She is amazing! And her style statement, oh dear!
I read this book with my sister, and after finishing it, she complained that Sheldon wouldn't have hung up Lexi on an open ending. But
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Linda Shrum
I certainly enjoyed this book. However at times I felt it was slow, too many characters to keep track of and I wanted it to move along. The last 100 pages took care of that. I was hastily swept away with the climax. Tilly did, in fact, do a terrific job of pulling it all together and left no doubt as to who was the mistress of the game. Well done!
Aimee Stacy
Being a huge Sidney Sheldon fan, and Master of the Game having been my favorite Sheldon book, I was nervous that having someone else complete the amazing saga of the Blackwell family would not do it justice. I was pleasantly surprised to see that this book was indistinguishable from the other Sheldon masterpieces (and that is a compliment). With memorable characters, plot twists on every page, and a fast pace that keeps the reader hooked and guessing from the first page to the last, Tilly Bagsha ...more
Anindita Bhattacharya
You may read it and my other reviews here in my blog. Do pay a visit. http://ja-ichchhe-tai.blogspot.in/201...

This is the sequel of the Master of the Game. I haven’t read the prequel, so was bit sceptic at the beginning. But after reading hardly 2/3 pages I completely forgot that. The story is more or less the same. The struggle for power, for the chairmanship of the business empire of Kruger- Brent. Mighty Kate Blackwell is dead, leaving behind her two grand daughters Alex and Eve. Alex is happ
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Julia
Master of the Game was my favourite Sheldon's book and honestly I'm frustrated with the sequel.
When I read the first few chapters I could feel the characters developing, the plot is rising and I hoped for more, but then it just kept getting bored with loose end.
The book isn't as wicked and twisted and adventurous as I hope it would be. All I can say is, Bagshawe is no Sheldon.
Kathy Chung
Reiewed at : Small Kucing :Sidney Sheldon's Mistress Of The Game by Tilly Bagshawe

It really brings back the "feel"of Sidney Sheldon's earlier works. Full of suspense, uncertainties, glamour, betrayal, love and unexpected ending.
Peggy
I really enjoyed all of Sidney Sheldon's books in the 1980's and 1990's. I was very hopeful for the this book, but I was disappointed. It did not build the suspense as Master of the Game did, nor did it keep me guessing. I was also bothered by a lot of sexual content which I don't remeber being in Sheldon's books.
Parvathy
Got to say I was a little shocked to see how Alexandre's story turned out. Master of the Game is one of my favorite Sidney Sheldon Novels and was waiting to read it. After reading it I really think the story could have turned out better.
Rachelle Tacderas
Torn between giving it a 4 or a 5. The romance in this sequel unquestionably surpasses the last book, though the mystery was a bit dull - almost nonexistent. But that doesn't mean it wasn't exciting - quite the opposite. This book was more of a battle of the wits more than anything. Bagshawe keeps us in tune with Lexi, wondering what her next step will be just as Sheldon with Kate. And then there's the whole Max and Lexi love affair - it was so beautiful I just want to sob. But then I do admit t ...more
Tanya
No. Just. No.

Tilly, I am sure you are a decent enough writer in your own right, but you are not Sidney and by trying to be Sidney, if you ask me, you are tarnishing his legacy.

Step. Away. From. The. Sidney.
S.L. Pierce
These books are a terrible attempt to make money off of Sidney Sheldon's name. They aren't even close to the kind of book her wrote. I'm as sad as anyone that he's gone but these are not his books!!
Traghunath
the Sidney Sheldon style, speed & flair have been quite well replicated by the author...but I was not too happy with the way it panned out towards the end.
Neha
k guyz...itz truly pathetic...ws regrettin y evn i bothrd 2 read it....so many irrelevant side tracks makin d whole plot messy...n d book wid d worst ending...
Katherine
This was written well enough to keep me intereted to find out what would happen next. However, the "kissing cousins" was over the top.
Debbie
I use to love reading his books, but I guess I have grown out of them. This book was awful.
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