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Sidney Sheldon's Mistress of the Game (The Game #2)

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The spellinbinding sequel to Sidney Sheldon's Master of the Game. One of most glamorous and suspenseful tales ever told! It began with Jamie MacGregor, stealing diamonds in Africa. It continued with his daughter, the powerful Kate Blackwell who grew her father's company into a world wide conglomerate, Now the story passes to the next generation. Spanning the decades and pi ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published August 4th 2009 by William Morrow (first published January 1st 1988)
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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
Oct 05, 2009 Diana rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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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
Oct 12, 2009 Bunny rated it did not like it  ·  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
Siaw Hui
Dec 29, 2011 Siaw Hui rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 22, 2009 Uma rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Wish I could give it a lower rating or post it on 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...
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
Richard Simms
Mar 14, 2011 Richard Simms rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Feb 20, 2015 Rachel rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Atrocious, is what I think!
Having read and loved almost all of Sheldon's works in my teenage years, I was thrilled when a friend lent me this sequel. I wish she didn't, because I'm now questioning my unwavering adoration for SS: Were his works that good, or was I just too young and naive to lose myself into his stories? I've got to search for all these books again!
Weird, freaky 8-year-olds; one calmly goes thro' a kidnapping ordeal without any fear. Instead, she's already plotting her revenge o
Oct 03, 2015 Isabel rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I have never read a book with so many unlikeable characters. Disappointed in Sidney Sheldon. Update. I apologize to Sidney Sheldon. I did not realize 5 years ago that they hadn't written this book, I guess I got lost in the title. I almost never post a review below 3 stars because of the deep respect I have for Authors and the sweat, tears & creativity it takes to produce a story.
Sep 08, 2010 Kirtan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Certainly unlike what Sheldon might have written.
Jul 27, 2015 LookPla rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ตามคำโปรยปกหลังเลยคะ เรืองนีเปนภาคตอของเรือง "จอมบงการ" ทีซิดนีย เชลดอน เขียนไว
แตเลมนีไดนักเขียนอีกทานมาสานตอ ทิลลี แบกชอว สวนตัวไมเคยอานงานของนักเขียนคนนีเลย
ซือเรืองนีมา เพราะเหนตอนแรกเขาใจวาซิดนีย เชลดอนเขียนเอง 55555
เอากลับมาบานแลวถึงเพิงเหนจริงๆ วาไมใช เงิบไปแปบนึง แลวกไดแตปลอบใจตัวเองวาอาจจะดีกไดนะ
เพราะฉะนันถาใครอยากอานเรืองนี เอาจริงๆ แนะนำวาใหอานเรือง "จอมบงการ" กอนจะดีกวา
ถึงแมเรืองจะไมตอกันซะทีเดียว แตกเชือมโยงกันพอควร เลมแรกนีเปนเหมือนสาเหตุของพฤติกรรมทังหมดในเลมนี
Herian Villaruz
Jan 11, 2012 Herian Villaruz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sidney-sheldon
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
Zulva Fachrina
I don't like Sidney Sheldon's to begin with, and I don't like whoever this woman who continue his books. I know that even if this book is miserable, many people said that Master of Game is masterpiece, but then I realise Sidney Sheldon's works are not my cup of tea. I can't handle too much conspiracy, politics, adult stuff (you know what i mean), free lifestyle, tragedy, revenge and such in every Sheldon's books. I read many Sheldon's books just because my mom liked it and bought it, and I c ...more
Mar 09, 2014 Kimberly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I remembered my college days after rating these book? My bestfriend introduce me to sidney sheldon who at first is my ever favorite author. It was just like first love at first read! I can't blink my eyes as I scanned the pages and beholding the content of every word. As if I am one of the characters. And there was a time when I can't resist and let go of my studies! Haha. Amazing book. Amazing author. thumbs up!!
Linda Shrum
Oct 23, 2014 Linda Shrum rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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!
Samuel Oluwatobi Olatunji
It's really intriguing how the lust for power culminates into losses - the loss of enemies, the loss of loved ones and the loss of self. This episodic story salted with suspense is soaked with the lust for power and its tragic consequence of losses.
Kathy Warren
Feb 02, 2015 Kathy Warren rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read Sidney Shelton's Master of the Game and loved it. Mistress of the Game the sequel is at its best. Love the main character Lexi.
Jun 23, 2015 Cherie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Y u do dis Sidney Sheldon and Tilly Bagshawe?
Sep 02, 2010 Julie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
promising, yet very disappointing sequel to Sheldon`s Brilliant Master of the game. ...more
Archana Chari
The Mistress of the Game: Not up to the mark

Tilly succeeded in bringing back Sidney sheldon's characters alive but the characters were dancing for Tilly's tune and not Sidney's. If you want to be famous, write a sequel to a bestseller, don't go after the legend! Sidney Sheldon was and forever will be the master storyteller.

As for the characters, I'd like to start with Gabe. He is a drug addict, loser, criminal and a prisoner. When he is released and suspec
Anindita Bhattacharya
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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
Alasandra Alawine
The Game continues.

Alexandra dies in childbirth leaving Peter Templeton distraught while he dotes on the daughter (Lexi) Alexandra died giving birth to he blames his son (Robbie) for all the attention and time she gave him. A huge rift grows between Father and Son. Eventually Robbie renounces his claim to Kruger-Brent and moves to Paris. Where his piano career takes off, when he becomes the lover of a famous conductor.

Lexi is determined to rule Kruger-Brent. Kidnapped as a child, she lost her h
Jan 14, 2016 Erica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What's with the negative reviews? Lexi Templeton was bad ass! A Mistress of the Game indeed. Of course there's a few things I'd changed but nothing that made me regret reading it. Nothing to rip stars away for.
What would I'd change?
Lexi's deaf story line. I didn't see the point of making her deaf to just find some magical cure later in life. I felt the author "Tilly" should have let Lexi Templeton OWN being deaf. It's no crime. Sure it's a disability. But OVERCOMING that disability could have
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
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
*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
Jul 26, 2011 Bonnie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 27, 2016 Salwa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2016
I began reading this book with skeptical feeling nudging at the back of my head since the author is not Sidney Sheldon. I never heard of Tilly Bagshawe. At first, I became quite annoyed at the way she wrote. She linked the Master of the Game to this book by means of parenthesis. I have to put down this book for quite sometimes before resuming. Then, I started again with more positivity. Thinking that this book is not Sidney Sheldon. It was not his style, not his story. It was from another author ...more
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Matilda Emily N. Bagshawe was born on 12 June 1973 in England, UK. She attended local all-girls Catholic schools near her family home in Surrey. She was a single mother at 17, but she won a place at Cambridge University and took Persephone, her ten-month-old baby daughter with her. As a journalist, she went on to enjoy a successful career in London, and contributed regularly to The Sunday Times, D ...more
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