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Devil's Brood by Sharon Kay Penman
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Oct 09, 2009

it was amazing
Read in October, 2009

This is the story of the most powerful royal family during the 18th century in Europe. It is very detailed. You get the feeling the author actually went there and observed the events and people she describes. I learned that no matter how noble your family's blood may be you still have to deal with the same problems and challenges any family does. This book is about a family torn apart by circumstances, which causes even worse problems. The king (Henry) doesn't want to give up his power as his three sons come of age. This causes a revolt by them and by his queen (Eleanor). The action never relents. I really got a lot out of it. I learned what day to day life was like for the ones in power during this time 800 years ago. It seemed extremely realistic. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in history in novel form, as well as to anyone wanting to get a real view into the lives of the powerful during this time. It's one of the best books set in another time that I have read. I haven't read the first two in the series, but am ordering them.

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message 1: by Sylver (new) - added it

Sylver 18th century? I think you're a few centuries off.

Julie Achterhoff Yup. I made a mistake.

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