The Blood of Kings
1559. A girl arrives in London to search for her brother.
Aalia, an awkward, arrogant teenager plans to bring William to his senses, until she discovers that both their lives are based on a lie.
Aalia must unravels a web of secrets but has the weight of her past to contend with.
Courageous and undisciplined, Aalia gradually co...more
The writing is excellent the author has made a fantastic job of writing this book in the style that fits with the period. I did find it a little slow going in places which lost it a few points.
The characters build throughout the book. I particularly like Aalia I found her to be a very interesting a ...more
The Blood of Kings surprised me. It took me quite a while to get into as there are several characters introduced in quick succession who are more fictionalised than I was expecting and I needed to get them clear in my mind.
I thought The Blood of Kings was well constructed. The plot hinges on events and conjecture from the times so that there is a real plausibility to it. As I read I kept thinking, ‘Oh. What if ...more
Oh my goodness, anyone who knows me will know that one of my huge passions is for Tudor History and this book is set right bang in the middle of that period so as you can imagine, I jumped at the change to get my hands on a copy - I love to read a new author that covers this period. It is a very competitive genre and this era is one of the most popular there are some excellent books out there so this one had a lot to live up too if it could compete with s ...more
It’s set in Elizabethan England at the beginning of Elizabeth I’s reign just after Mary Queen of Scots has died. If, like me, your only knowledge of Tudor times is some vague memory from Primary school then you might have a bit of trouble getting to grips with this setting like I did.
It also has quite a large cast of characters too which I found a little hard t ...more