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Time and Chance (Henry II & Eleanor of Aquitaine, #2)
Andrew Pixton's review
Jun 11, 2017
Read 2 times. Last read May 14, 2017 to June 11, 2017.
I really enjoyed this though it was much slower than its predecesor, When Christ and His Saints Slept. It's also shorter, but a necessary step into the third volume. The crux of the conflict is on an important but failing marriage and the puzzling enigma that was Thomas Becket. The conflict isn't about a war, though it does have war, it's about two of King Henry's most important relationships failing. Interesting, but for a book of this size, it can feel a bit weak at times. Also, it could've used less relating events through dialogue and more showing me what life in this time period was like. All that being said, Penman strings accurate historical facts together, with a few creative liberties, and makes an engaging and compelling story that is also informative.
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