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Das Spiel der Könige by Rebecca Gablé
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Sep 21, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: historical-fiction, german

I must say, I didn't know too much about the War of the Roses in England, that's why I was really enjoying the historical facts in that book.
The historical characters are wery well written, we can already follow their actions, understand why they were doing what they did, and this was very interesting.
The Kingmaker, Warwick was one of my favourites, his desperately trying to hold all the strand in his hand was awesome, and his hate for Marguerite d'Anjou (and her hate against him) was very detailled written.
But the most favourite was Jasper Tudor, who lost everything, his fame, his castles, his fortune, he needed to live as a Robin Hood of the XV. century, but he fought for decades for his fame, has the future king, Henry VII at his side, was his mentor, and at the end he has had everything he fought for.
To be honest, at the start I couldn't really like the main hero, Julian of Waringham - I thought he is a really rational man, cold as a fish - but as I read the book, I started to like him more and more, as I learned about the dephts of his character.
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Reading Progress

September 21, 2011 – Started Reading
September 21, 2011 – Shelved
September 23, 2011 –
page 263
21.99%
September 28, 2011 –
page 510
42.64%
October 3, 2011 –
page 685
57.27%
October 4, 2011 –
page 755
63.13%
October 4, 2011 – Finished Reading
October 6, 2011 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
October 6, 2011 – Shelved as: german

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