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Tag: historical fiction

Book Reviews: Stalin & Our Mad Brother Villon

Hello everyone, today I have two book reviews for you. Enjoy! Stalin: New Biography of a Dictator by Oleg V. KhlevniukCan a biography of Stalin, one of the cruellest dictators the world has ever known, be both concise and exhaustive? I didn’t think so, but Klevniuk proved me wrong. In 408 pages (not that many

My Lady Viper By E. Knight

Synopsis:When Anne Boleyn falls to the executioner’s ax on a cold spring morning in 1536, Anne Seymour knows her family faces peril. As alliances shift and conspiracies multiply, the Seymours plot to establish their place in the treacherous court of King Henry VIII, where a courtier’s fate is decided by the whims of a hot-tempered

Book Reviews: Centuries Of Change, The French Executioner, My Days With Princess Grace Of Monaco, & Ellis Island

Hello everyone, today I’m reviewing four history books, including one for children, and a novel with fantastical elements. Here we go: Centuries of Change: Which Century Saw The Most Change? by Ian Mortimer Which century saw the most change? The answer seems obvious. Pretty much all of us would answer the 20th, without giving it

Book Reviews: The Accidental Empress & A Sinful Deception

Hello everyone, today I’m reviewing two novels. Enjoy! The Accidental Empress by Allison Pataki Beautiful, romantic, tragic. The story of the Austrian Empress Sisi has captivated successive generations.Born into Bavarian royalty, Elisabeth, who had received an informal upbringing, was suddenly thrust into the spotlight at the tender age of 16, when she married the young,

Book Review: The Summer Queen by Elizabeth Chadwick

Synopsis:New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Chadwick brings Eleanor of Aquitaine to life with breathtaking historical detail in the first volume of this stunning new trilogy. Eleanor of Aquitaine, the legendary 12th century queen of France and later of England, is one of the most powerful and irrepressible women in medieval history, and her story