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The Red Queen by PG

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Fri August 13th, 2010, 6:56 pm

"Divia" wrote:I posted my review on here and amazon. I felt so compelled to write one.

The reviews on amazon are eh, at best.


Nono, Harriet loved it :D
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Divia
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Postby Divia » Fri August 13th, 2010, 7:02 pm

"Misfit" wrote:Nono, Harriet loved it :D


Harriet is in a class all her own....
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annis
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Postby annis » Fri August 13th, 2010, 11:43 pm

Posted by Misfit
Nono, Harriet loved it


'Nuff said! The kiss of death ---

rebecca
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Postby rebecca » Tue July 19th, 2011, 4:31 am

"1) Not one mention (by name anyway) of the fishy-water-woman that drove me nuts in the last book."

"She's far too busy channeling Joan of Arc (ugh)."

I had to laugh at the above because it is so spot on lol. I also got tired of the fishy woman that did drive me nuts and the 'channeling of Joan of Arc (giggles). :p

The first part of the book is spent on Margaret and her Joan of Arc morphing which annoyed me. But I did enjoy PG's interpretation of Thomas Stanley but then again I have always loved a good villian. What I don't understand and perhaps it is because she writes in the first person is WHY does Margaret send treasonous letters to everyone but the Pope? I also enjoyed her hinting about the Princes in the Tower(but will leave it there as I don't want to spoil anyone's reading).
I will be looking forward to the next novel in the Cousins trilogy.

Best wishes
Bec

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Misfit
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Postby Misfit » Tue July 19th, 2011, 3:11 pm

Now that this old thread has been revived I had recently seen a comment somewhere about Joan of Arc and that the English would have reviled her - so much so that for Margaret to have this fascination is a bit of a stretch.

Any thoughts?
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Divia
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Postby Divia » Tue July 19th, 2011, 7:10 pm

How many years was this after Joan's death? 1431 is when they roasted her.

I can't imagine that the English would have any love for Joan considering she pushed back the English and gave her countrymen the spirit they needed to kick the English out of France. In fact if memory serves me right, the English had all but won until Joan came marching onto the scene.

So, yeah I can't imagine a noble woman would be thrilled that a young peasant girl kicked her countryman's butts and sent them packing and made them lose a kingdom.

But hey that's just me. ;)
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Postby Misfit » Tue July 19th, 2011, 7:53 pm

I thought that was an interesting point and a valid one. I'd like to see what our other *experts* say on this. There's been another recent book with Cecilly Neville being rather bullish on her as well so I am wondering.
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Postby Divia » Wed July 20th, 2011, 12:25 am

Bullish on who?
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Misfit
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Postby Misfit » Wed July 20th, 2011, 12:34 am

"Divia" wrote:Bullish on who?


Sorry, bullish on Joan of Arc. I haven't read the book, but from what I understand of the reviews Cecilly had some sort of friendship/admiration of Joan in the new Anne Easter Smith book.
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