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The Red Queen

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cw gortner
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Postby cw gortner » Thu August 5th, 2010, 2:48 am

[QUOTE=Misfit;66570]Yes he is and yes those letters drove me nuts. I think it is about time to share the *Stanley* quote as well as Karla's Team Stanley poster she so kindly made for me.

Too funny!! And there she is, wrapped up like a mummy, which explains the strangulation aspect of her outfit. My partner says she looks as if she's about to slap your wrists for reading porn in catechism class.
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THE QUEEN'S VOW available on June 12, 2012!
THE TUDOR SECRET, Book I in the Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles
[B]THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI
THE LAST QUEEN
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Postby cw gortner » Thu August 5th, 2010, 2:50 am

"Ariadne" wrote:I didn't read White Queen first and didn't have any problem getting into this one. The cover art's a great improvement, too.

Margaret all wrapped up like that wouldn't do well in our 97-degree heat, that's for sure.


Good to know. I want to read it but I've never been very interested in Elizabeth Woodville. I don't know why. Margaret Beaufort, on the other hand, seems like a trooper. I always thought she'd make a great lead character: an indomitable, resolute, take-no-prisoners type of gal.
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THE QUEEN'S VOW available on June 12, 2012!

THE TUDOR SECRET, Book I in the Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles
[B]THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI
THE LAST QUEEN
[/B]



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Susan
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Postby Susan » Sat August 7th, 2010, 4:45 pm

"Divia" wrote:I think everyone universally hated the Other Queen.


You all scared me away from reading The Other Queen. It still sits in my TBR bookcase!
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Susan
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Postby Susan » Sat August 7th, 2010, 4:53 pm

I'm a little less than half-way done with The Red Queen. I am enjoying the narrative, but I don't get a feeling for living in the 15th century. There is very little description of clothing, food, room decor, people's habits, etc. If the Wars of the Roses wasn't occurring, the narrative could be set nearly anywhere.
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Berengaria
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Battle details are fascinating!

Postby Berengaria » Sat August 7th, 2010, 5:12 pm

Well, I've now finished the book. As I stated before, I didn't want the book to end at Bosworth Field, but it is a fitting denouement, as Margaret sees her dream come true. As well, the chapter with Elizabeth of York is a foreshadowing of the strained relationship between the two when Elizabeth marries Henry VII. The battle strategies were quite fascinating and even though I knew Stanley would, in the end, support Henry, I still felt the suspense and worry Henry had. All in all, I liked the book.
Now I plan to read Elizabeth Chadwick's To Defy a King! :)
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Misfit
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Postby Misfit » Sun August 8th, 2010, 2:16 pm

Anyone ever been able to find the author's notes on The Red Queen on her website? The notes at the end of the book were virtually non-existant and referred to her website. I just checked and yes, it's still early but I'm not seeing anything yet.
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Postby boswellbaxter » Sun August 8th, 2010, 2:30 pm

"Misfit" wrote:Anyone ever been able to find the author's notes on The Red Queen on her website? The notes at the end of the book were virtually non-existant and referred to her website. I just checked and yes, it's still early but I'm not seeing anything yet.


Maybe she's waiting for the UK release to put up notes?
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Postby Misfit » Sun August 8th, 2010, 2:52 pm

"boswellbaxter" wrote:Maybe she's waiting for the UK release to put up notes?


Maybe she's hoping no one will go looking?
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Postby Divia » Sun August 8th, 2010, 3:30 pm

"Misfit" wrote:Maybe she's hoping no one will go looking?


What? She's the self proclaimed historian on the Tudor Era, surely you do not doubt anything she writs about? :p
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Postby Susan » Sun August 8th, 2010, 4:34 pm

"Misfit" wrote:Anyone ever been able to find the author's notes on The Red Queen on her website? The notes at the end of the book were virtually non-existant and referred to her website. I just checked and yes, it's still early but I'm not seeing anything yet.


Maybe she did, but we can't find it! I don't think her website is very user friendly.
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