It took me a little while to get properly into The Lady of the Rivers. It has a rather stale start featuring Joan of Arc and that threw me for a bit, fearing I'd misunderstood what the book would be about.
However, soon enough the book got back on track and I fully immersed myself in yet another great book by Gregory. For me she truly is the 21st century Queen of the Tudor Court as well as the Courts that came just before - her research seems thorough and her portrayal of the many historical character is brilliant. They all come alive right before my eyes and I love it.
The Cousins' War series (chronological order, rather than publication):
- The Lady of the Rivers #3
- The Red Queen #2
- The White Queen #1
- The Kingmaker's Daughter #4
- The White Princess #5
- The Last Rose / The King's Curse (not yet released) #6
|The Lady of the Rivers
by Philippa Gregory
The Cousins' War #3
502 pages / published in 2011
|Review by Iben Jakobsen, BoB, 2014|