Thursday, January 11, 2018

Fatal Throne by Multiple Authors

Fatal Throne, a book about Henry VIII and his six wives, coordinated by Candace Fleming. Fleming and six other authors will each contribute a story from different points of view: M.T. Anderson, Jennifer Donnelly, Stephanie Hemphill, Deborah Hopkinson, Linda Sue Park, and Lisa Ann Sandell.

Review: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I received this book free from in exchange for a review.

I absolutely loved this story (or stories) about the wives of Henry the VIII. The author captured the womanizing ways of King Henry, and the political power he used to get his way.  This story is told in several short stories one for each wife. At the end of each, is a chapter told from Henry's point of view that offers a side of the story that you don't get from reading about the wives. I never realized how much the ladies' stories would intertwine. The history captured in this book is accurate and  believable. Through the stories, you also get a glimpse into the three children's lives as well as the deterioration of King Henry. You get an inside view of the corruptions between church and state and how religious officials used a kings power for their own needs.  They had spies, that would report anything and everything back to them. They used the information and twisted it to make the king feel threatened to suit their needs.

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