Wednesday, December 5, 2012

"A Dangerous Inheritance" by Alison Weir (Review by Arlena Dean)

Author: Alison Weir
Published By: Hutchinson
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Blog For: GMTA
Rating: 4


"A Dangerous Inheritance" by Alison Weir was a good historical fiction novel during the York/Tudor period. You will find two narrators in this novel: Kate Plantagenet, this story was told in third person and Lady Katherine Grey, who was the sister of Jane Grey and also cousin to Queen Elizabeth. This was told in
first person. This maybe a little bit confusing if you don't keep up in the read but other than than I found this novel easy to understand even though the novel flips between the two Katherine's...separated by eighty years. I found each of these two stories that went well each of the girls will be too close to the throne to ever find what they both wanted and that was safety and happiness. You will get captured up in the read that will keep you turning the pages to see what is going to happen next.

This author Alison Weir did a wonderful good job in her writing and weaving
these two (Katherine's)lives together. Both of these women will be "driven by love rather than their desire for power." All of the characters are well developed and this presents a good well written historical read from Lady Katherine Grey, Lady Jane's younger sister; Kate Plantagenet, Edward, Richard, Richard III to a
few others that you can only get from picking up this good read. Be ready because there is a lots going on in this read and sometimes it seems somewhat a complicated history with are of its "turn of phrases and choices of scenes."

However, if you are a lover of historical fiction...I would recommend this novel "A Dangerous Inheritance" to you as a good read.

1 comment:

  1. This book flips between 2 Katherine's seperated by 80 years. Once you get used to that, the story captures the reader and keeps you reading to find out what will happen next. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical fiction during the York/Tudor time period.

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