I haven’t read anything to do with the black death. It’s been mentioned in books, but nothing that centers around it. And knowing it was such a horrible disease/plague, reading it really hit me. Especially people’s views of it being Gods will, that really grated me.
My favourite character would have to be Lady Anne. For a woman in that time period, she is very forward thinking, and I think that’s why she is such an admirable character. Her daughter on the other hand, well let’s just say, bitch doesn’t cover it.
I do feel sorry for Lady Eleanor, you will find out later on in the book, but her actions speak louder. No matter how “badly” she was treated, the things she says and does is beyond anything I’ve ever read. Bitch literally does not convey what she truly is.
Minette is a great story teller, you are hooked throughout the book, and the level of research to go into this, amazing.
I’ll definitely be picking up more of her books.
I thought this was a stand-alone book, it wasn’t until I got to the end that I found out there is going to be another book out next year. I don’t know if I can wait that long, I need to know more.
If you love history, even if you don’t, I think everyone should pick this book up. Just to know what it was like when this was happening, is enlightening and fascinating.
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