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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

HF Virtual Book Tours: Prisoner of the Queen by E. Knight

Title: Prisoner of the Queen
Author: E. Knight
Format: Ebook
Publisher: Knight Publishing, LLC
Publish Date: July 30, 2014
Source: HF Virtual Book Tours






What's the Story?:

From Goodreads.com: "I have served three queens in my life. One was my sister, one was my savior, and one my bitterest enemy.

Knowing she was seen as a threat to the Queen she served, Lady Katherine Grey, legitimate heir to the throne, longs only for the comfort of a loving marriage and a quiet life far from the intrigue of the Tudor court. After seeing her sister become the pawn of their parents and others seeking royal power and then lose their lives for it, she is determined to avoid the vicious struggles over power and religion that dominate Queen Elizabeth’s court. Until she finds love—then Kat is willing to risk it all, even life in prison."


My Two Cents:

In "Prisoner of the Queen," E. Knight is back with another tale from the Tudor Court. Think you've read everything about the Tudors? Ms. Knight shows that there is much more to love. I know that I have thought that maybe I was over reading about the Tudors before but when I read books like this one, my mind is changed very quickly. Filled with court intrigue and passion, this book will have you wanting to read more about her heroine, Katherine Grey, sister of Queen Jane Grey!

Queen Jane, also remembered as the nine day queen, is probably one of Henry VIII's queens that I know the least about and in that vein, I did not know much about Katherine Grey either before reading this book. She has an equally interesting story to her sister. Both sisters lived during an extremely volatile time during England's history where some of the luster had started coming off of the throne. It made for really good reading! Katherine is seen as a major threat to the throne and therefore her life is made miserable by the powers that be. While she has no designs on taking the throne for herself, there are other people in her family that are keen on ruling themselves, which makes Katherine suspect. I really felt for her! She wants to live her own life but is never really allowed to do that.  You'll definitely feel her frustration throughout the book. Knight captures it perfectly!

The writing and the research that went into this book make it an especially good treat for historical fiction readers. Knight is both able to give us really vivid characters while not skimping on rich historical detail. Count me as one of those anxious for the next release in this series!



Follow the Rest of the Tour:


Monday, September 15
Review at WTF Are You Reading?
Tuesday, September 16
Review & Giveaway at JulzReads
Wednesday, September 17
Review at Just One More Chapter
Spotlight & Giveaway at Passages to the Past
Thursday, September 18
Review at A Chick Who Reads
Spotlight at Historical Fiction Connection
Friday, September 19
Guest Post at What Is That Book About
Monday, September 22
Review at Historical Fiction Obsession
Review & Giveaway at The Tudor Enthusiast
Tuesday, September 23
Review at Book Nerd
Review at Historical Tapestry
Wednesday, September 24
Review at leeanna.me
Spotlight & Giveaway at So Many Precious Books, So Little Time
Thursday, September 25
Review at CelticLady’s Reviews
Review at Curling Up By the Fire
Friday, September 26
Review & Giveaway at Peeking Between the Pages
Monday, September 29
Review at So Many Books, So Little Time
Tuesday, September 30
Review at A Bookish Affair
Review at Flashlight Commentary
Review at Oh, For the Hook of a Book
Wednesday, October 1
Review at Caroline Wilson Writes
Review at 100 Pages a Day – Stephanie’s Book Reviews
Thursday, October 2
Review & Excerpt at Romantic Historical Reviews
Review & Giveaway at Luxury Reading
Friday, October 3
Review at The True Book Addict
Review at A Bibliotaph’s Reviews
Review & Giveaway at Broken Teepee
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1 comment:

  1. I'm looking forward to this one. Glad you enjoyed it!

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