A good portion of my heritage originated in the United Kingdom. The Magna Carta came out of England. The history of England and the UK is pretty important to me, as a citizen of the US of A. I approached this book with high hopes of a relevant and exciting story.
I am not in the least bit disappointed! The writing is quite good. Mercedes’ scene setting is wonderful, I felt like I was right beside Godwine all the way. There were so many critical events in his life, as pictured in this exciting historical fiction. There is dialogue and action aplenty! The complex characters stayed quite true to their roots in so many of the instances. The court intrigues in and out of the castles, the battles on land and sea. The brutal warfare and strategizing all contributed a great deal to an exciting piece of literature.
Mercedes’ research complements her fiction, so well. I have no doubt the moves by major characters are very accurate.
I give Godwine Kingmaker a score of 4.7 stars, it would have been higher except for the handful of spelling errors and missing words I found.
- Paperback: 344 pages
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1782798013
- ISBN-13: 978-1782798019
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.9 x 21.6 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 422 g
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