My Review of: The Boleyn King


The Boleyn King by Laura Andersen

*** Book description as appears on Goodreads ***

The Boleyn King is the first novel in an enthralling new trilogy. Reimagining history in sumptuous detail, Laura Anderssen takes readers back to the deadly intrigue, turbulent affairs, and treacherous passions of Tudor England – and answers the compelling question What if Anne Boleyn had given Henry VIII the son he so desperately wanted?

Just seventeen years old, Henry IX, known as William, is a king bound by the restraints of the regency yet anxious to prove himself. With the French threatening battle and the Catholics sowing the seeds of rebellion at home, William trusts only three people: his older sister Elizabeth; his best friend and loyal counselor, Dominic; and Minuette, a young orphan raised as a royal ward by William’s mother, Anne Boleyn.

Against a tide of secrets, betrayal, and murder, William finds himself fighting for the very soul of his kingdom. Then, when he and Dominic both fall in love with Minuette, romantic obsession looms over a new generation of Tudors. One among them will pay the price for a king’s desire, as a shocking twist of fate changes England’s fortunes forever.

My review

Finished reading on July 13 2013 and gave it 4 stars.

The following contains spoilers!

I found this book fun and super easy to read. With conspiracy on top of conspiracy floating around the royal society I couldn’t help but find this book intriguing. The young king and his sister and two friends stumble across a plot to dethrone the king and they decide they will solve the problem themselves. Of course this mission ends up being run mostly by Minuette herself due to her innate ability to read people and get them to do as she pleases. Throw in the numerous run ins with love and desire and another level is added to the book that allows things to spiral out of control at any moment.
The book left me hanging and dying to read the next book in the series. I can’t wait to see what the desires of the conspirators and those following their hearts will lead to next.


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