The first novel in a new series by Robyn Young, and this in itself is a cause for celebration. Robyn Young is one of the finest writers I've read in recent years. Her prose is beautiful, her historical fiction enriched by meticulous research and great empathy for its characters.
An astounding feat of historical fiction that breathes new life into a turbulent, exciting, and surprisingly relevant period of history. Crammed full with action, adventure, intrigue, politics and brilliant characters, this is a must read.
Young has done her research and writes with her usual gusto. The battle scenes are gory and the plot twists sharp.
Robyn Young realistically evokes the brutal world of the late fifteenth century, and interweaves a gripping tale with a highly original take on Richard III and the Princes in the Tower. Provocative and grounded upon impressive research, this is historical fiction of a high calibre. More, please!
A vivid and utterly compelling novel that brilliantly evokes one of the darkest and most turbulent periods of our history. I could not put it down.