Review Å Sisters of Treason 102

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Ters of PDFEPUB or be loved Her sister clever Lady Mary has a crooked spine and a tiny stature in an age when physical perfection euates to goodness and both girls have inherited the Tudor blood that is curse than blessing For either girl to marry without royal permission would be a potentially fatal political act It is the royal portrait painter Levina Teerlinc who. Made it just over 100 pages in 111 to be exact There s just no narrative to this There are 3 POVs Katharine a whiny self involved girl who goes from crying over a boy to suddenly a lesbian bisexual Mary a younger girl who is either lamenting her deformity or being treated like a baby by the ueen and Lavinia an artist who just talks about hiding how she s not a Catholic None of the POVs are engaging and I don t care about any of the characters The best historical fictions find the story within the past and make it come alive but this is just sadly putting me to sleep

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Sisters of Treason

Helps the girls survive these troubled times She becomes their mentor and confidante But when the ueen’s sister the hot headed Elizabeth inherits the crown life at court becomes increasingly treacherous for the surviving Grey sisters Ultimately each young woman must decide how far she will go to defy her ueen risk her life and find the safety and love she longs for. I was awarded this book by NetGalley the morning I got the approval email it had been archived and I could not download it I sent an email to the publisher they allowed me access I am SO happy they did I enjoyed this book As much as I have read about E1 and family I only knew a little of Lady Jane Grey and nothing of her sisters Katherine and Mary It wasn t until the chapter named Kitty Mouse that I thought about their nicknames that way I liked thatI really loved the character that Mary was given there was not much about her written in history Elizabeth Fremantle fleshed out the people in this book so very well I would most certainly read another of her books Well written interesting in a period historical book many characters to love There was not as much about ueens Mary or Elizabeth but this was not mainly about them of their treatment of their cousins and how lives can be ruined by the blood relations we have

Characters Sisters of Treason

Early in Mary Tudor’s turbulent reign Lady Catherine and Lady Mary Grey are reeling after the brutal execution of their elder seventeen year old sister Lady Jane Grey and the succession is by no means stable Neither sister is well suited to a dangerous life at court Flirtatious Lady Catherine thought to be the true heir cannot control her compulsion to love and Sis. After finishing ueen s Gambit I knew that I had to read Fremantle s take on the unfortunate Grey sisters Contains historical facts that may be spoilers to someI love the fact that this story is about Katherine and Mary and their lives after the execution of their sister Jane rather than the much told story of Jane s life While I love Jane s story and think she had amazing potential this story was uniueThe novel is told from the POV of each of the sisters and artist Levina Teerlinc I enjoyed the sisters and their personalities that were so different but Levina never grew on me Katherine was the flighty emotional and selfish girl that she is often characterized as but she also had a deeper side She would wish for a simple life and try to be less selfish but couldn t help falling back into her impetuous and thoughtless ways Yet somehow she is loved by all All except the bitter and jealous ueen ElizabethMary is of a deep thinker maybe because so little is expected of her She buries anger over her disabilities lack of future and mockery that she endures but every now and then it bubbles to the surface She often thinks of her sister Jane and wonders what she would do in order to keep herself on the right pathTogether the sisters are tormented by Elizabeth who denies them freedom love and any kind of real life Watching beautiful Katherine go from being full of life and passion to a broken yet still young woman was heartbreaking Poor Mary is forced to continue to serve the cruel ueen even as she knows that her sister is in need with nobody to help her I enjoyed the development of the sisters and their courage to attempt a stand against the self absorbed ueen Though I knew their story I was captivated by Fremantle s storytelling I have yet to read a story that makes me think anything positive about Elizabeth and wonder why so many revere her Mary and Katherine couldn t be different but both suffer for nothing than Elizabeth s fear of their Tudor blood A very worthwhile and satisfying read I look forward to great novels from this author


10 thoughts on “Sisters of Treason

  1. says:

    The late 16th century was uite uniue in that for an extended period all potential heirs to the throne were female and it is against this backdrop that ' Sisters Of Treason' is set It mainly focuses on three Tudor figures

  2. says:

    After finishing ueen's Gambit I knew that I had to read Fremantle's take on the unfortunate Grey sisters Contain

  3. says:

    From early on in the book it was clear that there was little to keep me reading There was no plot driver or anything that made me want to finish the book Obviously Mary I was going to die and Elizabeth succeed her

  4. says:

    The Tudors have been written about so much in the past several years that I've found myself having a desire to bypass most of them This novel wa

  5. says:

    Find this and other reviews at was eager to get my hands on Elizabeth Fremantle's Sisters of Treason I read The ueen's Rivals last year and while I enjoyed Purdy's take on the Grey sisters the book lacked the gravitas I crave I needed something I could sink my teeth into something with a little meat on the bone if you get my meaning Fremantle caught my attention with ueen Gambit but I'll be honest I think her s

  6. says:

    Made it just over 100 pages in 111 to be exact There's just no narrative to this There are 3 POVs Katharine a whiny self involved girl who goes from crying over a boy to suddenly a lesbian? bisexual?; Mary a younger girl who is either lamenting her deformity or being treated like a baby by the ueen; and Lavinia an artist who just talks about hiding how she's not a Catholic None of the POVs are engaging and I don't care a

  7. says:

    In looking back through history you will find that for the most part it is the women’s lives who have the most b

  8. says:

    I will state right now that Philippa Gregory has SERIOUS competition Elizabeth Fremantle is by far the best historical fiction writer I have come across in yearsIn Sisters of Treason she tells the story of Lady Jane Grey's two younger sisters Katherine and Mary Katherine who was a serious contender as Elizabeth I's heir and Mary who suffered

  9. says:

    I was awarded this book by NetGalley the morning I got the approval email it had been archived and I could not download it I sent an email to the publisher they allowed me access I am SO happy they did I enjoyed this book As much as I have read about E1 and family I only knew a little of Lady Jane Grey and nothing of her sisters Katherine and Mary It wasn't until the chapter named Kitty Mouse that I thought about their nicknames that way I

  10. says:

    Katherine Grey has been having a great few years lately just a bit unfortunate that this comes nearly five hundred years after she had a fairly unhappy life Given that previous to around 2011 the only reason Ladies Katherin

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