Author: Jacqueline Kolosov
Genre: Historical, Romance, Fantasy
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"Love is but a frailty of mind when ‘tis not with ambition joined."
- Sir Thomas Seymour
The Author effectively highlighted the inner turmoil that Mary faced upon being torn between her duty and her growing fascination for her cousin, Edmund Seymour, the very antithesis of her existence as the epitome of good.
The only thing I felt was entirely off for this novel was its ending. The author might have written it that way to make the readers think of the ending for themselves. She might have written it that way for effect, but personally, I was left hanging and wanting more.
All in all, this novel might not be fast paced enough to keep your adrenaline pumping even if you’re only reading. However, this novel holds a certain charm in it that when you begin to understand the web of deception, sacrifices and loyalties involved, you ultimately find yourself drawn to its somewhat philosophical view of things. You get caught up in the tale it presents that when you reach a certain part of the novel, it makes you feel overwhelmed and glad to have read it from start to end.