It's historical fiction time again! I realize that the past few reviews I've posted have all been historical fiction, but especially in the doldrums of winter, it's a genre I love. There's something wonderful about allowing a book to spirit me away - not only to distant lands, but to long ago times as well! - when I am most in need of a vacation. My most recent bookish trip was to London in the summer of 1553 in which I explored the pageantry of the English court!
Do you enjoy "traveling" via historical fiction? What place or time period have you visited lately?
This book was really interesting and well constructed. The fictional hero fit in seamlessly with the setting and players of the Tudor court and the novel provided an imaginative look at the final days of Edward VI. Where as many historical fiction works focus on King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn or on the reign of Queen Elizabeth I; this book was unique for portraying a younger Elizabeth and the turmoil in London surrounding the task of crowning a rightful heir. The Tudor Secret was a fast and entertaining read. I enjoyed Gortner's writing and am excited to see further drama and mystery unfold in future books in the series.