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Summary 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 S 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 as ueen I should have been eager to see this happen hungry to watch the characters thrust into this political hornets nest but I just didn t care The author failed to create the feeling of sympathy for her characters Take Katherine for her example her sister has died so she is upset but this doesn t seem to last long She is concerned with her love interest which results in even less emotional connectedness The three protagonists of the book are very different people They have their own separate point of views and very far apart stories That being said each point of view sounded the same Had I not read the character name at the beginning of each chaptersection I wouldn t have been able to tell the difference ignoring plot content of course The voices of the characters within the narrative are just too similar and undistinguishable from one another I was very disappointed with this book it felt like it was missing a key element or ingredient My initial expectations fell very flat This is an author whose work I will not read againI won this book as a giveaway here on goodreads

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Sisters of Treason

Ps 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 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 the curse of the Plantagenet s scoliosis are often ignored by historical fiction writers in favour of their cousin Mary ueen of ScotsInterwoven with the story of the Grey sisters is that of artist Levina Teerlinc a reknowned miniaturist whose work is held in the VA amongst other placesKatherine and Mary are interestingly portrayed Katherine as a woman lead by her emotions and Mary as one lead by her intellect Indeed from what we know of Mary she was considered as precocious a scholar as her older sister Jane and her cousin ElizabethBeautifully written and enthralling Elizabeth Fremantle is a writer to watch I ve read two of her books and am keen to get my hands on her other two all she has written so farHighly recommended to all lovers of historical fiction

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Isters of PDF 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 hel 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 was different in that it looked at the Grey girls who really have been omitted almost entirely from the Tudors history It was refreshing in a bitter sweet way to find out about the lives of these girls that were cursed with Tudor blood Well written and easy to read this novel gave a very good glimpse into who these girls may have been and the turbulent life they led 45 stars


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 normally given scant regard in the history books they are Lady Katherine Grey Lady Mary Grey sisters of the deposed nine day ueen Jane and Flemish born Levina Teerlinc court painter This was

  2. says:

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

  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 as ueen I should h

  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

  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

  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 blank spots when it comes to chronicling events I have never really looked at the Grey family perhaps because

  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

  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 t

  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 Katherine and Mary Grey had really only clung on to the historical record as Lady Jane Grey's sisters this is uite a weather change Leanda De Lisle's book The Sisters Who Would Be ueen seems to have lit a spark that started a re