This young adult novel looks at the last of Anne Boleyn, through the eyes of her niece, the teenage Catherine Carey, daughter of Mary Boleyn. It is absolutely perfect for those just getting into history. However It is also a perfect 'light read' for anyone of any age. The descriptions of the palaces, clothes events etc. are brilliant, and really bring everything to life. I found the ending with Anne's downfall/execution to be incredibly gripping, filled with suspense, and very emotional. Something which I struggle to get usually from a novel, as usually I find watching that sort of thing on a film/TV/theatre more easy to feel the emotion, but this was just so beautifully done.
At the end of the book, the author discusses the parts of the story we know less about, such as 'was Catherine really the daughter of Henry VIII'? And if any parts were added for story purpose, which I think deserves her even more respect.
I very much enjoyed Catherine's journey through the story... A sequel featuring Elizabeth and Catherine Willoughby (who I have become more fascinated about since reading this book) would be wonderful ;).
All in all this book is a beautiful light read for anyone interested in Tudor history. But be warned... The ending will leave you in tears.
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The Light in the Labyrinth offers a powerful new perspective on the tragic life of Anne Boleyn. Told from the point of view of Anne's young niece, newly arrived at the court of Henry VIII, it presents an original, sympathetic and moving portrait of the queen's final days and offers new insights into the lives and relationships of women in Tudor England" - Dr Julian Novitz, award winning author of My Real Life and Other Stories and Little Sister. "...The Light in the Labyrinth is quite the read - no matter the age of the reader. And yes, thanks to Kate, a new voice has been added to the well-known haunting melody - a voice that mellows and matures as the story evolves and yet retains a touch of bittersweet innocence right to the bloody, inevitable end" - Anna Belfrage for The Review."...I never felt like I was reading a teen read. Although it is a historical novel with a 16th century heroine, its themes will resonate with a teen audience - identity, self-discovery, family issues/step-parents, love, betrayal and loss - and any lover of historical fiction will enjoy revisiting Anne's fall from a different perspective" Claire Ridgway, Author and Tudor history buff."It is exactly the type of novel that draws youth into a life-long love of history" Beth von Staats.
Wendy J. Dunn is an Australian writer who has been obsessed by Anne Boleyn and Tudor History since she was ten years old. She is the author of two Tudor novels: "Dear Heart, How Like You This?", the winner of the 2003 Glyph Fiction Award and 2004 runner up in the Eric Hoffer Award for Commercial Fiction, and "The Light in the Labyrinth," her first young adult novel. Born in Melbourne, Australia, Wendy is married and the mother of three sons and one daughternamed after a certain Tudor queen, surprisingly, not Anne. She gained her Doctorate of Philosophy (Writing) from Swinburne University in 2014. Wendy also tutors at Swinburne University in their Master of Arts (Writing) program. --このテキストは、paperback版に関連付けられています。
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- 出版社 : Poesy Quill (2019/1/16)
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The Light in the Labyrinth2015年5月20日に英国でレビュー済み
Having read many books about Anne Boleyn I found this a very moving story which towards the end moved me to tears.Many stories list Kate as Henry's daughter we shall never really know and whether she was there at the end remains to be seen but a very enjoyable story nevertheless.
A most satisfying read2016年10月5日に英国でレビュー済み
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel, as I've always had an interest in the 'Tudor' period of history. Wendy manages to bring the sights, smells and sounds of the period to life. I usually judge a book by how lost I become in it and this was one I didn't want to finish! It is refreshing, well-written and sheds a sympathetic light on the much maligned character of Anne Boleyn and the intriguing relationships through the eyes of her niece.