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C.W. Gortner

3.92 of 5 Votes: 2
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Books by C.W. Gortner
The Tudor Conspiracy (2013)
language
English
3.8 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Few writers can make Tudor England as vivid for me as C.W. Gortner. His portrayal of Whitehall Palace's sumptuous, tapestry-hung suites of privilege or its icy, damp, dark chambers for lesser folk make me feel as if I am walking those halls myself. His hero Brendan is ingratiatin...
The Tudor Vendetta (2014)
language
English
4.06 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Although I hadn't read the novel directly prior to this one, I thought this was a great story of court intrigue, dangerous betrayals, and treason. Taking place just as Elizabeth Tudor has taken the English throne, Brendan Prescott is sent on a mission to discover the truth behind...
The Queen's Vow: A Novel of Isabella of Castile (2000)
language
English
3.87 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Although much of the research was spot-on (and the author does list non-historical changes at the end) was disappointed by the flat writing and shallow characters. I am a huge fan of Isabel, and enjoyed the fictional depiction of her life even if her personality was severely mod...
The Confessions of Catherine de Medici (2010)
language
English
3.93 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I liked this book very much. Gortner is sympathetic to the struggles of Catherine. Catherine has been vilified by many contemporaries particularly the Huguenots. Although she was devious in her dealing with other monarchs, she was a faithful wife and a devoted mother. I disagree ...
The Tudor Secret (2011)
language
English
3.65 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Great story with lots of intrigue. C W Gortner has a great imagination and he melds the fiction into a plausible and enjoyable story that feels like the real deal! I happened upon this series, reading book #2 first and decided to back track and pick up the first to fill in some...
O Juramento da Rainha (2012)
language
English
3.87 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: I have to admit that after reading a Phillipa Gregory novel about Catherine of Aragon, the first wife of Henry VIII, I was curious about Isabella. In that book, which is historical fiction, Catherine writes to her mother a few times for advice, but Isabella comes off as cold, dis...
Le confessioni di Caterina de' Medici (2011)
language
English
3.93 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Disappointing. As you would expect there was an enormous amount dedicated to the politics for which Catherine de Medici was both famous and infamous. But it was emphasized at the expense of the cultural aspects that were also of utmost important in Medieval times that would hav...
O Segredo dos Tudor (2014)
language
English
3.65 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Good read. This historical fiction takes place just before Mary daughter of Queen Katherine of Aragon was crowned.....just a few years before one of my favorite books , historical fiction by Phillipa Gregory, The Virgins Lover, takes place. I've read a lot of Phillipa Gregory and...
El secreto de los Tudor (2011)
language
English
3.65 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: This is the second book of C.W. Gortner's that I've read and I've very much enjoyed both books. This book is about the end of the reign of Edward, Henry VIII's son and the attempt by Northumberland and the rest of the Dudley family in trying to take the monarchy from Mary, the n...
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