THE KING’S WITCH By TRACY BORMAN
The King’s Witch by Tracy Borman is a historical fiction novel about Francis Gorges, a healer, who is forced by her conniving a manipulative power-seeking uncle to wed in order to gain stature in the royal court. Frances can trust no one in the King’s court but finds companionship with the King’s exuberant daughter, Elizabeth, and a loyal member of the council, Tom Wintour. Will she be able to outsmart the shrewd Privy Seal, Lord Cecil, who has had it out for Francis since their first encounter?
This book is very well-written, but I’m afraid the pace was a little to slow for my liking. Where is the scandal that accompanies most historical/fictional retellings of court life, especially when there’s “sordid” sorcery involved? I rate this novel 3.5 out of 5 stars.
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Reviewed: April 6, 2018. Novel Publish Date: July 13, 2018.
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