2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: The King's Daughter (Paperback)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Christie Dickason has a rare and special talent - she tells a story grippingly, and like the best historical novelists, weaves colourful detail into the fabric of her tale. In The King's Daughter she tells how Elizabeth, daughter of King James I, is used as a pawn in the febrile chess game that was early 17th century European politics. Ms Dickason writes with deep perception; eschewing stereotypes, she paints even minor characters brilliantly, while Elizabeth herself is portrayed as a young woman who must with courage and intelligence avoid the traps and pitfalls her enemies place in her path. I think this book would appeal to anyone who likes a good story set in the past; it's intelligently written without being too highbrow, and while the story gallops along, the prose provides sufficient detail for the reader to believe that he is witnessing another human being overcome the challenges of life.