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This review is from: The Red Queen (Kindle Edition)
I loved 'The White Queen' (as I had all of Phillipa Gregory's earlier books) and as soon as I had finished it downloaded 'The Red Queen' onto my kindle. I have been so disappointed.
I realise now that the book is just a retelling of 'The war of the roses' from a sort of different perspective, however I feel that I didn't learn anything more and the story didn't develop or reveal anything more. In fact the 2 main characters were annoyingly similar with their bizarre preoccupations (bordering on psychotic obsessions) with the water goddess and Joan of Arc. I struggled through it with the anticipation that it would go on and develop the storyline further, but I was left disappointed.
I feel reluctant to criticise one of my favourite authors, but 'The Red Queen' was just a regurgitation of 'The White Queen' and I feel strangely cheated.