Monday, March 23, 2015

The Tapestry - Nancy Bilyeau ~ Very fast paced!

From the Publisher~ "The next page-turner in the award-winning Joanna Stafford series takes place in the heart of the Tudor court, as the gutsy former novice risks everything to defy the most powerful men of her era.

After her priory in Dartford is closed—collateral damage in tyrannical King Henry VIII’s quest to overthrow the Catholic Church—Joanna resolves to live a quiet and honorable life weaving tapestries, shunning dangerous quests and conspiracies. Until she is summoned to Whitehall Palace, where her tapestry weaving has drawn the King’s attention. "

The first two were my favorite books of the series, so far, although all are terrific reads. An energetic and extremely fast moving look at a troubling time in English history. I felt  it was definitely a  bit more complex, as well as less plausible, than either the Crown or The Chalice. Am sure that would  not be the case for many or even most readers of this era, just my own thoughts about pace.

Joanna Stafford is invited to attend the King, at Whitehall Palace, as he  wishes to commission a one of her tapestries. Such a lot happens in a few short months! Such a lot has happened in the two years since The Crown! What a great ending to a swift moving tale of intrigue and oppression!

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