3.5 stars or a bit more. I really liked much of the book but the true fictional parts as described by the author did not work for me.
The scenes that I enjoyed the best were the naval battle with the Mary Rose and the interaction that Katherine surely had with Henry's younger children, Elizabeth and Edward. Was she that close with Mary? Perhaps.
Importantly the author describes how very sinister Henry VIII was and how perilous the times were under his himself and his children and even their successors. A New World sprang up thanks to this dynasty.
Recommended for Tudor fans and anyone who has read the rest of this series.Very engrossing!