Rated of 5
by Elizabeth L. (Salem, Oregon)
Not His Best
The premise of the book - behind the scenes Tudor England between Henry VIII and Elizabeth I - is very promising and the book is well written. However I found it off putting that the main character - a squire - would be introduced to so many luminaries and become part of their plots in just a few hours (literally). Perhaps this will be less jarring as the series continues.
I do recommend Gortner's other books, particularly The Last Queen.