Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Masques of Gold by Roberta Gellis

Bold and beautiful, Lissa de Flael is caught up in a plot to prevent the signing of the Magna Carta when her husband is murdered. Sir Justin FitzAilwin, the noble and feared leader of the London watch, is sent to investigate. A single glorious night of desire between them becomes a shining, embattled alliance as intrigue and romance unfold in the turbulent and richly described setting of King John's 13th-century England.

Reviewer: Fashionta
This book is probably the longest book I've ever read before. So be warned, this book is a well researched story that deserves these number of pages for the historical accuracy. However, it fails to explore the relationship between the main characters well. The start is brilliant and the clear appreciation of each other is obvious, but as we get further along in the novel, the mystery which plays a big part is unsatisfactory as we are engrossed with other events that take place.

I have to give this book 3.5. It's nice to see this Roberta Gellis's book reissued as an ebook for a new generation. People who love well researched novels that make sure that the historical period details are accurate will love this book, but the plot is sub-par at the end compared to the research.

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Review Courtesy Of: NetGalley


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