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QUEEN OF SHADOWS
Genre: Historical Romance, Historical Fiction
Felber (aka Edith Layton) easily moves from Regency romance to historical fiction with this book about Isabella, the wife of Edward II -- a woman as fascinating, complex and passionate as the era. With a deep understanding of Isabella's motivation, Felber brings humanity to a woman whose actions changed the course of history in a vibrant, colorful, intelligent work of fiction.
A child bride at 12, Isabella swiftly learns that her husband is more interested in men. Parliament, wary of Edward's lovers, places Isabella on the throne to rule with Edward. As a result, she moves out of the shadows, ready to take advantage of her position -- especially after falling in love with
Isabella's story is told in tandem with that of Welsh-born lady-in-waiting Gwenith de Percy. Gwen is caught up
Reviewed By: Kathe Robin
Published: November 2006