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The Kingmaker's Daughter

The Kingmaker s Daughter Spies poison and curses surround herIs there anyone she can trust The Kingmaker s Daughter is the gripping story of the daughters of the man known as the Kingmaker Richard Neville Earl of Warwick

  • Title: The Kingmaker's Daughter
  • Author: Philippa Gregory
  • ISBN: 9780857207487
  • Page: 208
  • Format: Paperback
  • Spies, poison, and curses surround herIs there anyone she can trust The Kingmaker s Daughter is the gripping story of the daughters of the man known as the Kingmaker, Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick the most powerful magnate in fifteenth century England Without a son and heir, he uses his daughters, Anne and Isabel as pawns in his political games, and they grow uSpies, poison, and curses surround herIs there anyone she can trust The Kingmaker s Daughter is the gripping story of the daughters of the man known as the Kingmaker, Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick the most powerful magnate in fifteenth century England Without a son and heir, he uses his daughters, Anne and Isabel as pawns in his political games, and they grow up to be influential players in their own right In this novel, her first sister story since The Other Boleyn Girl, Philippa Gregory explores the lives of two fascinating young women.At the court of Edward IV and his beautiful queen, Elizabeth Woodville, Anne grows from a delightful child to become ever fearful and desperate when her father makes war on his former friends Married at age fourteen, she is soon left widowed and fatherless, her mother in sanctuary and her sister married to the enemy Anne manages her own escape by marrying Richard, Duke of Gloucester, but her choice will set her on a collision course with the overwhelming power of the royal family and will cost the lives of those she loves most in the world, including her precious only son, Prince Edward Ultimately, the kingmaker s daughter will achieve her father s greatest ambition.

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    1. James on said:

      The series is very good keeps your attention and tells the story from different perspectives. Not one of my favorite ones from Ms. Gregory, but still a good one. I felt like some of this was a littel repetitive and lacked the keen eye for re-telling something from a previous book in the series with a different perception point. However, she has an extremely strong talent for writing historical fiction and creating the necessary suspense to keep the reader closely interested. This one focuses on [...]

    2. Veronica on said:

      This was one of the best portrayals of Anne Neville that I have read. Little more than a pawn in her father's schemes, she could do nothing but follow his orders until the day that Richard rescued her. I really enjoyed the portrayal of Richard who becomes Richard III. He proclaims his innocence in the disappearance of the two princes in the Tower and even seems to grasp just how much people will despise him and blame him for the disappearance. Gregory has done it again and brought Anne to life i [...]

    3. Stephanie Miceli on said:

      First let me say I am a huge PG fan. I have read all of her historical fiction novels and loved every one of them. I was very excited about the idea of reading about the life of Anne Neville (wife of Richard III). For some reason this book did not seem as compelling to me as her other novels. The first half of the book seemed to drag and the narrative was a little too repetitive. The book picked up for the second half. Unfortunately, the historical record on Anne's life is so vague and much of t [...]

    4. Agatha Donkar on said:

      This would have been four stars, except that whenever I read about the War of the Roses I get really mad and spend a lot of time hollering about how if these people had just stopped marrying their cousins and named some boy Horace or Malcolm or Glen instead of Edward and Richard and George and Henry, they all would have been better off.I AM JUST SAYING, OKAY.

    5. Jane on said:

      Where I got the book: purchased through Waterstones. UK edition, signed.Despite my eternal resolutions not to read any more of this Cousins' War series I couldn't resist getting a signed copy at the Historical Novel Society conference, so here I am reviewing yet another of these books and noting pretty much exactly the same things that annoy me with all the others.This one covers the story of Anne Neville, wife of Richard of Gloucester aka Richard III. Her father is the political mover and shake [...]

    6. Marigold on said:

      Confession – I’m an English history freak with a long-time special interest in 15th Century England & Richard III, & that’s why I read this – and why I sometimes read historical novels though I know they’re going to be bad! I have some issues with factual content related to this book, but I realize it’s a novel - & I will attempt to review it with that in mind. But for those of you who might be tempted to think the content of this book is at all factual, it isn’t. I’m [...]

    7. Brittany B. on said:

      4.5 Stars!!!I have given Philippa Gregory a rough time. I believed her writing was sometimes broad and dumbed down. I didn't put much faith in the historical accuracy of her work, believing she was more fiction than history.Well, not with this story!! I didn't realize until I did my own investigation that a tremendous amount of research went into this series. I can't even imagine how much research time it would take to write this series, when the history is complicated and voluminous, and the ac [...]

    8. Jilly on said:

      You need a giant Prozac before you read this thing. Gah! This book manages to be both boring as hell and depressing as hell at the same time.I know, I know the author is just reporting the facts, not trying to glamorize it. And yet very little is written or known about the heroine and narrator, Anne Neville, so the author could have theoretically made her a little less horrible and boring. She could have been less of a spoiled little asshole who was jealous of every other female and obsessed wit [...]

    9. Orsolya on said:

      Although readers whom strive for historical accuracy have been quite let down by PG; I tried to go into this novel with a clean slate. Meaning that I already knew “The Kingmaker’s Daughter” would include a certain level of fluff (at least PG finally admits to this in her “Author’s Note”); so I decided to just try to enjoy the novel for what it is: entertainment.Admittedly, expecting little did help my enjoyment intensity with “The Kingmaker’s Daughter” but I did still experienc [...]

    10. Michelle on said:

      There is something about Philippa Gregory's writing that is enthralling. This story was told from Anne Neville's point of view and I found it fascinating, especially since the last book I'd read by this author was The Lady of the Rivers. I love it when a series takes on different perspectives so you get a more well-rounded view of all sides.I felt sorry for the Neville girls. How awful to be used for gain and raised to marry and solely to increase one's wealth. I think the author did a great job [...]

    11. Donna on said:

      The Kingmaker's Daughter is probably my favorite of the Cousin's War series to date. It is written from the perspective of Anne Neville and gives yet another interesting point of view from this volatile period of history. One of the things I enjoy so much about Philippa Gregory's novels is that she somehow manages to turn what could have been tedious political maneuvering into exciting intrigue that keeps me riveted from the first moment. I am not a historian so I have no idea how historically a [...]

    12. Maryanne on said:

      I think Philippa Gregory has gotten too popular; I think she has a contract that demands too many books in too little time and she is just churning at this point. This book, not unlike the others in the Cousin's War series, feels more like a skimming over the surface of history with the occasional dip into an emotion or two than a full-bodied fiction. She uses the modern trend of first person present tense to avoid any necessity of her main character's reflection or having to write with any sens [...]

    13. Rio (Lynne) on said:

      After the last PG debacle The Lady of the Rivers, I didn't think I'd pick up another PG book, but the library had it, so I gave it a go. Also for review purposes, I have liked PG's prior novels, but I've always taken them with a grain of salt, due to her historical inaccuracies. PG loves to rewrite history and give her books new spins (which sadly she boasts as facts.) This one, like the others in this series are about witchcraft. The Rivers ladies cook up spells, blow wind and snowstorms, curse [...]

    14. Amanda on said:

      **Warning- contains spoilers**What a difference a point of view makes. Fans of the series, like myself, who have read the last three books in the series, especially "The White Queen" and "The Red Queen" can see how Philippa Gregory has written the same events with a different twist for each narrator. Elizabeth Woodville, the kind, loving mother from "The White Queen" and the potential yet dangerous ally from "The Red Queen" becomes a malicious, trecherous poisoner through the eyes of Anne Nevill [...]

    15. Rebecca Cartwright-Teakle on said:

      Review:I enjoyed this book as I usually enjoy Philippa Gregory’s books. It took me a little while to remember the previous books in the Cousins series and work out who all the characters were because everything was coming from such a different viewpoint but once I did it was really interesting to see the other side of the story.It also doesn’t help that so many Kings and Queens have the same names and I am not very good and keeping track of what period of history I am reading.I found myself [...]

    16. Moppet on said:

      The UK edition of Philippa Gregory’s latest release has the tagline, The girl who would be queen. Not The girl whose father would that she were queen. Gregory veers away from the traditional depiction of Anne Neville as meek and mild, a pawn in the political games of her father, Warwick the Kingmaker. Anne begins her narration as a naive eight-year-old growing up in the shadow of her beautiful older sister Isabel. But like most medieval noble daughters, who were often married in their early te [...]

    17. Michael on said:

      Philippa Gregory is back to her old stomping ground historical fictional and prooves again why she is one of the finest in filling in the blanks of popular history. The Kingmaker's daughter details the life of Anne Neville from a little girl living with her sister Isabel and daughter to the man known as the Kingmaker The Earl Of Warwick to her death as the Queen at the age of 28. In that time Anne would be married twice, suffer the loss of her father, her sister and her only son while having an [...]

    18. Tracey Allen at Carpe Librum on said:

      I can't tell you how much I love reading Philippa Gregory's books. In fact, she's getting very close to dethroning Anne Rice as my favourite author of all time. Wow.The Kingmaker's Daughter is the story of Anne Neville, daughter of the Earl of Warwick (named the Kingmaker) who successfully survived a forced marriage and subsequent widowhood, then navigated the deadly politics of the time; which included changing allegiances and the execution of her father.Anne Neville became Queen of England in [...]

    19. Cher on said:

      4 stars - It was great. I loved it.Finally, this series is back on track! The last two were disappointing in comparison, but I enjoyed this one just as much as The White Queen. -------------------------------------------Favorite Quote: He died with them to make me queen, and I had to learn alone later what a hollow crown it is.First Sentence: My Lady Mother goes first, a great heiress in her own right, and the wife of the greatest subject in the kingdom.

    20. Maria on said:

      Gostei mesmo muito deste livro. Já tinha lido mais livros desta escritora e tinha gostado mas não de paixão. Mas deste gostei mesmo muito. As voltas e reviravoltas da trama prenderam-me bastante e queria sempre saber o que ia acontecer a seguir. Centrado nas intrigas da corte ingleses e baseado em facto reais, adorei a maneira como o livro está escrito e a vontade de o ler de uma vez era enorme. Sem duvida que quero ler mais e mais desta escritora.

    21. Valentina Markasović on said:

      The writing was somewhat repetitive - I don't need a reminder about who Midnight is every two pages, or a recap of what happened in the last chapter.

    22. Maria Grazia on said:

      This is not my first fictionalised Anne Neville's account of the facts which involved her in The Cousins' War , nor my first Richard III novel. I was totally absorbed in this new version of the story by Philippa Gregory and even often surprised by her choices. As much as I disliked her The White Queen, I really liked her latest The Kingmaker's Daughter. Especially the second half of the book.I like the different Anne coming out from its pages, stronger - willed and even with ambitions of her own [...]

    23. Cynthia Haggard on said:

      Anne Neville (1456-1485) is not well-known as a personality in her own right. She is most famous for being the wronged wife of Richard III (1452-1485). At the time of her death, many whispered that she’d been poisoned by her husband to make way for his marriage to his niece Elizabeth of York (1466-1503). That marriage never happened, because Richard was obliged to deny before parliament that he’d had a relationship with Elizabeth. Shortly, thereafter on August 22, Richard was killed at the B [...]

    24. Nan on said:

      It gives me no pleasure to write this but my reaction to this book was: "meh." I don't think this is entirely Gregory's fault except in her choice of subject matter. As in The Red Queen, an earlier book in this series, Anne Neville just doesn't have much agency in her own life. She is raised, married off and manipulated for the needs of men engaged in the Wars of the Roses, primarily her father, the Earl of Warwick, and her second husband, the eventual, doomed Richard III. I don't think it helps [...]

    25. Rachael on said:

      'Once I was the kingmaker's daughter, raised in the knowledge that I would be one of the great ladies of the kingdom. Now I am queen. This should satisfy my father and satisfy me, but when I think of the price we have paid, I think that we have been cheated by fate itself.'I liked this almost as much as The Red Queen. I think I have a soft spot for the red roses! Gregory brings these figures to life in a maze of plots and suspicions through to eyes of the young Anne Neville. I honestly cried in [...]

    26. Mira15 on said:

      “A Filha do Conspirador” não é um livro indispensável, mas é essencial na medida em que traz novas visões e contornos, bem como uma nova heroína – que não sendo a mais corajosa que PG já criou, é uma personagem fantástica com quem criei laços. Para quem como eu não contava com uma fantástica leitura, aconselho vivamente - revelou-se uma excelente história que me surpreendeu mais do que esperava! (Opinião completa)

    27. Julia Grey on said:

      I love anything Philippa Gregory writes and this book is no exception. Her detailed description and the way she weaves her story around the facts is simply amazing. She is an extremely talented writer and historian.

    28. Katie Brock on said:

      I actually really liked Anne Neville ' s story. She's an innocent girl who becomes caught between the House of York and Lancaster because of her father- Richard, Earl of Warwick- known as the Kingmaker.She finds herself married to a prince, widowed, imprisoned, and loses her closest friend- her sister- but she pushes on through the years and steadily rises in power.Doing her father proud.I love reading from different perspectives and I really enjoyed looking through Anne's eyes. a woman I didn't [...]

    29. Iset on said:

      Another year, another Philippa Gregory novel, and yet again I have the same issues with the writing. It can’t help that Gregory is such a big name now that she’s regularly churning out one book per year – two books if you count her young adult series too – and The Kingmaker’s Daughter has that familiar feeling of being rushed and unpolished. I admit I didn't like The Other Boleyn Girl because of it's vitriolic portrayals, and the fact that it somehow managed to omit all historical cont [...]

    30. Ravin Maurice on said:

      Her.Best.In.Years.I have to start this review by saying that I am a big Philippa Gregory fan. But I must admit that its been an uphill battle for me with the Cousin's War books. The first two, White Queen and Red Queen, had their moments. They weren't perfect, but they weren't terrible either. The Lady of Rivers had some flaws but the great moments were really fantastic, and I thoroughly enjoyed that book. So when Kingmaker's Daughter came out, and I read some of the reviews, I had a good feelin [...]

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