Monday, April 6, 2015
THE KINGMAKER’S DAUGHTER by Philippa Gregory
THE KINGMAKER’S DAUGHTER
The Kingmaker’s Daughter is another book in Philippa Gregory’s The Cousins’ War series. It essentially tells the same story as The White Queen and The Red Queen, two other books in this series, but this time from the viewpoint of Anne Neville. Once again, I listened to the audio version of this book.
The Kingmaker was Richard Neville, the Earl of Warwick. He had no sons, but he had two daughters, Isabel and Anne. Neville worked hard to place both in positions where they might end up as queen of England.
This book is narrated by Warwick’s younger daughter, Anne. Through all the twists and turns, it seems as if Warwick’s scheming was for naught. However, Anne took control of her own destiny and married Richard, the Duke of Gloucester and youngest brother of King Edward IV. When Richard ascended the throne, Anne did indeed become Queen of England.
The Kingmaker’s Daughter is a typical Philippa Gregory book. As with the others that I have read. I was not enamored with the writing or the repetitive plot. Nonetheless, I did find the book to be informative about the Nevilles, people about whom I knew very little.