Thursday, April 7, 2011

Book Review: The Queen's Bastard by C.E. Murphy

I thought this book was going to be a fun spy novel in the middle ages. I didn't get anything like that at all. At first it seems like the story is taking place in a made of fantasy world and then about a third of the way into the book it becomes clear that the story is about Queen Elizabeth of England and the names of people and country's have just been changed.

The main character is the bastard daughter of fake Elizabeth. She really sucks as a spy in most respects. She just sleeps around which really is not spying at all. The story takes forever and there is very little tension. In fact the story takes a really odd turn when the girl figures out that she can use magic and then starts basically torturing friends with it just to see how fat she can go. It threw off most of the book.

I kept reading because I was waiting for something interesting to happen and it never really did. I was rather bored by the story and everything. This was just not really worth the effort.

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