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Critical Praise

"Gregory puts readers at the scene with visceral details."

—Kirkus Reviews

"Gregory does her usual excellent job of ratcheting up the intrigue and suspense as another intelligent and strong-willed heroine fights for her life and her legacy."


"Who’s ever heard of Kateryn Parr? Henry VIII’s sixth wife was smart, independent --- and managed to outlive him. In historical-fiction-queen Gregory’s latest, she’s unforgettable."

—People Magazine

"Full of vivid details and fraught with the constant tension of a court run by a madman, this novel will appeal most to historical fiction readers and those who enjoyed WOLF HALL…. Gregory beautifully builds the suspense."

—Library Journal