The King's Daughter

The King s Daughter Upon the death of her father Henry VIII Queen Mary assumes the throne after a long exile Her first order of business is to wed the devout Prince Philip of Spain creating a powerful alliance that wi

  • Title: The King's Daughter
  • Author: Barbara Kyle
  • ISBN: 9780758262561
  • Page: 361
  • Format: ebook
  • Upon the death of her father, Henry VIII, Queen Mary assumes the throne after a long exile Her first order of business is to wed the devout Prince Philip of Spain, creating a powerful alliance that will transform Mary s fanatical dream of ridding England of Protestantism into terrifying reality And so begins the reign of Bloody Mary.Even as she plans for her own nuptUpon the death of her father, Henry VIII, Queen Mary assumes the throne after a long exile Her first order of business is to wed the devout Prince Philip of Spain, creating a powerful alliance that will transform Mary s fanatical dream of ridding England of Protestantism into terrifying reality And so begins the reign of Bloody Mary.Even as she plans for her own nuptials, Isabel Thornleigh is helping to lay the groundwork to overthrow Mary and bring Elizabeth to power But none of the secrets Isabel has discovered compares to the truths hidden in her own family With her beloved father imprisoned by Queen Mary, only Carlos Valverde a Spanish soldier of fortune can help Isabel Now with England s future at stake, Isabel risks all to change the course of history.Praise for The Queen s Lady Swiftly draws you into the tumult of Renaissance England.a big, fast paced novel that won t let you down I loved it Diane Haeger Weaves a fast paced plot through some of the most harrowing years of English history Judith Merkle Riley Excellent, exciting, compellingly readable Ellen Jones

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    1. Upon the death of her father, Henry VIII, Queen Mary assumes the throne after a long exile. - book blurb, The King's DaughterExcept that Mary did NOT assume the throne upon the death of her father, Henry VIII. She succeeded her brother Edward VI.

    2. A richly atmospheric historical novel hypothesizing the claim of one Arthur Dudley, and the premise that his claim to be a son of Elizabeth I and her paramour Robert Dudley was true.We are certain that Elizabeth II, a vital woman with a strong appetite for things physical like dancing, riding and hunting was no virgin!And we can be sure that her great love relationship with Robert Dudley had a physical side.Could her relationship have led to the birth of a child, whose pregnancy she hid on one o [...]

    3. I tried to continue with this book. Really, I did. I finally gave up waiting for it to turn and grab my attention, but alas, it did not. In addition, the lead character comes off dim-whitted and acts contrary to her supposed "intelligence" that we are led to believe she has in the first two chapters. It is a very dark book, but plot wise, rather mediocre and uninteresting (at least not enough to keep me reading).Like some others who have commented, with a title like "the King's Daughter" you wou [...]

    4. As the author of THE KING'S DAUGHTER I loved writing this sequel to THE QUEEN'S LADY, continuing the adventures of the Thornleigh family into the reign of Henry VIII's daughter, Queen Mary. Isabel Thornleigh, Honor Larke's daughter, is this story's heroine as she dangerously commits herself to two missions: helping Wyatt's rebellion to overthrow the queen, and rescuing her father from prison. If you enjoy historical adventure enriched by a deeply felt love story, look for THE KING'S DAUGHTER.

    5. Warning: book contains a rape scene that would make G. R. R. Martin sit up and say “Damn, that’s cold.”The plot at least gets more engaging after that point, but the main character keeps making the same mistakes over and over, which is just exasperating at about the 10th time she gets scammed.

    6. I quit reading due to a HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE, SMUTTY, Rated X scene. Do not read if you don't want to feel polluted! BLEH!

    7. I thought this was mediocre historical fiction. I managed to finish it, but I can't say I really enjoyed it.

    8. I really enjoy historical fiction when it's combined with a happily-ever-after romance, which is the case with The King's Daughter. Though you'll be able to follow the action in this book without having read the first book in the Thornleigh series (which features the romance between Honor and Richard), it's wise to read them in order since the intrigue in this book follows from the actions of the principals in the the first, The Queen's Lady.The King's Daughter is set in the 1550s, about twenty [...]

    9. Hmmm. I enjoyed the non-historical parts, I must say. Some of the sections that were supposedly based on history had me gritting my teeth at times though. I thought the author did a good job at bringing the horrendous states of English prisons alive to the reader. Some historical facts that are extremely easy to find out she got wrong though. They were small things, but detracted from the book for me. For example, a number of times Kyle refers to the Duke of Suffolk and his sons. that particular [...]

    10. Honor re-appears briefly as the mother of a grown daughter, Isabelle. Soon the story shifts to the POV of Isabelle as she is drawn into a web of intrigue over Wyatt's rebellion against Queen Mary I. Isabelle, unlike her steadfast mother is torn by conflicting loyalties. She is often wrong in her choice of who to trust and doesn't even know who she loves until the very end. The characters whom she comes in conflict with know exactly what they want and will stop at nothing to get it. Only, Carlos, [...]

    11. The description of this book leads one to believe that it's going to be about Queen Mary. In fact the first chapter also leads you to believe this. The title would also make you think the book could possibly be about Queen Mary. But no, Queen Mary is not the main focus of this book. The story takes place during her reign and is about an uprising to overthrow her, but this is not about Queen Mary. This is about a young woman named Isabel Thornleigh and her quest to find her father who has been th [...]

    12. This was a fun read, although it centered mostly on Isabel, and not Queen Mary like the title suggests. Most historical fiction is about royalty, or at least wealthy people, and while Isabel's family isn't poor, they aren't part of the royal circle, which made this story different from other historical fiction I've read.There was a lot of adventure and intrigue. Isabel wasn't always the brightest person, she's very naive and sheltered, which led to some really stupid decisions on her part. But, [...]

    13. OK, so I was in the mood for some trashy romance but was hoping for a bit more story than the typical so I picked this up.Can I say most disappointing romance ever. There was one REALY graphic rape scene and a bit of fooling around but the main characters never really got it on themselves.Eh, next time I"m in the mood for "romance novels" i'll get a trashy harlequin at least i'll read nookie.I mean, I can deal with "tame" if it's a good story. And well, this one had the most contrived story ever [...]

    14. The book was ok, but not stellar. Title was very misleading as Queen Mary (Bloody Mary) was not really a central character. While her pending marriage to Spanish Philip was the catalyst for much of the action in the book, she, in my opinion, was a minor part of the book. Perhaps I might have been happier with it had I not kept waiting for the revelation as to why this title.

    15. This is the continuing saga of the Thornleighs The story starts after King Henry has died and the country has decided that the next ruler need be a blood relative of the king. That means that Mary, daughter of the King and Queen Catherine, has become the ruler. She insists that the country go back to being Catholic and starts killing the Protestants. There is a rebellion. And Honor, Richard and daughter Isabel get caught up in it.This is a well written book though long and sometimes tedious to r [...]

    16. Intrigue, drama, romance and betrayal set in 16th century England. What more could any reader want? The writing was rich, but not dense. Every single character was believable and the depictions of real life characters blended with their fictional counterparts seamlessly. My only quibble was that it was a bit long. Personally, I don't recommend it unless you have the time and patience to devote to a book of this length.

    17. This is the 2nd book in this series. It started a little slow for me as the first book did, but the story picked up a few chapters in. I enjoyed reading this one. It was hard to believe that the whole book took place in just a week or so. I am looking forward to continuing this series.

    18. I'm a huge fan of historical fiction, especially when it involves English monarchs but I found myself rolling my eyes at the main character's continued naivety. Not to mention the end was very predictable. I'm not a fan of the happily ever after ending

    19. I thought this book was very good. The ending brought tears to my eyes. But, then, I am an incurable romantic.

    20. I have said it before and I will say it again, needs half stars! I don't really want to give this book three stars but finishing a nearly 500 page book means it was better than two stars. This book is the second of the novels featuring the Thornleigh family. I wasn't head over heels in love with the first novel, but I didn't hate it either. I felt it was a good place to start a series. The second book let me down, big time. Maybe it was because this novel takes place 20 years after the first. M [...]

    21. A filha do Rei Henrique VIII, Maria, é a nova ocupante do trono de Inglaterra e a sua principal missão é recuperar a influência da igreja católica que o falecido pai enfraqueceu durante os seus últimos anos de reinado.A seu lado, a Rainha tem um grupo de aliados dispostos a agradar a soberana até às últimas consequências, mas, a cada dia que passa, a força dos rebeldes, encabeçados por sir Thomas Wyatt, ganha mais apoios ameaçando destronar a rainha sangrenta.Entre os que a apoiam, [...]

    22. Depois da agradável surpresa que foi A Aia da Rainha, a curiosidade por ler o volume seguinte da série era mais que muita. O título deste livro apontava para um enfoque na rainha Maria I, mas, tal como o título do volume anterior, acaba por induzir o leitor em erro. De facto, a história gira em torno de Isabel Tornleigh, filha dos protagonistas de A Aia da Rainha, e tem como pano de fundo o período conturbado de rebeliões durante o reinado de Maria I de Inglaterra e da luta desta contra o [...]

    23. To be fair, the writing of this book is not terrible, which is why I felt that I couldn't give it less than two stars (although I wanted to give it only one, for reasons of taste). In fact, given some of the subject matter, I might have preferred it if the writing was far worse and less effectively descriptive than it was. Far and away the most egregious fault - noted by other reviewers - is that the title is terribly misleading. It gives one to believe that the subject is a king's daughter, in [...]

    24. This book was published in 1995, and weighs in at 480 pages. At some point the title was " A Dangerous Devotion". The new title- The King's Daughter" is very misleading, and I think the reviews for this book are mixed as a result.Isabel Thornleigh's parents have secrets in their past they keep from their daughter. She's lead a charmed life, until Mary is crowned queen and makes the announcement that she plans to marry the Price of Spain. An uprising develops in which Isabel's fiance, Martin is t [...]

    25. Mais uma vez Barbara Kyle não desilude, pelo contrário, continua a deslumbrar-nos com paisagens de Inverno lindissimas que nos encantam e nos envolvem à medida que vamos lendo o desenvolvimento dos acontecimentos.Tal como previa, muitas das minhas dúvidas finais no A Aia da Rainha vão sendo respondidas, principalmente nos primeiros capítulos.Pela sinopse pensei que Isabel Thornleigh iria ser a personagem principal, mas a escritora mostra-nos antes várias personagens mais desenvolvidas e p [...]

    26. With a title of "The King's Daughter" and a synopsis that states this novel is set in the reign of Mary Tudor, I of course expected the novel to be predominately about Mary herself. This was not at all the case. The novel's protagonist is in fact a fictional character named Isabel Thornleigh; a girl who is loyal to the rebel cause that initiated the Wyatt rebellion of 1554. She finds herself battling to save her father's life from an eneny who has the ear of the Queen herself. Aiding Isabel in h [...]

    27. After being only lukewarm toward the previous novel in the series, The Queen's Lady, it's a surprise that I even bothered to pick up this book in the first place. Basically, I just saw it on the clearance rack at Half Price Books during their 20 percent off everything sale and figured why not? I could do with a cheap historical fiction novel about the Tudor era. After being constantly pestered by about the upcoming novel in the series, I thought it was time to decide once and for all if this wa [...]

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