My Lady Jane
The comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey. In My Lady Jane, coauthors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows have created a one-of-a-kind fantasy in the tradition of The Princess Bride, featuring a reluctant king, an even more reluctant queen, a noble... show more
The comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey. In My Lady Jane, coauthors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows have created a one-of-a-kind fantasy in the tradition of The Princess Bride, featuring a reluctant king, an even more reluctant queen, a noble steed, and only a passing resemblance to actual history—because sometimes history needs a little help.
At sixteen, Lady Jane Grey is about to be married off to a stranger and caught up in a conspiracy to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But those trifling problems aren’t for Jane to worry about. Jane gets to be Queen of England.
Like that could go wrong
Publish date: 2016-06-07
Pages no: 512
Edition language: English
If you’ve ever wondered what it might have been like if William Goldman of The Princess Bride fame had written and directed some sort of Ladyhawke/The Tudors mashup for a YA audience, get yourself a copy of this book. It’s a bit of silly revisionist history featuring Tudor England with shapeshifters...
This was a good old-fashioned Alt History with romance and loads of snarky quips. Silliness and an effervescent reimagining of some real life Tudor tragedies ensues and a good time is had by some. On a personal note, I really enjoyed Jane! I loved her obsession with all things biblio, surely a love ...
According to history, when King Edward VI, Henry VIII's son died young and childless, certain noblemen who wanted to make sure a ruler of the Protestant faith ruled the country put his young cousin Lady Jane Gray on the throne. She ruled for nine days, before Mary Tudor arrived with her armies, remo...
"No horse jokes," he said. "My Lord, I apologise for the horse joke. If you put down the book-unharmed!-I will give you a carrot." He brandished the book at her. "Was that a horse joke?" "Neigh." This book is by far one of the funniest (if not THE funniest) book I have read this year. Usually,...
Here is where I'm sure a lot of people will unfollow me, but I have read over 300 pages of this mess and I have yet to say "this is everything it was hyped to be". Spoilers ahead. Jane was endearing at first. Her love of books was sweet. But like I have stated preciously, funny books never seem fu...