The subtitle for this book is "A Valiant King's Struggle to Save His Country, His Dynasty and His Love."
And valiant he is. The author is setting forth a clearly heroic tale. Interesting times making potentially for a good story ("His Love" has not yet entered the picture).
I am feeling kinda force-fed what a valiant -- if naive -- young man he is. Author doesn't need to try quite so hard as it's distracting me from getting into Richard's character.
Reading for a bookclub here on booklikes; feel free to join in at http://booklikes.com/book-clubs/10/more-historical-than-fiction .