Book Review-Mistress of the Maze: The Legend of Rosamund Clifford-J.P Reedman | Miki's Hope

Book Review-Mistress of the Maze: The Legend of Rosamund Clifford-J.P Reedman

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Whether Henry II really loved Rosamund Clifford or was she just one of the many mistress' he had I kind of wondered about at the end of this engaging novel. No doubt he didn't want to lose her-he gave her jewels and other really amazing gifts.-and although she lived in almost total seclusion-she was allowed many priviledges and was able to convince him to allow her to accompany him on occasion to royal functions. She loved him--I have no doubt about that. Unfortunately he was married to a woman who was jealous and who refused to allow him to divorce her. It was this jealousy which was the ultimate reason a woman who Rosamund had fired to attempt to end her life. Did she succeed? Read this book to find out.

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Rosamund Clifford, one of the most famous royal mistresses of all time—concubine to Henry II, the first Plantagenet King. A young maiden ruled by a grasping father who will stop at nothing to promote his own cause with the King...even using his daughter's beautiful face and enticing body to gain high favour. A fearful girl taken by a mysterious messenger from Godstow nunnery to a Tower surrounded by a grotesque topiary labyrinth, where she must wait for the arrival of the master of the maze—not the Minotaur of ancient Greek myth but the bull-like Plantagenet King Henry. Drawn like a moth to a flame, Rosamund soon grows to love the charismatic King…but when her love is reciprocated, she makes a terrible enemy, Henry’s estranged wife, the powerful Eleanor of Aquitaine. When Henry locks Queen Eleanor in Sarum castle and speaks of annulment, Rosamund thinks she has no more to fear from her rival. But a spurned Queen is a dangerous foe… Novel 57,000 words, from the author of My Fair Lady-Eleanor of Provence and I, Richard Plantagenet

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

Born to a Canadian soldier and English war bride, J.P. grew up in Victoria, British Columbia. but has lived in the U.K. for almost a quarter of a century.

Interests include anthropology, archaeology, folklore, fantasy, the Wars of the Roses era (Richard III in particular), Robin Hood, medieval life in general, Stonehenge and the megalithic culture.

Works include two novels set at the time of Stonehenge, Stone Lord and Moon Lord, and two popular works on Richard III (I, Richard Plantagenet parts 1 and 2) written from his first person point of view. Other works include a dystopian novel My Name is Not Midnight, which takes place in a post-Apocalyptic Canada, and a historical fantasy Sacred King which is about Richard III's 'return' in a Leicester carpark. Many short stories and collections are also available, the subjects ranging from high fantasy and horror to pure historical fiction.

Upcoming projects are a Complete Edition of I, Richard Plantagenet (revised, with new details), a novel on Eleanor Provence, Queen of Henry III, and a mystical version of the Robin Hood legend.

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