The third book in Philippa Gregory’s “Tudor” series
Round 3 and 4 for that crazy Henry VIII! The author paints an intimate picture of Anne of Cleves, Henry's third wife, and Katherine Howard, his fourth wife, by writing the novel as a first-person narrative of the three main characters. The third character, Jane Rochford Boleyn, the sister-in-law of Anne Boleyn, adds her own self-serving and twisted voice to this tale as a trusted friend to both Anne of Cleves and Katherine Howard, playing each woman to her own advantage, gambling that she will be on the winning side at the end of the game. In the court of Henry VIII, all players jockeyed for power and wealth, using deceit and betrayal to gain the upper hand, never knowing when the table could turn on them, sending them to the Tower.