VIII

VIII Destined For Greatness Tormented By Demons.VIII Is The Story Of Hal A Young, Handsome, Gifted Warrior, Who Believes He Has Been Chosen To Lead His People But He Is Plagued By The Ghosts Of His Family S Violent Past And Once He Rises To Power, He Turns To Murder And Rapacious Cruelty He Is Henry VIII H.M Castor Does For Henry What Hilary Mantel Did For Thomas Cromwell VIII Is Wolf Hall For The Teen And Cross Over Market. If I had to think of how to sell this book I would describe it as being along the lines of the Tudor TV series but toned down to besuitable for a YA audience I enjoyed every page and thought it was a prime example of how YA historical fiction should be written.I do get quite a bee in my bonnet whe it comes to YA historical fiction I get sent a lot of it for review because I am a history teacher and I have found of late that some of the stuff out there is just too weighty and too boring t If I had to think of how to sell this book I would describe it as being along the lines of the Tudor TV series but toned down to besuitable for a YA audience I enjoyed every page and thought it was a prime example of how YA historical fiction should be written.I do get quite a bee in my bonnet whe it comes to YA historical fiction I get sent a lot of it for review because I am a history teacher and I have found of late that some of the stuff out there is just too weighty and too boring to engage youngsters especially things written about historical events pre 19th century What I loved about VIII is that it the author seems to know the age range she is writing for which always helps and uses story telling in an engaging and effective manner to put across historical events in a way which would be entertaining for teens.The first thing
I m still half asleep when I feel strong hands grabbing me. We all know the story of Henry VIII, the man who left a string of ruined women in his wake in his quest for a son, the huge man staring out from the famous portrait, the man who caused Britain to be torn apart in religious conflict to divorce his wife But at one point, that man was a boy A boy who was never supposed to be king, a boy who only wanted to be a knight, a boy who loved his mother What happened to that boy to turn him int I m still half asleep when I feel strong hands grabbing me. We all know the story of Henry VIII, the man who left a string of ruined women in his wake in
I don t use star ratings, so please read my review Description nicked from BN.com Hal is a young man of extraordinary talents, astonishing warrior skills, sharp intelligence, and a fierce sense of honor and virtue He believes he is destined for greatness His father wishes he would disappear Haunted by the ghosts of his family s violent past, Hal embarks on a journey that leads him to absolute power and brings him face to face with his demons I have an odd fascination with British his I don t use star ratings, so please read my review Description nicked from BN.com Hal is a young man of extraordinary talents, astonishing warrior skills, sharp intelligence, and a fierce sense of honor and virtue He believes he is destined for greatness His father wishes he would disappea
Castor takes the currently popular theory that Henry VIII was insane and runs with it to tell Henry s whole life for Henry s own POV.What is here is good put overall it feels as though it is missing some pieces The story skips over a few significant parts of his story in order to cram all 55 crazy years in there On the one hand, it makes sense towards the end as he really starts to go over the deep end, but on the other hand, it feels rushed and again, like parts were left out.What was good Castor takes the currently popular theory tha
I got this book free at ALA Midwinter.I have to say that I whipsawed back and forth and back again with this book When I first picked it up I was giddy, elated, crazy to have it in my hand I m a bit of a Tudor fan, you see, and this sounded so wonderful I could hardly wait to get home and crack it open Then I started it and it was first person Present tense Really Ack I m going to hate this book, I think But there was Elizabeth of York And that precious boy, talking in a voice that I got this book free at ALA Midwinter.I have to say that I whipsawed back and forth and back again with this book When I first picked it up I was giddy, elated, crazy to have it in my hand I m a bit of a Tudor fan, you see, and this sounded so wonderful I could hardly wait to get home and crack it open Then I started it and it was first person Present tense Really Ack I m going to hate this book, I think But there was Elizabeth
I wandered into Big W tonight, with 20 minutes to find a book After wading through the miles of wasted paper in their book section, I came up with this Dear Big W,YA fiction does not automatically mean paranormal romance.Sincerely,I want to read something GOOD.Finally I found VIII which, I ve now figured out, is the number 8 I picked it up, read the blurb, flicked open a few pages and decided to buy it.I m glad I did I really enjoyed this book I finished this in a few hours, accompanied I wandered into Big W tonight, with 20 minutes to find a book After wading through the miles of wasted paper in their book section, I came up with this Dear Big W,YA fiction does not automatically mean paranormal romance.Sincerely,I want to read something GOOD.Finally I found VIII which, I ve now figured out, is the number 8 I picked it up, read the blurb, flicked open a few pages and decided to buy it.I m glad I did I really enjoyed this book I finished this in a few hours, accompanied by a beer and chinese food VIII follows the story of Henry VIII, and documents his decent into madness The story begins with him as a small child, and the author managed to convey the voice of a child through first person, which I always feel is an achievement.From there, we follow him through adult hood, and the changes he has to grow accustomed to I won t give too much away, but you really do feel as though you re right there with him.Meticulously researched and well written, I recommend this b
I guess a lot of readers are fascinated by the Tudor family, myself included This is a great way to get an insider view of the dramatic sixteenth century in England, when one man s megalomania changed history Castor starts with Henry in his youth, when he was a handsome, skilled warrior, frustrated in his role as the second son Henry believes fervently that he is destined to rule as one of England s greatest kings At seventeen years old, he gets his chance.The focus on his youth, filled with I guess a lot of readers are fascinated by the Tudor family, myself included This is a great way to get an insider view of the dramatic sixteenth century in England, when one man s megalomania changed history Castor starts with Henry in his youth, when he wa
I thoroughly enjoyed this book,not only for the wonderfully woven story but also for all it taught me of a period of history that I love The story was so accessible and the characters so well drawn The visions Henry kept seeing
Young Hal is the spare son, unnoticed, unloved and unnecessary beside his elder brother Arthur, who will someday be the king Yet Hal is robust and charismatic, charming people and attracting attention wherever he goes When as a young boy, he hears a prophecy that states York will be King, he is certain he has found his destiny So begins H.M Castor s tale of Henry VIII from his innocent boyhood through his rise to power and his passion for two things an Empire and sons Through intensive res Young Hal is the spare son, unnoticed, unloved and unnecessary beside his elder brother Arthur, who will someday be the king Yet Hal is robust and charismatic, charming people and attracting attention wherever he goes When as a young boy, he hears a prophecy that states York will be King, he is certain he has found his destiny So begins H.M Castor s tale of Henry VIII from his innocent boyhood through his rise to power and his passion for two things an Empire and sons Through intensive research a
I will also do a video review here at my channel VIII by H.M Castor tells the story of a young boy named Hal who is haunted by the ghosts of his family s violent past Though his older brother is next in line to become king, Hal is planning his own course to restore the glory of England And he is destined to become one of England s most notorious kings King Henry VIII.Not many authors of historical fiction focus on Henry VIII Most authors focus on the s I will also do a video review here at my channel VIII by H.M Castor tells the story of a young boy named Hal who is haunted by the ghosts of his family s violent past Though his older brother is next in line to become king, Hal is planning his own course to restore the glory of England And he is destined to become one of England s most notorious kings King Henry VIII.Not many authors of historical fiction focus on Henry VIII Most authors focus on the six wives or people who surrounded Henry The reason probably is due to the fact that Henry VIII i

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  • Hardcover
  • 432 pages
  • VIII
  • H.M. Castor
  • English
  • 09 August 2018
  • 1442474181