In the present day’s workforce assessment is from Georgia. She blogs right here https://www.georgiarosebooks.com
Georgia has been studying Rizzio by Denise Mina
I’m so glad I picked Rizzio. I knew nothing of the story earlier than studying it so it was all of the extra thrilling, and horrifying. It jogged my memory why I all the time take pleasure in studying historic fiction once I handle to get again to it. I might have hated residing throughout these occasions however at a distance love all of the drama and intrigue of the royal court docket, which on this event is at Holyrood, Edinburgh.
That is the story of the homicide of David Rizzio, shut buddy and private secretary of Mary, Queen of Scots, who additionally occurs to have been the lover of her husband, Lord Darnley. The motion takes place over a weekend in March 1566. Mary is six months pregnant and Darnley needs Rizzio to be killed in entrance of her within the hope she’s going to miscarry. However the homicide is simply the beginning of what’s deliberate as unknown to Mary conspiracy and betrayal brings a military of males creeping into the fort.
Extraordinarily nicely written, the very fact the story is instructed within the current tense brings an immediacy to the textual content. The prose is taut, the learn quick and, as a barely odd statement, the chapter titles are glorious!
I extremely suggest this to everybody who enjoys nicely instructed tales. It’s excellent.
From the multi-award-winning grasp of crime, Denise Mina delivers a radical new tackle one of many darkest episodes in Scottish historical past—the bloody assassination of David Rizzio personal secretary to Mary, Queen of Scots, within the queen’s chambers in Holyrood Palace.
On the night of March ninth, 1566, David Rizzio, the personal secretary of Mary, Queen of Scots, was brutally murdered. Dragged from the chamber of the closely pregnant Mary, Rizzio was stabbed fifty six occasions by a celebration of assassins. This breathtakingly tense novella dramatises the occasions that led as much as that night time, telling the notorious story because it has by no means been instructed earlier than.
A darkish story of intercourse, secrets and techniques and lies, Rizzio appears at a surprising historic homicide via a contemporary lens—and explores the lengths that women and men will go to of their seek for love and energy.
Rizzio is nothing lower than a provocative and thrilling new literary masterpiece.
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