By Reay Tannahill
In Fatal Majesty, significantly acclaimed novelist Reay Tannahill immerses readers within the tragedy of Mary, Queen of Scots-but this isn't a traditional retelling of a desirable but common tale.
Eighteen-year-old Mary returns from the subtle French court docket to assert her throne in chilly, backward Scotland. a dark reception proves least one of the na?ve younger monarch's demanding situations: her arrival offers the chance for smoldering vendettas to blow up and for difficult conspiracies to shape after which unravel-intrigue besets her on each part. Mary's self-righteous brother, James, seeks to rule in her position; her significant Secretary of kingdom, Lethington, dedicates his energies to putting the Stuarts at the throne of britain; and her cousin, Elizabeth I, marvelous and unscrupulous, fears Mary as a danger to her crown and to her life.
Mingling a poet's ardour with an historian's perception, Tannahill chronicles an period of simple violence, determined motion, and grand conspiracy. In Fatal Majesty, masterful characterization combines with lightning speed and vintage plotting to carry a sad romantic saga with the entire complexity of an incredible political thriller.
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Fatal Majesty: A Novel of Mary Queen of Scots by Reay Tannahill