Hum I am not sure how to approach this weeks discussion but I decided to feature a book that I have noticed that not too many people have read or even heard of. My all time favorite novel by Robin Maxwell "To The Tower Born". The reason I bring this novel to light is I read this quite some time ago (early last year) and to this day I still find myself thinking about it. It was an intriguing story of Elizabeth Woodville, Elizabeth York, and the prince's in the tower. I find that any novel I read set with in this time frame I compare to "The Tower Born" and so far nothing has even come close to beating it in my book.
"The disappearance of the young York princes, Edward and Richard, from the Tower of London in 1483 has been debated for more than five centuries. It has stirred the imaginations of numerous writers from Shakespeare to Josephine Tey and posited the question: Was Richard III the boys' murderer, or was he not?
"In a novel rich in mystery, color, and historical lore, Robin Maxwell offers a new, controversial perspective on this tantalizing enigma. The events are witnessed through the eyes of quick-witted Nell Caxton, only daughter of the first English printer, William Caxton, and Nell's dearest friend, "Bessie," daughter of the King of England, sister to the little princes, and founding ancestress of the Tudor dynasty. With great bravery and heart, the two friends navigate this dark and dangerous medieval landscape in which the king's death sets off a battle among the most scheming, ambitious, and murderous men and women of their age, who will stop at nothing to possess the throne of England."As far as series are concerned I have had my eye on a few. One being Laurien Willig's Carnation Series, and the other The Guenevere novels by Rosalind Miles. I have heard wonderful things about Guenevere but not so much on the carnation series.