Title: Raven Queen
Author: Pauline Francis
Genre: Historical Novel, Young Adult
Publisher: Usborne (12th February 2007)
Source: Local library
I have lived the life of a princess since the day I was born. But it did not bring me what I wanted. I am still trapped.
My beloved Ned speaks of love, freedom, a future. To walk with him in the forest, our raven soaring above us, is my only joy. But my father plans that I shall be betrothed to the King and I am afraid. Queens of England have a habit of dying. I have no desire to take the throne, no wish to find myself in the Tower of London.
Wife, Queen – I fear it will bring me to my knees.
Raven Queen weaves a mesmerising take of love and tragedy based on the life of Lady Jane Grey, all too often remembered as just a line in a history book.
Rating: ** (2 stars)
Raven Queen tells the story of Lady Jane Grey. Francis fictionalised the story in the book, and adds her own characters.