THE SERPENT'S TALE, by Ariana Franklin
Her investigation is curtailed by the arrival of the queen, just escaped from her French prison, and prepared to fight her husband on behalf of her son. As one of the cruelest winters in Britain's history increases its grip, Adelia and the queen and their entourages are captive in a remote nunnery, where a subtle and skilful murderer awaits. It's a 5, a gripping series that rewards with not only accurate (mostly) historical portrayals but deeply-drawn fictional characters enmeshed in the machinations of ruthlessly ambitious nobility.
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