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Book Review of Virgin: Prelude to the Throne

Virgin: Prelude to the Throne
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Helpful Score: 7

At first this was a little bit like reading a history lesson, but as the story progressed the plot picked up quite a bit. There's a definite young adult quality in that the good guys are good and the bad guys are bad, with very little ambiguity or question. I was really into it by the end, and a lot of what was going on was new to me. Maxwell's got a point - how is it that this whole time period in the life of one of history's most famous queens is never mentioned? That's very strange, especially considering how much it may have influenced some of her later decisions in life, such as never marrying.

I was glad there was a brief afterward by the author discussing how much of the story was solidly based on history, and how much was artistic license.

Overall, good story, and I learned a few things too!