Funny, without even looking at the review (and we'd never heard of this book before), we immediately knew based on the title alone that this book had to be about Mary Tudor, daughter of King Henry VIII.
Upon closer inspection, sure enough, we were right.
Does this mean we are reading too much historical fiction when we can figure out the subject just by an elusive title?
Decide for yourself....how many can you guess based on the following titles? (No fair Googling!)
- The Fifth Queen
- The Last Queen
- The Conqueror
- The Last Empress
- Devil's Brood
- The Sixth Wife
- The Heretic Queen
- Royal Road to Fotheringhay
- Young Bess
- The Heart of a Queen
If you can guess the subject of these novels based on the title alone, you are a world-class historical fiction junkie.
If you know the subject of these novels because you've already read the book, well then, it might be time to do some branching out with new genres. :)