How are you faring in reading at the beginning of this week? Are you starting a new book of finishing one up?
I was hoping to get The Warded Man done today, but with not feeling well it hasn't happened. I am hoping to feel better soon here. I am tired of not feeling well. This has been the worst for colds for me lately.
As for my Wishlist... I have added 5 more books to this growing list.
Books I received this week...
So, now to you... How are you faring this week so far? Does it look like a good reading week for you?
England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years, and marry Anne Boleyn. The pope and most of Europe opposes him. The quest for the king’s freedom destroys his adviser, the brilliant Cardinal Wolsey, and leaves a power vacuum.
Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell. Cromwell is a wholly original man, a charmer and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, astute in reading people and a demon of energy: he is also a consummate politician, hardened by his personal losses, implacable in his ambition. But Henry is volatile: one day tender, one day murderous. Cromwell helps him break the opposition, but what will be the price of his triumph?
In inimitable style, Hilary Mantel presents a picture of a half-made society on the cusp of change, where individuals fight or embrace their fate with passion and courage. With a vast array of characters, overflowing with incident, the novel re-creates an era when the personal and political are separated by a hairbreadth, where success brings unlimited power but a single failure means death.
Here is to hoping you have a great week in words and pages.