Roman iz serijala Rodbinski ratovi„U romanu Ledi Rivers Filipa Gregori iskazuje strast i umeće zbog kojih je s pravom smatraju kraljicom engleskih istorijskih romana“ Publishers WeeklyLedi Rivers priča bogata strastima i legendama govori o Žaketi vojvotkinji od Bedforda ženi koja je krstarila pogibeljnim putevima između borbenih linija Ratova ružaVojvoda od Bedforda engleski namesnik Francuske za kog se udala uvodi Žaketu u tajanstveni svet učenosti i alhemije Njen jedini prijatelj u raskošnom vojvodinom domaćinstvu jeste njegov štitonoša Ričard Vudvil koji ostaje uz Žaketu kada posle vojvodine smrti ostane udovica bogata i mlada Njih dvoje postaju ljubavnici i tajno se venčaju vraćajući se u Englesku da služe na dvoru mladog kralja Henrija VI tamo će se Žaketa zbližiti s njegovom novom kraljicom i postati joj odana prijateljicaVudvilovi uskoro sebi obezbeđuju mesto u samom srcu lankasterskog dvora mada Žaketa oseća rastuću napetost žitelja Engleske i opasnost koja preti od kraljevskih jorških suparnika Dok se bori za svog kralja i kraljicu Žaketa naslućuje neočekivanu i neverovatnu budućnost svoje kćeri Elizabete sudbinski preokret englesku krunu i belu ružu Jorka„Ova uzbudljiva priča odlikuje se istom intimnom imaginacijom klasika Filipe Gregori kao što je Druga Bolenova kći To je priča o ljubavi moći i ljudskim slabostima“ USATodaycom


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    “Any woman who dares to make her own destiny will always put herself in danger” This was my first Philippa Gregory novel and my first historical novel this year Although I tried to read Outlander But I put it aside after 200 pages because it was sexist I fully enjoyed this book and am super intrigued to continue this series The British Royals and their history always sparked an interest in me and while this novel satisfied me 100% it also made my hunger even bigger Since my knowledge of British or basically any history is basically nonexistent historical books always manage to captivate me Since the events are real and Google knows everything it's a challenge not to look everything up right awayPhilippa Gregory's writing is fantastic romantic and wise There are so many beautiful quotes in this book Since it's an adult historical novel in English it took me a while longer to read than your typical YA story but I still loved it lotsI also love the portrayal of the main character and any other woman in this book Yes it's the 15th century and women had no rights whatsoever But while keeping everything historically accurate the author still managed to write a powerful independent and intelligent woman Jacquetta was aware that as a woman between many power hungry men she needed to tread carefully but she never lost her dignity Not like some other female main character who jumped back in time and let her husband hit her just to forgive him a second later And that was supposedly 300 years after Jacquetta lived Never again tell me historical accuracy needs women to be disrespectedThe never ending power game the back and forth between running and ruling are somewhat tiring but that isn't Philippa Gregory's fault These royals are incredibly stubborn and often too stupid to rule a countryWhat frightens me is the sheer size of this series I doubt that I will finish it in the next few years but I will continue it for sureFind of my books on Instagram