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My Lady Jane - Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Medows

My Lady Jane - Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows, Cynthia Hand

"No horse jokes," he said.

"My Lord, I apologise for the horse joke. If you put down the book-unharmed!-I will give you a carrot."

He brandished the book at her. "Was that a horse joke?"



This book is by far one of the funniest (if not THE funniest) book I have read this year. Usually, I'm not the sort of person that reads books that are known to have quite large  elements of comedy in them, nor do I usually read books that are written in the third person narrative, all I know is that I am so glad I gave this book a shot.


'My Lady Jane' follows three different perspectives, King Edward the VI, Lady Jane Grey, and Gifford whose stories are intertwined from the get-go. If I'm being totally honest I didn't really care that much for Edwards perspective for the most part as I found Gifford and Jane's perspectives to be funnier and more light-hearted in the face of danger, while Edward tended to be whinier and caught up in his own mind. I do, however, understand that he is meant to come across that way as he is, well, the king. 


I was also unsure how this book would go and fit together, being written by three different authors but I personally believe that it went very well. Contrary to my own belief I enjoyed the little author's notes type things in the middle of a paragraph, as it meant they were able to have quirky input as to historical inaccuracies, or just where the story got a little bit off track.


All in all, I would thoroughly recommend this book to those that are lovers of historical fiction (and maybe even people that are just a fan of history with a few twists), and people that need a light-hearted yet serious read to occupy their time.