My Lady Viper is E. Knight’s latest novel and it is fantastic! I’ve read a couple of the author’s historical/erotic romances earlier this year but this is her first historical novel and it is impressive. My Lady Viper takes place during the Tudor era and instead of being about the same old characters (which I still love) it brings to the forefront a lesser talked about character and that is Anne Seymour. This novel is enthralling from beginning to end and brings alive a Tudor court full of intrigue, politics, parties, plenty of drama, and even a little romance.
Anne Seymour is sister-in-law and lady in waiting to Jane Seymour who was one of Henry VIII’s wives. Anne is determined that Jane nor her husband Edward’s family or herself for that matter will fall to the same fate as Anne Boleyn and she will go to any lengths to make it so. Anne also knows how important it is that Jane give the Henry a son or they will all fall right along with Queen Jane. Anne makes alliances at every turn and is most definitely a woman to be reckoned with. In turn this earns her the reputation of being devious, manipulative, and a viper of a woman. Yet taking into account the times I think a woman had to do anything in her power to keep herself and her family safe and especially in King Henry’s court. One wrong word, look, or move could cause a family who is at the height of power to fall to the very bottom of the pit. Nobody was ever safe and Anne knew this.
I really enjoyed this book and loved learning about Anne Seymour who I knew nothing about before. Also enjoyable was reading more about Jane Seymour. So many novels focus on the other wives but there doesn’t seem to be many about Jane. She seemed to me to be too sweet to survive for long in a court full of treachery. I liked Anne though and yes she was a viper but her goal was always to protect her family and their position at court or even more so to elevate it and even while manipulating everything around her she felt bad for being the cause of ruin for some. I found her to be a very interesting woman and one whose life I became fully embroiled in while reading this book.
For lovers of Tudor fiction My Lady Viper is fresh, exciting, and oh so captivating! This is one I highly recommend!
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