Book review: The Tudor Vendetta by C.W. Gortner


The Tudor Vendetta (The Spymaster Chronicles, #3)The Tudor Vendetta by C.W. Gortner

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

I received this book as a digital ARC from the publisher through Net Galley in return for an honest review.

This is the third book of the series “The Spymaster Chronicles”.

Even if I have only read the first book of this series, I was able to follow the plot of the present book.

Brendan Prescott, the queen’s man who was trained by Francis Walsingham, Elizabeth’s spymaster and his beloved Kate, are in charge to find the hiding-place of Lady Parry, her favored lady in waiting.


Seventeenth-century engraving of Queen Elizabeth with William Cecil (left) and Francis Walsingham (right)

Blanche Parry was Elizabeth’s servant since her birth and apparently attended her in the Tower of London before her crowning.


The Tomb of Blanche Parry, Bacton Church. Copyright © Terry Richardson

Even if the Queen suffers an attempt of poisoning, Prescott and Katie travel to Vaughn Hall, a sea-side manor in order to accomplish their mission.

The book is fast-paced and the author always performs an extensive and careful historical research work which keeps the reader’s interest in the narrative.

A true masterpiece for all historical mystery fans.

4* The Secret Lion
5* The Last Queen
5* The Confessions of Catherine de Medici
3* The Tudor Vendetta
TR The Queen’s Vow
TR Mademoiselle Chanel

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