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Life in the court of King Henry VIII is a complex game. When fifteen-year-old Catherine Howard catches the king?s eye, she quickly transforms from pawn to queen. But even luxury beyond imagination loses its luster as young Catherine finds her life?and her heart?threatened by the needs of an aging king and a family hungry for power. Will their agendas deliver Catherine to the same fate as her infamous cousin, Anne Boleyn?sacrificed at the altar of family ambition?

Engaging historical fiction with a throbbing YA heartbeat, this thrilling novel will draw readers into the intrigues and dangers of the Tudor court.

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"Libby's lush historical novel chronicles the intense period during which 15-year-old Catherine Howard became Henry VIII's fifth wife. Starting when the king disposed of his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, by annulment, and taking readers through the moment of Catherine's death for treason against the king, the story captures her powerlessness, despite her title. 'You are little more than flesh and blood,' her grandmother, the duchess of Norfolk, tells her. 'You are the vessel by which the Howards lay claim to the greatest power we can wield.' Catherine feels intense pressure to be the king's 'rose without a thorn' and produce an heir, but she struggles under the weight of her own past and the machinations of her family: deceiving the king about her virginity, suppressing her love for one of the king's courtiers, Thomas, and contending with the arrival of a former lover and friends seeking positions in her court. The gripping story crackles with the anxiety of the young queen — her lack of control over her own life and desires will resonate most with readers. Ages 14 — up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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When 15-year-old Catherine Howard catches the eye of King Henry VIII, she quickly transforms from pawn to queen. But even luxury beyond imagination loses its luster as young Catherine finds her life--and her heart--threatened by the needs of an aging king and a family hungry for power.

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Alisa M. Libby lives outside of Boston, Massachusetts.

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emmejo, August 6, 2009 (view all comments by emmejo)
This novel is based on the true story of Catherine Howard, King Henry VIII's fifth wife and second to be beheaded. It follows Catherine from when she first catches the king's eye until the day of her death.

When she first arrives at court Catherine is unprepared for the amount of pomp and excitement. She does exactly as her grandmother, the Duchess of Norfolk tells her to, even when it goes against her judgement. She works as a lady in waiting for Henry's current queen, Anne. However before long Henry's eyes wander to the young girl instead of his queen. He divorces Anne and marries Catherine. Catherine must abandon her past lovers and friends, instead becoming the woman the king wants.

I enjoyed this book very much, but was occasionally confused by the names, ties, friendships and relations. I had some trouble keeping track of who was who's friend and the relationships between different characters. Although I though the writing was very beautiful and the characters well written, I often had to re-read a few pages in order to fully "get" what was happening. This rather annoyed me and certainly slowed me down while reading.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780525479703
Author:
Libby, Alisa
Publisher:
Dutton Books
Author:
Libby, Alisa M.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Kings, queens, rulers, etc.
Subject:
Biographical - European
Subject:
Family - Marriage & Divorce
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Henry
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 9 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.62x5.86x1.05 in. .90 lbs.
Age Level:
14-14

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Libby's lush historical novel chronicles the intense period during which 15-year-old Catherine Howard became Henry VIII's fifth wife. Starting when the king disposed of his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, by annulment, and taking readers through the moment of Catherine's death for treason against the king, the story captures her powerlessness, despite her title. 'You are little more than flesh and blood,' her grandmother, the duchess of Norfolk, tells her. 'You are the vessel by which the Howards lay claim to the greatest power we can wield.' Catherine feels intense pressure to be the king's 'rose without a thorn' and produce an heir, but she struggles under the weight of her own past and the machinations of her family: deceiving the king about her virginity, suppressing her love for one of the king's courtiers, Thomas, and contending with the arrival of a former lover and friends seeking positions in her court. The gripping story crackles with the anxiety of the young queen — her lack of control over her own life and desires will resonate most with readers. Ages 14 — up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , When 15-year-old Catherine Howard catches the eye of King Henry VIII, she quickly transforms from pawn to queen. But even luxury beyond imagination loses its luster as young Catherine finds her life--and her heart--threatened by the needs of an aging king and a family hungry for power.
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