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What the community says about The Sunne in Splendour
- "If you are interested in the War of the Roses, I must suggest The Sunne in Splendour. While it is fiction, the characters are so deep and interesting, it could be easily be nonfiction. I really enjoyed the drama and high stakes relationships in this novel, and recommend it to anyone interested in the subject."
- "This is considered one of the books that may have inspired Game of thrones, some people even saying it makes game of thrones look tame in comparison. Because I'm a big fan of George R.R. Martin's books and I love the game of thrones TV show, this book is a great fit especially if you are into the old world style of bloody politics"
- "This is nearly a thousand pages long, but I'm not sure what I would cut. Further, it moves at a surprisingly fast pace. There's murder and intrigue on the highest level, and important historical figures whose human side is fully revealed. This is a feast for anyone interested in the subject. "
- "Sharon Kay Penman is highly respected for her writing, and this look into Richard the Third's life shows why. "The Sunne in Splendour" is perhaps the most highly regarded historical fiction biographical work among fans of the genre, and it is well worth the dedication to read this massive tome. Recommended."
- "This is a popular book, with 583 reviews giving it an impressive 4.7 stars. History can be sterile and boring for young people, but this author has enlivened the era surrounding the reign of Richard III to make it both interesting and informative. A reading of this book would probably be a good idea before these young readers are assigned to plow through Shakespeare's "Richard III". They will finally understand what it was all about!"
- "I love reading fiction books that are based on true historical events. The last few reads I came to find out were not accurate historically. This book on the other hand was. I had a great time reading this. The author did a fabulous job."