The Sunne in Splendour

The Sunne in Splendour

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The Sunne in Splendour: A Novel of Richard III is a historical fiction novel for young adult written by Sharon Kay Penman. It was first released in January 2008. It is about the controversial monarch and his alleged murder of his royal nephews.

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  • Shirley Bradley
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "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."
  • Humberto Madrigal
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "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"
  • Brandon Myers
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "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. "
  • Peter Robinson
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "The Sunne in Splendour is a great book which I find similar to The Other Boleyn Girl which I also enjoyed. It is a dark story about how the monarch allegedly murdered his royal nephews. Highly recommended to anyone who is a fan of historical fiction! "
  • Robert Fernandez
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "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."
    Kyle Harvey
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This book came recommended to me and it did not disappoint. I read Here by Dragons and this was related and I look forward to reading more by this author."
  • Gloria Myers
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "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!"
    Randy Lucas
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This medieval book is a good fiction read. It has some topics that are a bit out of the ordinary involving monarchs."
  • Michael Baker
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This is a book about my history, which is why I picked it up. Obviously it's fiction, which is why the author is able to take some "imaginative" leaps. Overall, I would take the story with a grain of salt, but it's a fun entrance to this period in history."
  • Ishan Jindal
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "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."
    Rubén Rocha
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "Not into these type of books but I couldn't put it down. Very deep story and love the detailed aspects of the book. Highly recommended."
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