25106926I always love Philipa Gregory’s books and Taming of the Queen is no exception. 

Latest in the Tudor Court saga (well, for me at least.  I’m pretty sure she’s published one or two more since this came out) we follow young Kateryn Parr, last wife of King Henry VIII as she tries to navigate court politics and intrigue and an increasingly unstable husband.

Interesting in that I feel there was actual affection and camaraderie between king and queen.  I’m not sure how much is based on history and how much is author’s creative leeway, but it was surprising and refreshing to see.  Seems most of the wives to this point didn’t really care about Henry all that much.  They were either too afraid of him or too interested in the power their position gave them.

I’m not too sure where the saga will go from here.  Henry is now dead, we have already seen the reigns of his daughters Mary and Elizabeth, as well as their cousin Mary Queen of Scots.  But this is the house of Tudor.  I’m sure there are plenty more stories to tell, and I for one am looking forward to them.

Speaking of looking forward, been waiting for this one for almost a year now and it’s finally here!  Fourth in the Dragon Age graphic novel series, Magekiller is next.

28109970Tessa and Marius are mercenary partners united by an unbreakable bond and compelled to eliminate those who use magic to hurt others. When they betray a powerful patron who intended to kill them once their job was completed, they’re forced to run and join the Inquisition. With the breach in the sky tearing the world apart, there’s more to fear than Venatori and an angry former employer. Can Tessa, Marius, and the Inquisition overcome the greatest threat Thedas has ever faced!?