Tuesday, October 8, 2013

"The King's Exile"

This is the last of my Trans-World Reading Challenge until next year.

This book is about revenge from a man who is bitter and decided to take his power and wealth as a means to try to destroy another man's life and reputation.   Andrew, the author, used the era of King Charles, the history of Barbados, and the war commanded by Cromwell to a  make a fiction novel of Tobias Rush's manipulations to end Thomas' life.  It is an interesting history with a mixture of loyalty, mistrust, cruelty of landowners toward slaves and the general attitude of the British people toward their monarchy!