Loyalty Binds Me

   Posted by: Dorothea Preis   in Bookworm

Book Review:  Loyalty Binds Me

JLoyalty Binds Meoan Szechtman, Loyalty Binds Me.  Star Publish, 2011.  ISBN 978-1935188254 (also available for Kindle and other ebook readers)

Loyalty Binds Me is a worthy sequel to Richard III in This Time by Joan Szechtman.  Richard visits the UK with his modern day family to pay his respects at the grave of his first wife, Anne Neville.  Basically as soon as he arrives he gets arrested for the murder of his nephews.  However, it soon turns out that this is just a smokescreen to get hold of him and that there is more to the case than meets the eye.

It is a fast-paced story and Richard as well as the reader can never be sure who his supporters are, but in the end we realise who is bound by loyalty.  Loyalty is – as the title indicates – an important theme in this novel.  Given the nature of the official accusations against him, we learn what Richard might have to say on the matter of the fate of the princes.

The views of some of the novel’s characters certainly resonate with Ricardians:

“What did I tell you, Flower,” Simon said, “ever since Henry VII won, the law’s gone to hell. Our Richard wouldn’t have allowed people to be held without charge.

Well-written and fun to read. I look forward to reading more by this author.

Have a look at the brilliant trailer on YouTube here.

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