Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The King's Deception

Patrimony. Steve Berry continues his successful formula with a new novel titled, The King’s Deception. Protagonist Cotton Malone and his son, Gary, are caught in a scheme that involves both a modern and a historical controversy. At the end of each novel, Berry separates fact from fiction, as a way to inform readers. His alternative history is always imaginative, in this case a Tudor period deception. The theme of patrimony runs through the novel, both in Tudor times and in Malone’s relationship with Gary. Readers who like fast-paced action novels, and who can tolerate leaps of imagination that deviate from scholarly historical accounts, are those most likely to enjoy this novel. I was entertained by the action and amused by Berry’s alternative history. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The King’s Deception from amazon.com.

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