Finally, a new take on Henry VIII. Mantel tells the tales of Henry’s court all through the eyes of Thomas Cromwell. Specifically, the novel describes his rise to power. The tone and language are captivating and the novel is quite atmospheric, even with the focus on characters. My only complaint is that she uses “He,” meaning Cromwell, a little too superfluously and when “He” is with other men (which is often), it can be a bit confusing.
Gwenamon says: Very good