Jacqueline Kolosov
Red Queen's Daughter
July 24, 2019 Comments.. 376
Red Queen s Daughter Mary Seymour is the daughter of the great Katherine Parrthe last Queen of Henry VIII Orphaned at a young age because of her mother s bad marriage to Thomas Seymour Mary determines early on that love

  • Title: Red Queen's Daughter
  • Author: Jacqueline Kolosov
  • ISBN: 9781616831394
  • Page: 425
  • Format: Paperback
  • Mary Seymour is the daughter of the great Katherine Parrthe last Queen of Henry VIII Orphaned at a young age because of her mother s bad marriage to Thomas Seymour, Mary determines early on that love is a sentiment that causes foolishness at best, and death at worst She is sent to be raised by Lady Strange, a mysterious noblewoman who informs her of her destiny Mary isMary Seymour is the daughter of the great Katherine Parr the last Queen of Henry VIII Orphaned at a young age because of her mother s bad marriage to Thomas Seymour, Mary determines early on that love is a sentiment that causes foolishness at best, and death at worst She is sent to be raised by Lady Strange, a mysterious noblewoman who informs her of her destiny Mary is to be a white magician who will join Queen Elizabeth s court and ensure her safe reign.After spending her early years honing her education and learning the arts of the white magician, Mary is indeed invited to join Elizabeth s court as a Lady in Waiting There is she is met with warm welcome from the Queen, but soon realizes that the court is also rife with ambitious men and women who are jockeying for power The most dangerous of these is Edmund Seymour, Mary s cousin The moment she meets the dark, mysterious courtesan, Mary is drawn to him despite herself Edmund is a black magician the mirror image of Mary s own powers.When Edmund becomes embroiled in a plot to overthrow the Queen, Mary has to risk everything she believes to fulfill her calling But playing this dangerous game could cost her than she ever imagined.

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    1. The Library Lady says:

      Here's a book with a great premise and that's about all.The writing is flat and often very awkward, even stilted. The characterizations are minimal. The "magic" doesn't seem magical. I was on to "Cordelia"'s identity the minute she came on the scene--anyone who's read "King Lear" would--and why does the author feel the need to drag that into her plot? And the ending is neither believable nor satisfying.While we're at it, what is the NEED for the whole magical thing? Just the idea of Katherine Pa [...]

    2. Kristi says:

      Orphaned at an early age Mary Seymour’s life isn’t luxurious or pampered as you would think the daughter of a queen’s life would be. Her mother died shortly after she was born and her father was sentenced to death for betraying the crown, leaving Mary to become nothing more than a seamstress in a duchesses’s household. Soon after the death of her guardian, Mary discovers that she indeed has a destiny all her own. "Fetch the red queen’s daughter from the house of shadows. Bring her to y [...]

    3. Allison says:

      I was really excited to read this book simply because it combines my two favorite things: The tudors and magicians. Unfortunately, it became clear by page ten that this book and I would not see eye to eye. Although the characters discuss magic often, the book lacks any trace of "showy" magic, and so the characters work through potions and gemstones. As slow and unlikeable as I found the book, I was never disgusted enough to abandon it altogether, and so I've rated it two stars. The book had a fe [...]

    4. Lucy says:

      Mary Seymour, daughter of Katherine Parr, the sixth wife of Henry VIII, is determined never to be bound by love and marriage. With the example of her mother—a woman who was queen, who then was brought low when she fell in love with Thomas Seymour, who was executed a traitor—Mary is determined to keep herself free of love’s dangerous influences.So when her new guardian, the mysterious Lady Strange, tells Mary of her destiny—to serve as a white magician in Queen Elizabeth’s court—Mary [...]

    5. Collyn says:

      Spoiler alert: I can't recommend a book in which the girl is apparently justified in loving and believing she has reformed a serial rapist. Not cool.

    6. J.Elle says:

      July Book #21: Coming on the heels of Outlander this book just didn't have a chance. Add to that the fact that the writing was cheesy, the characters undeveloped, the "love" story totally unbelievable and the "magic" ridiculous and this ended up a one star book. I am a huge fan of historical novels (although this is very ironic when you consider that I hate history, hmmm, must ponder on this later) and this seemed like it might be a YA version of something Philippa Gregory might write, for insta [...]

    7. Mazohyst says:

      I'm not one to read fantasy, and I have never read any book with both history and fantasy elements (unless you count the Magic Tree House series). The Red Queen's Daughter was a pleasant surprise. I feel that the book does not deserve lower than a three, but it doesn't deserve more than a four. It was a great read with great promise, but a number of things hindered it from achieving it's highest potential.The prominent factor is the poor quality of the writing. It seemed like the author tried so [...]

    8. Amy Bethke says:

      I have always been fascinated with the time surrounding Queen Elizabeth's court and all the deceit that took place. This books main character is Mary Seymour, who is Katherine Parr (Henry the Eighths sixth wife) and Thomas Seymour's daughter. She really existed though this book is a complete fictional account of her her life. No one knows much about Mary, and she disappears at some point from history. Thus, there is witchcraft and magic woven into the storyline. Mary goes to court to act as a sp [...]

    9. Kylin Larsson says:

      Set in the sixteenth century during the early years of Queen Elizabeth's reign, Mary Seymour is the imagined character of Henry VIII's last queen, Katherine Parr. Though the real Mary died at the age of two, author Jacqueline Kolosov, created a life full of magic and court intrigue for her.Mary lives with her guardian, who teaches her white magic for the purpose of supporting the reign of Queen Elizabeth. This is the part of the story that I like, particularly the use of elemental magic and very [...]

    10. C.l says:

      Normally, I hate writing really scathing book reviews. That is because if a book is truly atrocious, I simply stop reading it. I wish that I had done so with this book. Around page 50 I was ready to throw the thing down, but the story began to pick up so I wanted to see if maybe a little action would make up for the sub par writing. Unfortunately, it did not.The main problem with the story was the writing. The characterizations were terrible, everyone was either a goodie or a baddie, and the her [...]

    11. Jean Marie says:

      This was surprisingly a very good read. I'm always a little worried about fantasy mixed in with history especially when it's young adult. It was easy to read, as I expected, yet a lot of fun. Mary Seymour is one of those historical mysteries that intrigues a lot of us history buffs, so this was a fun story. The magical part of the books was subtle and clever enough so that it didn't over power the over all story.My only complaint was a oops on a name about mid book and that it went so fast! I kn [...]

    12. Cassie says:

      This book was beyond fantastic. This book gave me by far a brand new look upon life. Mary was told never to fall in love. What she didn't know was the heart is far louder then the mind. Her dear cousin Edmund was the one to show the truth. I was expecting to cry. I knew the story wouldn't end well. I expect all love stories to end well. I atleast hope. When it comes to books involving the court, I know not to hope for the best. In a court everything is ruled and choosen for you. That can never e [...]

    13. Krys says:

      This is a really weird read for me. On the one hand I enjoyed it: the exploits of Mary Seymour, a White Magician, in Queen Elizabeth's court are quite interesting on the other hand there is so much of the book where not a lot happens. The author spends so much time establishing the world that the overall plot is a bit weak and simple. On the other hand I just finished it and I can't tell you much about what the book was about. Mary - Seymour, Queen Elizabeth, the Tudor court all very very good t [...]

    14. Jen says:

      I loved this book until the last ten pages. It combined the Tudors and magic very well and I learned a lot about reading auras, gemstones, and general readings/interpretations of magical ingredients. However, the ending of the book felt a little slapped together as though she realized that she needed to end it so that there isn't a second book. Not even that, she just realized that she needed to end it and wasn't sure how to do it without writing another 50 pages. Although I would have preferred [...]

    15. Tammy says:

      The mix of Tudor history and magic intrigued me enough to buy this book. Mary Seymour, the daughter of Katherine Parr and Thomas Seymour who is believed to have died around the age of two years old, is imagined by the author as a 16 year old White Magician. She is summoned to court to serve Queen Elizabeth I as a lady-in-waiting.It seemed to take a really long time for the plot to get going, and after finally getting into the plot, the climax was very flat. The last ten-twenty pages just seemed [...]

    16. Dannielle says:

      Well, I really am not sure how I feel about this book. First, I love historical novels, fiction or non, and will read just about any of them. I liked how Kolosov used her imagination and created a life for Mary Seymour, but I don't know if I loved the magic aspect. Which is odd, because that is usually what catches me. I liked the idea she had, and how Mary was a white magician, I just don't like how she wrote about it. I also was displeased with the ending. It was very sudden and didn't flow as [...]

    17. Katie says:

      This book was really difficult to get into to. I almost gave up on it. But, I'm glad I didn't because it's getting really interestingThe author seemed in haste to finish this book. It seems as though she forgot one major part of the plot; I don't know. I still liked the book but it could have been a lot better.

    18. Anne Osterlund says:

      An intriguing blend of Tudor era history, fantasy, and King Lear. Really quite fun! I am particularly fond of the sidekick/wise & helpful counselor, Perseus the dog, while the more ghostly advisor, Cordelia, with the hangman's mark around her throat gives the entire tale of Mary Seymour, a imagined version of Katherine Parr and Thomas Seymour's daughter, a dangerously haunting feel.

    19. Valerie says:

      This was one of those books that made me go "Wow, cool premise!" only to horrify me in the first fifty pages. Bad, bad, bad writing. When I hit the one character's exposition on gemstones, crystals, zodiac signs, and auras, I knew I could go no further.

    20. Denise says:

      DNF.Unfortunately.I just lost interest in the story and there wasn't much to keep me hooked. I applaud myself for at least getting through 100 pages of it. But nope

    21. Lynette Lark says:

      The Red Queen was Katherine Parr.

    22. Amber says:

      Wow, there’s so much to say…I just hope I can remember all of the thoughts that were swirling around my head as I read this book.I will begin that I was very skeptical once I started this book. It takes place during the early part of Elizabeth I’s reign in the sixteenth century and the main character is Mary Seymour - the daughter of Katherine Parr, Henry VIII’s last wife and queen (the one who “survived”) and Thomas Seymour, the younger brother of Lord Protector Somerset (Edward Sey [...]

    23. Jan says:

      From a young age Mary Seymour vows never to marry or never to succumb to romantic love with the impurdent marriage of her mother, Katherine Parr to her father, Thomas Seymour. But in a world where marriage, warfare, and alliance dominated the scope of things, Mary fears she cannot escape such a fate. But she is determined to, whatever the costs.Fortunately for Mary, her new guardian the magical, Lady Strange brings to Mary a whole other world. She gives Mary the alternative to marriage- to becom [...]

    24. ♥BookGeek♥ says:

      Mary Seymour was abandoned at a very young age because of her father's execution as a traitor. Her mother died in child birth. Since then, Mary has been going from the Duchess of Suffolk's estate to a dreary orphanage after her death. Until she meets Lady Strange, who promises her to give her a new life. And she does. It is Mary's destiny to become a white magician, to ensure the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. When MAry is invited at court, she knows nothing of the backstabbing, even less what love [...]

    25. Sanskriti says:

      See the post in my blog: sanskritibist/ Her father, Thomas Seymour was executed for treason and her mother Katherine Parr, Henry VII’s last wife died of fever six days after giving birth to her only heiress Mary Seymour. Mary Seymour was under the guardianship of the Duchess of Suffolk’s and soon after her death another odd keeper Lady Strange. Instead of sewing and stitching Lady Strange teaches much to Mary to read and write and most importantly White Magic.As a dutiful White magician its [...]

    26. Sinai C. says:

      So, two stars is actually a very generous rating, but the author seems like a very nice person and her author's note at the end was very sweet, soo stars. >.< Nowwhat the book did that was wrong told us EVERYTHING. Now, I'm not adverse to having a few hints here and there, but when everything is spelled out for us over and over again about this jewel or that or the other thing in almost the exact same wording, even from different characters's hard to really be very impressed with the writi [...]

    27. Kelly says:

      As soon as I saw that this book was about Mary Seymour, and included magic to boot, I knew I had to have it.Mary Seymour is, historically, a question mark. The daughter of former queen Catherine Parr and her fourth husband, Thomas Seymour, Mary was orphaned and taken in by the Duchess of Suffolk. There are no records of Mary's existence after the age of about two. Most historians believe she died in infancy, though rumors to the contrary have circulated.Here, Jacqueline Kolosov envisions a happi [...]

    28. Virag says:

      I noticed right away is that the plot seems strained, exaggerated, and even rushed at times. It gets worse the furthur along you read into it: Toward the ending, Mary's struggle to free Perseus from Vivienne was very dramatic, but then seemingly two seconds after she is at her worst state, Mary just "miraculously" turns everything around, gags Vivienne, and saves her dog/mentor. Then, she decides that she should seduce Edmund, her cousin, in order to prevent him from becoming dangerously powerfu [...]

    29. Alanna Stefanek says:

      My book was called the Red Queen's Daughter, by Jacqueline Kolosov. Because of this book, my understanding of the time period (the 1500's) has increased. I have learned a lot about the struggles at court and about the Virgin Queen (Queen Elizabeth, Henry the V111's daughter).I do think that many 8th graders would like this book, because of the way it was written. Unfortunately, there were a few boring parts, and what was supposed to be the main plot was cut short to the ending quarter of the boo [...]

    30. Julie says:

      This book haunted me for YEARS. It's pretty redhead, gorgeous dress, and Tudor family connections intrigued me. But I never read it. Until I find it on Barnes and Noble for two dollars. What honest book lover can pass up a two dollar book?Oh how I loved it.I loved Mary as a character, I loved how Elizabeth was portrayed, I loved the magic, I loved Lady Strange and how fitting her name is, and I loved how wholly evil the villian was.The romance was somewhat unrealistic. This huge Elizabethan-play [...]

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