I will say that this was surprising, despite it being a time travel tale but set out to tell the tale of one of Britain’s most perplexing mystery that has raged for five hundred years.
Many will say that he killed his nephews and recently many will disagree. Well, I won’t take a stand here but it does fascinate me how such a mystery still is such a huge mystery today, and that we are nowhere closer. Although this book gives a slightly fictional but plausible ending for the Princes in the Tower, and a slightly more sympathetic light to King Richard III.
Although Jayne was originally really okay, I never found her to really stand out but she really had much connection with me and was a suitable narrator for this extremely perplexing mystery and although a little biased. But this is fiction, so, I can’t say that she was wrong and there is still no hard evidence that she was right.
But the tale is in the 15th century, and that the narrators being from different times does set it out. Jayne is still rather modern, while Richard takes a older style which is what I will expect of him since he is a medieval figure and here is where I feel that the time does set them apart.
As for the plot, it is how history unfolds but the ending is a nice twist and final end to this. I do like that closure was found in the modern world, and Jayne was right. And that this is fiction although she can never say that he did it and neither can anyone say that he did not, the princes merely dissaapeared there was no bodies of them, no definite evidence that they were certainly dead by the hand of his uncle.
But this is simply a take on the whole mystery, deviating from the usual. However this will be prove to be interested and even entertaining sometimes heartwarming sometimes rather clever. But I guess I’ll just leave it as it is.
Rating: 4 out of 5