Book Review #8

6 Jun

Rebecca Kohn’s The Gilded Chamber was a wonderful read.  It’s a historical fiction novel based on the rule of King Xerxes of Persia.  It centers on the Queen, Esther, as she grows up, enters the palace, and secures a place in the royal court.

I found the writing to be really good, really pulling me in and making me care about the characters and what happened to them.  It was also pretty cool for me since I studied this area and this period of time during my Alexander the Great class last semester.

I enjoyed the book immensely, and it was a super fast read.  It took me about a day and a half, total.

Verdict: A


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