Fortune's Wheel

Fortune s Wheel Returning to the subject of her first highly acclaimed novel on Richard III Rhoda Edwards in Fortune s Wheel has brilliantly captured the adolescent Richard loyal loving and a victim of the Wars of

  • Title: Fortune's Wheel
  • Author: Rhoda Edwards
  • ISBN: 9780385115827
  • Page: 447
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Returning to the subject of her first highly acclaimed novel on Richard III, Rhoda Edwards in Fortune s Wheel has brilliantly captured the adolescent Richard loyal, loving, and a victim of the Wars of the Roses.His conflict is tragic As Duke of Gloucester he is torn between loyalty to his brothers, King Edward IV, and gratitude to the man who raised him, the Earl of WarwiReturning to the subject of her first highly acclaimed novel on Richard III, Rhoda Edwards in Fortune s Wheel has brilliantly captured the adolescent Richard loyal, loving, and a victim of the Wars of the Roses.His conflict is tragic As Duke of Gloucester he is torn between loyalty to his brothers, King Edward IV, and gratitude to the man who raised him, the Earl of Warwick, whose daughter Anne Neville captures his heart This love slowly at first and then totally and passionately overcomes the awesome political forces of the Plantagenet King Henry VI and the machinations of the King of France, Louis XI.In Fortune s Wheel Rhoda Edwards novelistic skill is once again matched by her extensive knowledge of English history These figures of a courtly yet brutal past relive the fortunes of their lives in moving and sympathetic detail Ultimately it is a testament to the power of a young man s love against all adversity.

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    1. Although it's the second novel in her Richard III duology, this is chronologically a "prequel" to Rhoda Edwards' Some Touch of Pity, and narrates the events of approximately three years in the life of Richard as an adolescent Duke of Gloucester fighting alongside his idolised elder brother Edward IV since his estrangement from the Earl of Warwick in 1468 that resulted in the latter's rebellion together with George of Clarence, until the final Yorkist victory at Tewkesbury in 1471 and Dickon's ma [...]


    2. Much of what is discussed in this review is known history, but if you are unfamiliar with Richard III and Anne Neville and wish to remain spoiler free I suggest you skip this review. This is also one of those historical periods where if you know the history you don't need an entire rehash, and if you don't you don't want me spoiling it for you.This book starts in 1468 as a young Richard of Glouscester is torn between his loyalty to his brother, Edward IV, and the man who fostered him, Warwick (T [...]


    3. Set between 1468 and 1472, in England, France and Flanders, this is a compelling and exciting historical novel with a formidable cast of characters.An account of the youth and testing time of the young Duke of Gloucester during the tumultuous Wars of the Roses. A sympathetic portrait of Richard and of Anne, the young girl used as a pawn by her scheming and ambitious father, Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick and forced to marry the Prince of Wales Edouard , son of the weak Henry VI and his redoubt [...]


    4. This wonderful novel by Rhoda Edwards compellingly and beautifully charts the period in the life of Richard III between 1468 and 1472, culminating with his marriage to Anne Neville. To anyone familiar with this period of history, the story will hold no surprises; what might, however, is the sympathetic and balanced way the characters are drawn, particularly Richard himself; he is neither the perfect prince as portrayed by some fervent Ricardians, nor the wizened evil hunchback of his detractors [...]


    5. This wonderful novel by Rhoda Edwards compellingly and beautifully charts the period in the life of Richard III between 1468 and 1472, culminating with his marriage to Anne Neville. To anyone familiar with this period of history, the story will hold no surprises; what might, however, is the sympathetic and balanced way the characters are drawn, particularly Richard himself; he is neither the perfect prince as portrayed by some fervent Ricardians, nor the wizened evil hunchback of his detractors [...]


    6. Fortune’s Wheel was published after Rhoda Edwards' Some Touch of Pity but is a prequel rather than a sequel. It covers an earlier period in the life of Richard III, starting in 1468 when, as the young Duke of Gloucester, Richard is caught up in the conflict between his elder brother, Edward IV, and the Earl of Warwick, the man known as the Kingmaker. The novel takes us through Warwick’s rebellion and George, Duke of Clarence's betrayal, and ends in 1472 with Richard’s marriage to Anne Nevi [...]


    7. This prequel to The Broken Sword starts out as ensemble cast, detailing just how very personal the fractions were within and between the houses of York and Lancaster.Gradually, the focus tightens onto Anne Neville, and we see her fighting for her survival. When she takes the leap of ‘screw you, I’m out of here’ it makes perfect sense as presented here that, given the information she had, she would trust no one. It’s always awesome to see the rare instance of someone quietly taking a back [...]


    8. It's a good thing I've been doing a lot of reading about the "Cousin's Wars" recently. "Fortune's Wheel" is what the mother-in-law of Edward IV always called the rapid changes in fate between the two sides in these battles for the English throne. This version of the story is a highly fictionalized romance centered on Edward's brother, Richard (later Richard III) & Anne Neville, his eventual wife. It really stretches the imagination more than I could handle. The story was told from both Anne' [...]


    9. I found the book to be slow going in the beginning, but it did pick up about half way through. It was told mostly from the point of view of Richard, Duke of Gloucester and Anne Neville. I think the most disappointing thing about the book was where it ended, I'm sure the author wanted to give us all a happy ending, but when you know there's SO much more to the story it kinda ruins it. I think there is a sequel though that might pick up soon, if not right after this book ends. I'll have to look in [...]


    10. This is a superb historical novel about the young life of Richard of Gloucester, set during the struggle for power between his brother, King Edward IV, and Edward's former mentor, Warwick the Kingmaker, and during the time of Richard's developing love for his cousin Anne, his enemy Warwick's daughter.Until I obtain this author's earlier (and first) book, the award-winning 'Some Touch of Pity', I can state unequivocally that 'Fortune's Wheel' is the best novel about Richard III that I have ever r [...]


    11. I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I loved this book. It was a wonderfully written historical novel. There were so many things that I learned about Edward IV and Anne that I didn't know. This is a great novel for anyone that is interested in Royal history.


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