In the Tower of London, the dead outnumber the living, with the likes of Tudor Queens Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard rubbing shoulders with one man who has made his way back from his place of death at Bosworth Field to discover the truth about the disappearance of his famous nephews.
Amidst the chaos of daily life, with political and personal tensions running high, Richard III takes control, as each ghostly resident looks for their own peace in the former palace – where privacy was always a limited luxury.
With so many characters haunting the Tower of London, will they all find the calm they crave? But foremost – will the young Plantagenet Princes join them?
This whole series of books appealed to me so much that I bought them all! I’ve just read the first and I have to say I absolutely love the premise of them. All these wonderful characters from history, thrown together in the afterlife, making unlikely friendships, forging surprising alliances and trying their best to forget old betrayals as they wander the Tower of London, mingling with staff and tourists and getting up to all sorts of mischief.
I was especially fond of Richard III and Anne Boleyn. Now, who would have put those two together? But their friendship is quite touching and seems to work in the context of this book.
I will say that, at times, I struggled to recall who certain characters from history were. It might be a good idea to include a character sheet at the front of the book so that the reader can easily find out who’s who.
I also did feel a little let down that one particular plotline didn’t resolve itself. It was probably the main thread of the book so that was a little disappointing, but I haven’t read the others in the series yet so it’s quite possible that the author will resolve it in a later volume.
All in all, I really enjoyed this. It’s something different and has a charm all of its own. Recommended.
You can buy Kindred Spirits: Tower of London here.