Saturday, January 16, 2016

Assassin's Masque by Sarah Zettel - ADVISABLE

Zettel, Sarah  Assassin’s Masque (Palace of Spies, #3), 416 pgs.  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.  $17.99  Content: Language: PG-13 (10 swears); Mature content: PG-13; Violence: PG-13.  

Peggy Fitzroy is a lady’s maid to Princess Caroline and also a spy at the castle, in a time when the Jacobites are trying to take over the Hanovers in England.  After proving her worth many times over, Peggy is hoping that she can continue to protect Princess Caroline and Prince George, but then she is set up and secrets from her past begin to confuse Peggy’s loyalties.   

This is the last book in the Palace of Spies series.  The history is fascinating, but because of the conspiracies it can get confusing with the back and forth and many characters—it would have been nice to have a character list at the front of the book.  The main character is strong and it is fun to follow her story.  The banter back and forth made me laugh out loud at times.  It was a fun series.  The violence isn’t over the top but some people do die.   

MS, HS – ADVISABLE.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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