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My Lady Jane

by Hand, Cynthia, 1978-

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On the eve of her marriage to a stranger, sixteen-year-old Lady Jane Grey is swept in a conspiracy to usurp the throne from her cousin.
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Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Wacky, irreverent, and just plain fun, this three-way collaboration of Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows plays fast and loose with history. Set in 1553 Tudor England, the beginning is rooted in fact: young King Edward is sickly, the prognosis isn't good, and instead of risking the rule of his despotic older sister (that would be the future Bloody Mary), Edward names as his heir his bookish cousin, Jane Grey after first marrying her off. All the civil unrest of the Tudor era is on display, with the Catholic-Protestant conflict neatly reimagined as a feud between shape-shifters (Eðians) and non-shape-shifters. Jane, who secretly envies the Eðians, has no desire to be queen or a wife and is not particularly thrilled to meet her new husband, Gifford. Little does she know that he is not the womanizing rake she thinks, but a cursed Eðian who spends his nights as a man and his days as a horse. When Mary's plans to seize the throne take a turn for the murderous, Jane and Gifford find themselves caught up in a web of court intrigue, adventure, and maybe a little romance. Wonky, offbeat, and happily anachronistic the references run the gamut from Shakespeare to Monty Python, with plenty of nods to The Princess Bride this fantasy adventure politely tips its hat to history before joyfully punting it out of the way. An utter delight.--Reagan, Maggie Copyright 2016 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Hand (the Unearthly series), Ashton (the Everneath series), and Meadows (the Orphan Queen series) clearly had a ball working on this joyous rewrite of the story of Lady Jane Grey and King Edward VI, and readers will have just as much fun with it. The authors follow history to the point of tragedy, then toss it aside to allow love and good to triumph. One significant tweak is the creation of a shape-shifting people called Edians, such as Jane's new husband, Lord Gifford Dudley, who spends his days as a horse and his nights as a man. This version of England is full of Edians, and Edward's power-hungry sister Mary (aka Bloody Mary) is one of the Verities who want to purge the country of them. Alternating third-person narration scrolls smoothly among Edward, Jane, and Gifford in chapters packed with hilarious banter, authorial asides, and polite avoidance of nudity as characters shift into and out of animal forms at inopportune moments. It's an uproarious historical fantasy that's not to be missed. Ages 13-up. Agent: (for Hand) Katherine Fausset, Curtis Brown; (for Ashton) Michael Bourret, Dystel & Goderich Literary Management; (for Meadows) Lauren MacLeod, Strothman Agency. (June) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Lady Janies series
#1 - My Lady Jane
#2 - My Plain Jane
Subjects Grey, Jane, Lady, 1537-1554 Juvenile fiction
Grey, Jane, Lady, 1537-1554 Fiction
Kings, queens, rulers, etc. Fiction
Kings and rulers Juvenile fiction
Courts and courtiers Juvenile fiction
Animals, Mythical Juvenile fiction
Friendship Juvenile fiction
Conspiracies Juvenile fiction
Young adult fiction
Young Adult Literature
Young Adult Fiction
Humor (Fiction)
Great Britain History Tudors, 1485-1603 Juvenile fiction.
Great Britain History Tudors, 1485-1603 Fiction.
Electronic books.
Historical fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Alternative histories (Fiction)
Tudors, 1485-1603
Publisher New York :HarperCollins2016
Edition First edition.
Contributors Ashton, Brodi, author.
Meadows, Jodi, author.
OverDrive, Inc.
Audience Text Difficulty 4
UG/Upper grades (9th-12)
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9780062391797
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