While on vacation, I read a book in my favorite genre, historical fiction. I've always enjoyed the novels by Michelle Moran and Rebel Queen was no exception.
My Goodreads review:
I don't think I would hesitate to read anything by Michelle Moran - in any time period, involving any character. She's a wonderful writer of historical fiction. I don't have a lot of interest in India - and I'm not a fan of the British Empire - but the premise of this novel sounded intriguing... Girl power and all that.
Moran did a lovely job introducing the main character, Sita, and explaining the religious views of Hindus in 19th century India. I was ashamed bu how little I knew. Sita quickly finds herself in the employ of Queen Rani Lakshmi, who will become India's last queen before the British arrive.
This story is riveting and I found myself flying through this novel. Sita was a lovely heroine and the dynamics of court life were enlivened by Moran very well. The atrocities committed by the British made me truly ashamed to be a part of Western culture.
A great read!