" I was really expecting to love this, as I loved Queen By Right, but this was very difficult for me to get through. I guess I can attribute it to not liking the protagonist, Kate Haute. The "fiddle faddle" saying she had reminded me more of a spoiled Scarlett O'Hara instead of a 15th century English lady, albeit, lowborn. I'm usually not a stickler for seriously adhering to historical facts; I'm okay with bending ideas and theories for the sake of a story. In this particular case, the one thing I couldn't get past was the storyline of Kate outliving Richard; that it was their daughter, Katherine who passed young. It is an interesting theory I suppose, as we do not know much of Kate Haute or even if that was her name. I do have to give kudos to Smith's portrayal of Richard; it's just as I would imagine him to be, with a quiet thoughtfullness and loyal to the last. "
— Xenia0201, 1/29/2014