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To Kill a King

Author(s): Allsopp, Harold Bruce Pages: 192
Publisher: Hale Date of Publication: 1965
Reading Level: Genre:
Setting: France Period: late 6th cent AD
Rome Setting: n Christian/Jewish/Pagan:
Mystery: First Person:
Detective/Narrator:
Subject: Fredegund, former slave and mistress to King Chilperic, becomes his queen. She is a priestess of Diana yet must deal with the Church in France of the late 500s AD. She plans and plots, gives birth to many sons who die, and finally sees her husband assassinated.
Unique Qualities: Based on Gregory of Tours history
Rating: Wooden characters leave us not caring what happens. Little to be learned from the novel. (RB)

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