Jane Stevenson The Empress of the Last Days

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The Empress of the Last Days

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The Empress of the Last Days is the final volume of the remarkable trilogy that began with Astraea and The Pretender. A group of friends, Corinne, Theodoor and Michael, bring together their talents and knowledge to uncover the hidden story of Pelagius's royal marriage. As a result of their investigations, Michael finds himself journeying to Barbados, to meet the last descendant of the marriage of Pelagius and Elizabeth of Bohemia - a young black scientist who, unknown to herself, has a serious claim to be considered the rightful queen of England. In this impressively far-reaching novel, Stevenson considers the transformative moments in people's lives and, in doing so, creates a paean to love, trust and history.

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Jane Stevenson is the author of two collections of novellas, Several Deceptions and Good Women, and four novels, London Bridges, Astraea, The Pretender and The Empress of the Last Days. She is reader in English at the University of Aberdeen.

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*Starred Review* This sophisticated novel has the feel of years of planning--not because it is overdone but because it is intricate, vastly knowledgeable, and well thought out. It is the concluding volume of a trilogy that reimagines the life of Elizabeth of Bohemia, sister of England's Charles I and a lively figure in seventeenth-century politics; it follows The Winter Queen (2002) and The Shadow King (2003) and brings Stevenson's interpretation of the queen's life and lasting effect up to the present day. The trilogy's two previous volumes wondered what would have happened if Elizabeth of Bohemia had married--a second time, and clandestinely--a black African prince and former slave. And now, in her infinite creativity, the author unleashes a group of scholars to unearth and interpret a trove of documents establishing the veracity of that long-ago situation and thus the precedence of an alternative family line of claimants to the British throne. So, who is the rightful monarch of Britain--the current occupant, Queen Elizabeth II, or a black scientist in Barbados? As much about competition in academe as about alternate versions of history, this novel is reminiscent in its learned tone of the works of A. S. Byatt. Brad Hooper
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