Review: The Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

The Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer
by Lucy Weston
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Gallery; Original edition (December 21, 2010)
ISBN-10: 143919033X
ISBN-13: 978-1439190333

( 3 stars out of 5 )

 Elizabeth Tudor is summoned to the tomb of her Mother, and learns that she is an heir to a vampire slayer legacy. Not only is she the new Queen of England, but she must defend her realm from Modred and the undead.

I couldn’t help but think of Hachette‘s “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” that I reviewed back in April of this year. A Historical figure slaying the undead in secret, and we learn of this secret History through their diaries. Though the story is not the most original thing to find its way into print, it did show us some interesting spins to the genre.

I liked the Modred as a King of the vampires angle. The History and background of the story were neatly developed.

On the downside, the Historical jargon seemed forced and salted throughout the novel.  Elizabeth’s diary entries were not fluid. The entire story seemed to sputter at times, and I had to force myself to push on. 

I liked the Lucy Weston “nom de plume” but who is the real author of the book?

I give the book 3 stars out of 5.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Gallery Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”