There's not much to say because I loved this story! If there was a lull, I don't remember it. If the writing was poor, I didn't notice it. I enjoy reading and learning about the Tudor era. The friendship, the betrayal, the lies are all there within the Kings Court. I could identify with the entanglements of court. It happens in todays society with friendships public and private. There's always a leader and followers in every circle of life. A full review or better written one will follow.