Goodreads Synopsis: Edward (long live the king) is the King of England. He’s also dying, which is inconvenient, as he’s only sixteen and he’d much rather be planning for his first kiss than considering who will inherit his crown…
Jane (reads too many books) is Edward’s cousin, and far more interested in books than romance. Unfortunately for Jane, Edward has arranged to marry her off to secure the line of succession. And there’s something a little odd about her intended…
Gifford (call him G) is a horse. That is, he’s an Eðian (eth-y-un, for the uninitiated). Every day at dawn he becomes a noble chestnut steed—but then he wakes at dusk with a mouthful of hay. It’s all very undignified.
The plot thickens as Edward, Jane, and G are drawn into a dangerous conspiracy. With the fate of the kingdom at stake, our heroes will have to engage in some conspiring of their own. But can they pull off their plan before it’s off with their heads?
I had heard a lot about this book, so I decided to finally read it when I heard that the sequel was coming out.
My Lady Jane is an adventure of a book, and although I expected it to be a rollicking ride I don’t think I expected it to be quite so silly. The silliness wasn’t necessarily a bad thing, it’s just not always my style. I’m not a huge fan of comedy, mostly because I don’t find it funny, but also because I get terrible second hand embarrassment.
Still I was able to invest myself in the story and the characters, despite the silliness and the tedious pop culture references. Jane is a strong character, she had clear goals and desires and it is easy to like her. The other characters, G and Edward, were also amusing and well written. I also really appreciated the consistent POV changes.
The plot itself was easy to follow, I was able to figure out some of the plot twists before they happened and some of them took me by surprise. It was an equal enough exchange that I never grew bored, even if I wasn’t enthralled the entire time. I think overall it was a pretty good book. And in the end I gave it 3 stars on Goodreads, and maybe you all will find enjoyment in it as well.