Wow. This book was a million times better than The King's Rose, which is also about Katherine Howard. The Boleyn Inheritance is told through the point of view of three women, but it flows beautifully and is not choppy in the least. The first book I read by Philippa Gregory was The Other Boleyn Girl, which was amazing. I wanted to read more of Gregory's Tudor series, but was afraid that they wouldn't be as good, or I wouldn't like them. Well, I was proved wrong. I don't think The Boleyn Inheritance is as good as The Other Boleyn Girl, only because Anne Boleyn is my favorite person to read about, but is was still a great book. The writing was flawless and the details were written so well that I felt like I was in the story with all the characters. Gregory has really perfected writing about this time period and she is probably my favorite historical fiction author. The characters and plot are so interesting that I could not stop reading. Even though most people already know what happens at the end, it's fascinating to see how it all happens and see the thoughts and feelings of these historical figures that not much is known. If you like Tudor England, or just historical fiction, Philippa Gregory is an author you must check out.
9 out of 10.