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Queen of the Sea: 01/16/20
Queen of the Sea by Dylan Meconis is a graphic novel that draws inspiration from the Tudors. Call it an alternate England. It's narrated by Margaret, a foundling on a small British isle that ends up being part of a royal coup.
Margaret has been raised by the nuns who live on the island. She expects to become one when she is of age. Those plans evolve first with the arrival of a noblewoman and her son, and again with the arrival of Queen Eleanor, forced to flee by her half sister, Catherine.
Although this is a graphic novel and full of interesting and amusing asides, it's also a long and complex story. I can normally read a graphic novel in a single sitting. This one took three evenings.
Without giving anything away, the novel ends with enough of a hook to suggest a second book in the works. I personally would love to read the further adventures of Margaret and Eleanor.