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Aprille Legacy

I'm a self-published author from South Australia. My first book, Soul Fire, is a YA fantasy romance.


VIII - H.M. Castor I wandered into Big W tonight, with 20 minutes to find a book.

After wading through the miles of wasted paper in their book section, I came up with this:

Dear Big W,

YA fiction does not automatically mean 'paranormal romance'.

I want to read something GOOD.

Finally I found VIII (which, I've now figured out, is the number 8). I picked it up, read the blurb, flicked open a few pages and decided to buy it.

I'm glad I did. I really enjoyed this book. I finished this in a few hours, accompanied by a beer and chinese food.

VIII follows the story of Henry VIII, and documents his decent into madness. The story begins with him as a small child, and the author managed to convey the voice of a child through first person, which I always feel is an achievement.

From there, we follow him through adult hood, and the changes he has to grow accustomed to. I won't give too much away, but you really do feel as though you're right there with him.

Meticulously researched and well written, I recommend this book to anyone thinking of reading it.