Title: My Lady Jane
Author: Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows
Series: The Lady Janies #1
Genre: Humor/Historical Fantasy
Audience: Young Adult
Narrators: Katherine Kellgren
Length: 14 hours (512 pages)
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: June 7, 2016
Recommended for fans of: humor, historical fantasy, anachronisms
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?
REREAD UPDATE: I still find this ridiculous, revisionist history absolutely delightful. The audiobook felt a bit long (I don’t remember thinking the story dragged at all the first time I read it), but I adored the narrator’s performance.
2016 REVIEW: This book was hilarious, an absolute joy to read. This is exactly my weird, campy sense of humor. If you like Tudor history and don’t mind historical inaccuracies for the sake of comedy, this is the book for you!