4 out of 4 stars
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Royals at War is a non-fiction book that aims to tell the story of the event called "Megxit," which is none other than the departure of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry from the royal family. To achieve this goal, the authors are obliged to detail various historical events in the lives of the most diverse characters, including Lady Di, Charles (Prince of Wales), Harry, William, and Kate Middleton.
The book has five parts, and the authors are specialists in writing similar works. Dylan Howard is a recognized Australian journalist who has written books about Epstein, Charles Manson, and Princess Diana. Andy Tillett is a British journalist with an incredibly similar profile. Structurally speaking, the book is chaotic and not very linear.
What is most striking about this book is that the subject is fascinating. As soon as I saw that the book was available for review, I chose it without a second thought. And the authors did a great job of telling unknown details about the lives of Diana, William, Kate, and Meghan. Not only did I get to know insignificant information about the lives of members of the royal family, but it was also possible to understand some members' psychological profiles. It was amazing to discover how Harry is similar to Diana in many ways. Equally impressive was reading about the backstage of Meghan's entry into the royal family. There were a lot of people bothered by the "intruder."
On the downside, there are some negative aspects to comment. First, some chapters are dull. The authors should focus on members of the royal family, but the idea of writing dozens of pages to tell the story of Meghan and Kate's parents has made the book lose some of its charms. Besides, there are some recurring errors. For example: "Meghan and Harry, now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were delighted." These are titles of his brother William and Kate.
All in all, Royals at War deserves three out of four stars. Although it is an addictive book and a real page-turner, it is also a biased book that was poorly executed in many ways. I was in doubt if I should deduct one more star, but as the book is pleasant to read, I decided to abandon it. Since I found only three grammatical errors, there is no doubt that this book is professionally edited. I was surprised when I read on Amazon some reviewers saying that the book is "riddled with typos." Maybe the PDF file I read is a newer version after another round of editing. I recommend Royals at War for all interested in knowing more about what happens within the British monarchy.
Royals at War
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