Kings and Queens

Check out this reviewer’s thoughts on my poetry book!:)

Bookaphore's Blog

J. N. Eagles, 2019 –

This is the story of a queen and her struggle for a voice in a world designed for kings. It is told in verse, each page a poem of around ten lines. The book was a very quick read but the ideas present in it offered so many questions that you will end up spending a lot of time on it despite its length!

The narrator is married off and goes from princess to wife in the first few pages. From the beginning we see that she is never given the authority she has the right to. Her king is irresponsible and selfish, his only desires are for power. She is ignored, treated as a jewel one looks at rather than a strong woman whose mind houses a million thoughts. Imprisoned in the traditions of her kingdom, enslaved in its misogynistic views, she tries to…

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