Review: Doomed Queens by Kris Waldherr

It's not easy being queen, as well we know from stories of Anne Boleyn and Marie Antoinette. Kris Waldherr recounts fifty tales of queens that met unfortunate endings, including Alexandra Romanov and Mary Stuart to some lesser known stories, such as Queen Anula from Sri Lanka who murdered four consorts, including two kings. Her end was met when she was trapped in the palace and set on fire.

Waldherr brings wry humor and funny anecdotes for each tale, as well as, artwork throughout. It's a great, short read that will keep you engaged, while providing some very interesting little tidbits of knowledge. Highly recommended to all lovers of history!!

Amy Says: 5 / 5


  1. I'm the author, and wanted to say thank you so much for your kind words about DOOMED QUEENS. If you have any questions about it, I'd be happy to answer them!

    kris waldherr

  2. That sounds really good! Is it all non-fiction?

  3. Wonderful blog. A pleasure.

  4. kilax: yes, it's all non-fiction. It's a great little book with a few pages for each queen's tale. I think you'd really like it!

  5. Jean: thanks for your nice words!

    Kris Waldherr: wow - thanks for stopping by! I really enjoyed your book and look forward to reading more.

  6. I'm really curious about this book after reading your comments. Adding it to the WL!

    Happy New Year! :-)

  7. I had this on my Amazon wishlist and it was one of the ones my hubby gave me for Christmas!

  8. Looks interesting!

  9. This looks so cute....think I'd love it!

  10. GREAT book for fans of historical novels or royal families. I love Ms. Waldherr's style of writing and her witty comments that she peppers each story with. Each chapter flew by since she never bogs any one story down with to much unnecessary information. Loved it!!


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