Threads: The Reincarnation of Anne Boleyn

Threads The Reincarnation of Anne Boleyn In a woman dies and the story begins Threads a reincarnation fantasy opens with Anne s execution Her fury at her husband s betrayal has enough momentum to survive centuries but in Threads she

  • Title: Threads: The Reincarnation of Anne Boleyn
  • Author: Nell Gavin
  • ISBN: 9781479108596
  • Page: 208
  • Format: Paperback
  • In 1536 a woman dies, and the story begins Threads, a reincarnation fantasy, opens with Anne s execution Her fury at her husband s betrayal has enough momentum to survive centuries, but in Threads she learns that she has been assigned a hard task she must review their history together through a number of past lives, and find it within herself to forgive him This maIn 1536 a woman dies, and the story begins Threads, a reincarnation fantasy, opens with Anne s execution Her fury at her husband s betrayal has enough momentum to survive centuries, but in Threads she learns that she has been assigned a hard task she must review their history together through a number of past lives, and find it within herself to forgive him This may prove difficult and take some time The husband in question is Henry Tudor, the notorious Henry VIII The narrator is the stubborn, volatile Anne Boleyn, who is not at all inclined to forgive It is a very unusual love story.

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    1. Anne Boleyn was the first historical figure that really drew me into historical fiction and the Tudor period. I always like books on her and reading an authors "take" on this much talked about woman.Now one may think this is a story of Anne Boleyn going into the body of another woman,and meeting Henry in the body of another man and they find their HEA. Not so at all,this story begins at the end of Anne's life: "I sensed there were tears,but his face was stone and tears would not be shed"."He wou [...]

    2. My only complaint about this book is that it wasn't longer. I would've been happy to keep reading forever and ever about all the lifetimes of Anne and Henry. The subject of reincarnation is one that fascinates me, and especially with this novel being about Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII, whom I've read historical fiction on and find very interesting. I know its impossible to know how the real Anne Boleyn felt and what she was thinking when these events happened, but this book really made me sympathi [...]

    3. This novel has an interesting premise--Anne Boleyn and Henry meet each other, in various guises, throughout the centuries. Unfortunately, I couldn't get past the first few chapters--and I got through them only because I was on a train and didn't have anything else to read. Anne, who narrates, is tiresome and preachy. There's very little dialogue, and what there is of it is reminiscent of a Renaissance Faire--lots of "mayhaps" and the like. Catherine of Aragaon is a horrible person--we know becau [...]

    4. This is an unusual love story. Strictly speaking, it's not Historical romance and it's not just about the Tudor's, but because the main character is Anne Boleyn you'd be forgiven for thinking so.It's all a bit far fetched and confusing but in a good way. It's a new slant on Anne and Henry, iconic 16th century lovers at war.The main narrator is Anne Boleyn, she has to go through a series of reincarnations to learn her 'lesson'. Obviously she has to forgive Henry VIII, who it transpires has been h [...]

    5. I didn't think I would like this book as much as I did (I mean, I consider myself a liker of Serious Historical Fiction). I really enjoyed this take on Anne and Henry (and other characters) and I found each segment of Anne's past lives (as she remembered them) to be interesting and entertaining new takes on characters that have been pretty much set in stone by history. Do not go into this book thinking you are going to be reading a thick, densely historic Margaret George book because you aren't. [...]

    6. Threads is a unique look at the life of Anne Boleyn from the vast perspective of a disembodied soul. It is a sensitive, well written novel with strong metaphysical themes. There is much here to provoke contemplation about the purpose of life, or lives. A truly delightful read on many levels.Anne has been beheaded, and after her death reviews not just her past life with Henry the 8th, but also many previous lives that she shared with him and others that played major roles in her life as Anne. Wit [...]

    7. Threads is a work that can be read on many levels; it is a complex and very unusual book. If you're looking for a rumbustious bodice-ripper, this may not be the book for you;the story as it deals with Anne and Henry's relationship is more an assimilation of the information from several different autobiographies, put together thoughtfully and with a real attempt to sieve through the gossip and slander and make sense of both characters in a very human and sympathetic manner.On a separate level, Th [...]

    8. I got this because it was billed as Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII meet 400 years later (as different people) and have things to work out. I buy reincarnation, I dig Anne Boleyn, and I'm a Tudor nut, so why not give it a try, I figured. Okay, first off, it's mis-billed in the way it's marketed. The part that's AFTER Anne dies is rushed and in an epilogue that makes little sense and is not in any way moving . In fact, the whole book, with only a few exceptions, was not moving. It was all tell, no sho [...]

    9. I've waited years to read this, waiting for it to show up in one of the libraries that I frequent. However, this never happened, and I finally broke down and bought a copy online.I wasn't disappointed. The story starts out a little slow, but if you stick with it and settle into the story, you'll never want to put it down. Seeing Anne and Henry's various different lives, be they situated high or low, was incredibly engrossing. I zipped through it, glued to the pages.Some of the explanations given [...]

    10. This is a historical fantasy with the underlying theme of reincarnation, forgiveness and love. I would say that it doesn't require a belief in reincarnation for you to like this book - just read it with an open-mind and you may even find yourself half-convinced by the end of it (or wanting to believe in it, like I did). I think that this will probably require another read through to help me fully understand and interpret each section of the book, but this is my opinion on the first read through. [...]

    11. This could've been so good. It's such a good idea for a story. Unfortunately, I didn't find it good. I thought the past lives were ridiculous and far fetched. I thought the fact that the whole court was also involved in each past life was silly. In every life, Henry, Henry Percy, Katherine, Mary Boleyn, Princess Mary, Thomas Whyatt, her father and so on.One particular low point was the prostitution in ancient Egypt. Anne was trying to feed two small children and the only way to do so was to turn [...]

    12. This was a book that sounded very interesting-- the reincarnation of Anne Boleyn! I've always found her an interesting historical figure, but I've never read much fiction that took on her story. This book, however, is not interesting. Most of it is exposition, Anne Boleyn speaking to the reader from the afterlife. The best thing about fiction is the show aspect of it. I want to be shown the story, shown the meaning within the story, through the character's actions. This is all tell. And tell. An [...]

    13. Absolutely loved this book , poignant and thought provoking . Deeply touching in parts and brings a different perspective to the much written about events we are all familiar with . I am an avid reader of Tudor writing but began reading this with some trepidation . This was proven to be unwarranted and I am sure this will be a book I read over and over

    14. After reading this book three times, I am surprised by the sheer artistry Ms Gavin achieved. This is one of my favorite books. Thank you for writing Threads. You have achieved a true level of inspiration with this work. Cheers.

    15. 3 1/2 starsA different fantasy genre take on the relationship of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn through different reincarnations, interesting and easily readable. The story is told mostly from first person, train of thought, Anne. The occasional swings to other character point of view left me a tad confused.

    16. In 1536 woman dies and the story beginsStarting a story with the death of the main character is not done successfully very often. Anne Boleyn has just been lawfully, if not fairly, executed on the orders of her husband, King Henry VIII. This novel takes an unusual look at the events that led up to this; not just in Anne’s just past lifetime, but in the many lifetimes she and Henry have shared for centuries.Anne’s task is to understand, to learn where she has failed, and to forgive what seems [...]

    17. Honestly, I can't make up my mind whether I loved this or hated it. There were large sections in the middle that I just couldn't read they got so tedious, so I skimmed through and there were some historical-type things that were a bit ridiculous. BUT, then there were sections that were so engaging I fell in love with the story. This is more than just a retelling of the Anne Boleyn/Henry VIII story - it is a story of the human spirit and redemption and is also a journey through history as Anne an [...]

    18. I never thought a story of reincarnation (I've never read one before) could be so multifaceted. I have never read anything about Anne Boyle before and looking at her supposed lives through the eyes of Anne and the subtle messages for the reader about the affect your life has on others is intriguing. It makes almost, but not quite question whether or not you've lived other lives. A fascinating first person account of numerous lives with the same characters interwoven in her life through the ages. [...]

    19. This was one of the best books I have read, the most excited I have been about a book in a long time, not for its historical content, though that was clearly thoughtfully done, but for the perspective on the importance of forgiveness, under very trying circumstances, and the complexities in relationships. It read very true to me.

    20. Ugh. The description sounded so promising, but the author violates the "show, don't tell" rule to the greatest extent I've ever seen in a book that managed to get published. I made it about 30 pages in, flipped it to realize that it barely contains any dialogue at all and is basically purely exposition, and then gave up.

    21. I persisted with this against my better judgement. Have read numerous accounts (fiction and non-fiction) of Anne Boelyn but this is just strange. I kept thinking that the author was going to explain some of the idiosyncrasies about Anne through her previous incantations but it didn't work well at least not for me

    22. Quite possibly one of the worst books I have ever read. The premise is fascinating - but the execution clunky and repetitive. The facts regarding Anne's life are pulled out of Alison Weir and the other lives are somewhat cookie cutter. The book comes off as preachy. Disappointing.

    23. I am a Tudor literature buff and have read many books written about that era. Gavin puts a very fresh twist on the complicated relationship Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII shared. It goes beyond Tudor England and into other parts of the world and other places in time.

    24. LOVED this book! Really interesting look at the relationship between Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn and the writing moves seamlessly through different time periods. Excellent read!

    25. It's impossible to know the real truth about Anne Boleyn because much of the stories about her are written by her known enemies and detractors. Gavin strives to give Anne a voice upon the moment of her death. As she reexamines her life and relationship to Henry Tudor, the truth about what they mean to each other is revealed. Through the centuries, Anne and Henry are always together and there is a reason for this - they are soulmates. What happens to love when you're soulmate is the one responsib [...]

    26. finally finished. since I'm not a big Anne Boleyn fan (not that I dislike herjust never cared one way or the other), this read was an investment. enlightening, if sometimes confusing and disturbing. since I didn't know much about Anne Boleyn or the primary time. The story was set in I read it with interest and suspicion. I knew that it was a historical fiction / fantasy. It has time travel and a weaving of Truth with fiction. It's not my favorite genre but it was a very enjoyable book. The writi [...]

    27. I read this at the suggestion of several writer friends who lauded it as a moving, original take on the Anne Boleyn story. And it is that, in spades.It's not just about Anne and Henry and their tumultuous relationship, it's based on the premise of Anne's spirit looking back on her life - on MANY lives - with Henry and other members of her family and the royal court. There's a lot to unpack in this book: themes of learning, of taking steps back only to step forward again, of forgiveness, of karma [...]

    28. A look into understanding our nature 😃A multi layered look into life and how we learn. Can we recognise when we are treating others badly and correct this, or do we need a lesson?

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