I was asked if I would read the Red Queen after being somewhat iffy in my opinion of The White Queen (the first in the Cousin's War series). I did get it. I did read it. And I did like it a whole lot better than the first book. This book features Margaret Beaufort, Mother of Henry VII (grandmother of Henry VIII). She is a fantastic character and I believe that Gregory wrote her very well. She is who she is. A devout Catholic. A devout Lancaster. A devout mother. She's ambitious for her son, cunning, and very smart. I really enjoyed this one.