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The Queen’s Dog (An Empire at Twilight Novel) by N.L. Holmes – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Star
The Queen’s Dog (An Empire at Twilight Novel) by N.L. Holmes

The Queen’s Dog is the third book in the An Empire at Twilight series by N.L Holmes. This is a historical fiction that is packed with action, mystery and suspense . I found myself lost in the pages and had a hard time putting it down. The authors attention to detail simply blew me away. This is my favorite yet. In this story we have a Eunuch who is a slave and he believes his mistress the queen loves him. Find out what happens when he’s asked to spy on her and learns of her betrayal . Will he save her? I highly recommend reading not only this book but the whole series. I can’t wait to see what this author brings us next.

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The Queen’s Dog (Empire at Twilight #3) by NL Holmes-Review by Amanda Kimble

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5/5 Stars

The Queen’s Dog (Empire At Twilight #3) by N.L. Holmes

Another fantastic read by Holmes. Reading this series always leaves me hanging on for more. I absolutely love the historical crimes she writes.

Naheshi is sent to live with the King and Queen. He’s told to spy on someone he holds dear. When something happens things don’t go as planned. The quote I chose for Naheshi is: “My lady, I am grieved to tell you they’re true. But who knows what was in her heart? My lady the queen is high-spirited. I think the discipline of her routine was hard on her. I feel sure she meant no harm.”

Highly recommended for historical crime lovers. This book will keep you attracted from beginning to end.

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The Queen’s Dog (An Empire at Twilight Novel) by N.L. Holmes – Review by Jonell Collins

The Queen's DogThe Queen’s Dog by N.L. Holmes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

To read a book by N.L. Holmes is pure pleasure. The Queen’s Dog (An Empire at Twilight Novel) fully lives up to that expectation. Although this one is a little different than her mysteries it did not disappoint. Her use of language always evokes the very picture she is trying to awake in the readers’ mind. History lover that I am, I am always delighted to read wonderful stories set in the ancient world. This is a story that should make you challenge what you think about yourself. Frequently we think a great many things about ourselves that isn’t necessarily true. Many times, when push comes to shove, the rosy picture that we paint of our character doesn’t hold water. This one is a thinker.

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The Queen’s Dog (An Empire at Twilight Novel) by N.L. Holmes – Review by Faith Jackson

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’ve read several works from this author and I’ve loved every one of her books. They never seem to disappoint. This one was no different. What brings her books to life is the historical aspect but also what makes it exciting is how the story seems to pull together a plot that thickens with every chapter. What makes N.L. Holmes’ writing so powerful is she transforms us into a different place and makes us feel there with the characters. You’ll find this compelling and fun to read.

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The Queen’s Dog (An Empire at Twilight Novel) by N.L. Holmes – Review by Jennifer Gordon

The Queen's DogThe Queen’s Dog by N.L. Holmes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

‘The Queen’s Dog’ is another gripping and engaging historical crime novel by N.L. Holmes in her ‘An Empire at Twilight’ series. Set in the Syrian kingdom of Ugarit during the Bronze Age, Naheshi a eunuch slave falls in love with his Queen. Sadly for Naheshi he mistakenly thinks that his mistress, the Queen also loves him and so avoids spying on her when told to even under the threat of punishment. However when he realises that his mistress does not care for him at all he then does report all of her disloyal activities believing that the worse that will happen to her is a royal divorce. When her sentence of divorce turns into an execution Naheshi suffers with a guilty conscience and so vows to avenge his Queen and in doing so rid himself of his own guilt. This is obviously a well researched novel and it is wonderfully written in away which brings the time period and setting alive for the reader. I found the historical notes at the beginning of the book fascinating and the maps, glossary of names and terms and the genealogy of the royal characters were very helpful and I did refer back to them whilst reading. The storyline is fast paced and the plot twists kept me hooked from beginning to the end. The story is told by the main character, Naheshi‘s point of view and so we get to know him very well and I thought he was a well defined character who I could picture as I was reading the novel. This was an enjoyable read and I would recommend this novel which although part of a series can be read as a standalone story.

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The Queen’s Dog (An Empire at Twilight Novel) by N.L. Holmes – Review by Heather Lovelace

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Holmes continues to bring her readers one fantastic historical fiction after another. This latest is everything I’ve come to expect – amazing historical context with a detailed and enthralling tale. From the first page I dove straight into the narrative and was transfixed by the ancient world that unfolded. For all history buffs, you must read these books. Holmes is a master at weaving tales that feel like you are living history without making it dull and lifeless. Loved it.

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The Queen’s Dog (An Empire at Twilight Novel) by N.L. Holmes – Review by Erica Fish

The Queen's DogThe Queen’s Dog by N.L. Holmes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Queen’s Dog is the third and final book in An Empire at Twilight series. I found that this book has mystery, suspense, and action. I enjoy a great mystery/suspense book. The storyline keeps the story moving. The characters really make this book for me. They are fully developed and keep me on my toes. Ugarit is a slave who is having a relationship with his mistress. His mistress just happens to be the queen. He is to report her activities but can he do it? Can he watch to see what happens to his mistress? I highly recommend you read this series. You will not be disappointed.

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The Queen’s Dog (An Empire at Twilight Novel) by N.L. Holmes – Review by Kerry Carr

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a great story to read and really well written. The author really brings the story and characters to life and even though it is set in the past it isn’t confusing to read. It follows an classic story of a lover scorned.

Naheshi  is a eunuch slave who’s job is to do the bidding of the queen. Naheshi is seen as safe as he has no interest in woman. However that all changes after one intimate moment with the Queen.

Naheshi falls in love with the Queen but when he realises  that his feelings aren’t returned and that he means nothing to her he feels hurt and angry.

When Nasheshi gets approached by the Queens mother in law and asked to spy on the Queen Nasheshi agrees as revenge for his hurt feelings.

Now the Queen is facing execution. Can Nasheshi help safe the only woman he loves or will he leave her to face the consequences alone?

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The Queen’s Dog (Empire at Twilight ) by N.L. Holmes – Review by Caralee Loonat

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Queen’s Dog (Empire at Twilight Book 3) by N.L. Holmes
4 Stars!!!!

I have to say that I do like to delve into history and have a bit of intrigue and all the drama of the royal courts. I really found myself glued to this book as the drama played out. I really like the twists and turns. The author does a great job of building the story and the drama around the characters. I really got caught up in the deception of the royal court and the plots.

I like how the author is able to use historic reference and keep it realistic. The characters really come to life and seem to just jump off of the pages. I found the whole story to be quite well balanced with court intrigue and drama along with just enough of the characters history mixed in. I really look forward to reading more from this author.

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The Queen’s Dog (An Empire at Twilight Novel) by N.L. Holmes – Review by Sheri Schrader

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Queen’s Dog by N.L. Holmes is the third book in the Empire at Twilight series. This is my favorite book in the series so far. What will you do for the love of another? This question falls on a eunuch slave who has fallen for his Queen in the Syrian kingdom of Ugarit. This becomes not a story of failed romance but of mystery and intrigue. I really enjoy the descriptive powers of the author taking me back in time to an ancient kingdom. The characters are well written and interesting. I want to know what is going to happen next as I am reading which causes me to stay up all night. I usually enjoy my historical fiction in the Victorian age but this has me hooked. I look forward to reading more from this author in the future.

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