The Fool's Tale Book Summary and Study Guide

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of The Fool's Tale

Noble and Gwirion have ties that bind them despite their social standing- Noble is to be King and Gwirion is but the court's jester. An event early in the novel when both of them are mere boys sets up this relationship and the obligations that these two men feel for each other. When Noble takes a wife for more political gain than anything else, the dynamic between Noble and Gwirion changes dramatically.
Click here to see the rest of this review

The new Queen is a challenge to Gwirion throughout the beginning of the book. She works dilligently to put the commoner in his place and to drive him out of Noble's life. Just as she is about to succeed in alienating Gwirion forever, a prank gone bad lands them in prison together. Their smoldering sexual tension comes to fruition, and the unlikely pair fall in love.

Their love is dangerous, and the affair carries numerous risks that could cost them all their lives. "The Fool's Tale" is superbly written, is touching and sexy without being raunchy or too much of a 'romance novel'.
The review of this Book prepared by Christa Haynes

Chapter Analysis of The Fool's Tale

Click on a plot link to find similar books!

Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Life of a profession:    -   king/queen/royalty Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes Lover is    -   of a different social class Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   20's-30's Unusual characteristics:    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Small town?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   Boob talk!    -   Vagia talk! Weird Victorian/Shakespearean English?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

Books with storylines, themes & endings like The Fool's Tale

Nicole Galland Books Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
2 Ways to Search!

Our Chief Librarian