This is the last in a trio of books by Juliet Grey about Marie Antoinette. The whole series is excellent, starting with "Being Marie Antoinette" to "Days of Splendor days of Sorrow" to this, the final book. This book is really a culmination of the previous two and they should be read in order to get the proper sequence of events as they happened. The indignities forced upon the monarchs are difficult to read about. All the events of the revolution seem to happen so quickly and you learn of excesses of the revolution as it begins to implode upon itself. Finally, we are left with a wonderful character here in Marie Antoinette, a much maligned monarch who was a dedicated wife, supporting her husband through all the difficulties of his reign and a devoted mother to her two children.