The King's Curse

The King's Curse
Author: Philippa Gregory
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2014-09-09
ISBN 10: 1451626169
ISBN 13: 9781451626162
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The King's Curse Book Review:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author behind the acclaimed Starz series The White Queen comes the story of lady-in-waiting Margaret Pole and her unique view of King Henry VIII’s stratospheric rise to power in Tudor England. As an heir to the Plantagenets, Margaret is seen by the King’s mother, the Red Queen, as a rival to the Tudor claim to the throne. She is buried in marriage to a Tudor supporter—Sir Richard Pole, governor of Wales—and becomes guardian to Arthur, the young Prince of Wales, and his beautiful bride, Katherine of Aragon. But Margaret’s destiny, as cousin to the White Princess, is not for a life in the shadows. Tragedy throws her into poverty, yet a royal death restores her to her place at young Henry VIII’s court where she becomes chief lady-in-waiting to Queen Katherine. There she watches the dominance of the Spanish queen over her husband and her tragic decline. Amid the rapid deterioration of the Tudor court, Margaret must choose whether her allegiance is to the increasingly tyrannical Henry VIII or to her beloved queen. Caught between the old and the new, Margaret must find her own way, concealing her knowledge that an old curse cast upon all the Tudors is slowly coming true...

The King's Curse

The King's Curse
Author: Philippa Gregory
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2014-08
ISBN 10: 9780857207579
ISBN 13: 0857207571
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The King's Curse Book Review:

The riveting story of Margaret Pole, daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, and was one of the few surviving members of the Plantagenet dynasty after the Wars of the Roses. Plantagenet, once carried proudly by Margaret like a crown upon her head, is now, at the end of the 15th century, the most dangerous name in England...

The King's Curse

The King's Curse
Author: Philippa Gregory
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2014-08-14
ISBN 10: 0857207601
ISBN 13: 9780857207609
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The King's Curse Book Review:

'Margaret, I have to tell you. There was a curse.' Elizabeth, my cousin, puts her hand in mine and I can feel her tremble. 'What curse?' 'It was that whoever took my brothers from the Tower, whoever put my brothers to death should die for it.' From the Number One bestselling author of THE WHITE QUEENcomes the riveting story of Margaret Pole, cousin of Elizabeth of York, and her unique view of Henry VIII's terrifying rise to power in Tudor England. As an heir to the Plantagenets, Margaret is seen by the King's mother (THE RED QUEEN) as a powerful threat to the Tudor claim to the throne. She is buried in marriage to a Tudor supporter - Sir Richard Pole, governor of Wales - and becomes guardian to Arthur, the young Prince of Wales, and his beautiful bride, Katherine of Aragon. But Margaret's destiny, as cousin to the queen (THE WHITE PRINCESS), is not for a life in the shadows. Tragedy throws her into poverty and only a royal death restores her to her place at young Henry VIII's court where she becomes chief lady-in-waiting to Queen Katherine. There she watches the dominance of the Spanish queen over her husband and her tragic decline. Amid the rapid deterioration of the Tudor court, Margaret must choose whether her allegiance is to the increasingly tyrannical Henry VIII or to her beloved queen. Caught between the old and the new, Margaret must find her own way, concealing deep within her the knowledge that an old curse cast upon all the Tudors is slowly coming true...

The King's Curse

The King's Curse
Author: Philippa Gregory
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 612
Release: 2014-09-09
ISBN 10: 1451626118
ISBN 13: 9781451626117
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The King's Curse Book Review:

Married to loyal Lancaster supporter Sir Richard Pole to minimize her claim to the throne of Henry VII, Margaret becomes an advisor to newlyweds Prince Arthur and Katherine of Aragon before witnessing the rapid ascent of Henry VIII. By the best-selling author of The White Princess. 200,000 first printing.

The Fae King's Curse

The Fae King's Curse
Author: Jamie Schlosser
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2020-04-20
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 9798635719435
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fae King's Curse Book Review:

Kirian and I were just twelve years old when I pulled him from the icy waters of the creek behind my house. As he looked in my direction with unseeing lavender eyes, I quickly realized our age was just about the only thing we had in common. He spoke with an accent, he had pointy ears, and he was so beautiful it made my heart ache. Oh, and he claimed to be a fae prince cursed by witches who stole his sight.I thought he was crazy from hypothermia. Turns out, he wasn't, and for some reason he keeps coming back. But a day in my world is a year in his. Every time I see him, he's older. Wiser. Hotter.Over the past six years, I've tried not to fall in love with him because the terms of the curse are clear: If he doesn't wait for his fated mate in all ways, including an innocent (or not-so-innocent) kiss, he'll be blind forever.So when Kirian kisses me and pulls me through the portal to his realm, I make it my mission to do some damage control. It'd be a whole lot easier if he wasn't determined to marry me... And if someone wasn't trying to murder me every step of the way.

The Constant Princess

The Constant Princess
Author: Philippa Gregory
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 393
Release: 2006-09-06
ISBN 10: 0743272498
ISBN 13: 9780743272490
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Constant Princess Book Review:

A fictional portrait of Henry VIII's first wife, Katherine of Aragon, follows her through her youthful marriage to Henry's older brother, Arthur, her widowhood, her marriage to Henry, and the divorce that led to Henry's marriage to Anne Boleyn.

The Kingmaker's Daughter

The Kingmaker's Daughter
Author: Philippa Gregory
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2012-08-14
ISBN 10: 1451626142
ISBN 13: 9781451626148
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kingmaker's Daughter Book Review:

In this New York Times bestseller that inspired the critically acclaimed Starz miniseries The White Queen, Philippa Gregory tells the tale of Anne Neville, a beautiful young woman who must navigate the treachery of the English court as her father, known as the Kingmaker, uses her and her sister as pawns in his political game. The Kingmaker’s Daughter—Philippa Gregory’s first sister story since The Other Boleyn Girl—is the gripping tale of the daughters of the man known as the Kingmaker, Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick: the most powerful magnate in fifteenth-century England. Without a son and heir, he uses his daughters, Anne and Isabel, as pawns in his political games, and they grow up to be influential players in their own right. At the court of Edward IV and his beautiful queen, Elizabeth Woodville, Anne grows from a delightful child to become ever more fearful and desperate when her father makes war on his former friends. Married at age fourteen, she is soon left widowed and fatherless, her mother in sanctuary and her sister married to the enemy. Anne manages her own escape by marrying Richard, Duke of Gloucester, but her choice will set her on a collision course with the overwhelming power of the royal family.

The Last Tudor

The Last Tudor
Author: Philippa Gregory
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2017-08-08
ISBN 10: 1476758786
ISBN 13: 9781476758787
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Tudor Book Review:

The latest novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory features one of the most famous women in history, Lady Jane Grey, and her two sisters, each of whom dared to defy her queen. Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days. Her father and his allies crowned her instead of the dead king’s half-sister Mary Tudor, who quickly mustered an army, claimed her throne, and locked Jane in the Tower of London. When Jane refused to betray her Protestant faith, Mary sent her to the executioner’s block, where Jane transformed her father’s greedy power-grab into tragic martyrdom. “Learn you to die,” was the advice Jane wrote to her younger sister Katherine, who has no intention of dying. She intends to enjoy her beauty and her youth and fall in love. But she is heir to the insecure and infertile Queen Mary and then to her sister Queen Elizabeth, who will never allow Katherine to marry and produce a Tudor son. When Katherine’s pregnancy betrays her secret marriage, she faces imprisonment in the Tower, only yards from her sister’s scaffold. “Farewell, my sister,” writes Katherine to the youngest Grey sister, Mary. A beautiful dwarf, disregarded by the court, Mary keeps family secrets, especially her own, while avoiding Elizabeth’s suspicious glare. After seeing her sisters defy their queens, Mary is acutely aware of her own danger, but determined to command her own life. What will happen when the last Tudor defies her ruthless and unforgiving cousin Queen Elizabeth?

The White Queen

The White Queen
Author: Philippa Gregory
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2013-07-09
ISBN 10: 1476735484
ISBN 13: 9781476735481
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The White Queen Book Review:

A tale of the Wars of the Roses follows Elizabeth Woodville, who ascends to royalty and fights for the well-being of her family, including two sons whose imprisonment in the Tower of London precedes a devastating unsolved mystery.

Three Sisters, Three Queens

Three Sisters, Three Queens
Author: Philippa Gregory
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2016-08-09
ISBN 10: 1471133044
ISBN 13: 9781471133046
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three Sisters, Three Queens Book Review:

“There is only one bond that I trust: between a woman and her sisters. We never take our eyes off each other. In love and in rivalry, we always think of each other.” When Katherine of Aragon is brought to the Tudor court as a young bride, the oldest princess, Margaret, takes her measure. With one look, each knows the other for a rival, an ally, a pawn, destined – with Margaret’s younger sister Mary – to a sisterhood unique in all the world. The three sisters will become the queens of England, Scotland and France. United by family loyalties and affections, the three queens find themselves set against each other. Katherine commands an army against Margaret and kills her husband James IV of Scotland. But Margaret’s boy becomes heir to the Tudor throne when Katherine loses her son. Mary steals the widowed Margaret’s proposed husband, but when Mary is widowed it is her secret marriage for love that is the envy of the others. As they experience betrayals, dangers, loss and passion, the three sisters find that the only constant in their perilous lives is their special bond, more powerful than any man, even a king.

The Taming of the Queen

The Taming of the Queen
Author: Philippa Gregory
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2015-08-25
ISBN 10: 1476758794
ISBN 13: 9781476758794
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Taming of the Queen Book Review:

By the #1 New York Times bestselling author behind the Starz original series The White Queen, a riveting new Tudor tale featuring King Henry VIII’s sixth wife Kateryn Parr, the first English queen to publish under her own name. Why would a woman marry a serial killer? Because she cannot refuse… Kateryn Parr, a thirty-year-old widow in a secret affair with a new lover, has no choice when a man old enough to be her father who has buried four wives—King Henry VIII—commands her to marry him. Kateryn has no doubt about the danger she faces: the previous queen lasted sixteen months, the one before barely half a year. But Henry adores his new bride and Kateryn’s trust in him grows as she unites the royal family, creates a radical study circle at the heart of the court, and rules the kingdom as Regent. But is this enough to keep her safe? A leader of religious reform and the first woman to publish in English, Kateryn stands out as an independent woman with a mind of her own. But she cannot save the Protestants, under threat for their faith, and Henry’s dangerous gaze turns on her. The traditional churchmen and rivals for power accuse her of heresy—the punishment is death by fire and the king’s name is on the warrant… From an author who has described all of Henry’s queens comes a deeply intimate portrayal of the last: a woman who longed for passion, power, and education at the court of a medieval killer.

Innocent Traitor

Innocent Traitor
Author: Alison Weir
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2007-02-27
ISBN 10: 9780345498069
ISBN 13: 0345498062
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innocent Traitor Book Review:

“An impressive debut. Weir shows skill at plotting and maintaining tension, and she is clearly going to be a major player in the . . . historical fiction game.”—The Independent I am now a condemned traitor . . . I am to die when I have hardly begun to live. Historical expertise marries page-turning fiction in Alison Weir’s enthralling debut novel, breathing new life into one of the most significant and tumultuous periods of the English monarchy. It is the story of Lady Jane Grey–“the Nine Days’ Queen” –a fifteen-year-old girl who unwittingly finds herself at the center of the religious and civil unrest that nearly toppled the fabled House of Tudor during the sixteenth century. The child of a scheming father and a ruthless mother, for whom she is merely a pawn in a dynastic game with the highest stakes, Jane Grey was born during the harrowingly turbulent period between Anne Boleyn’s beheading and the demise of Jane’s infamous great-uncle, King Henry VIII. With the premature passing of Jane’ s adolescent cousin, and Henry’s successor, King Edward VI, comes a struggle for supremacy fueled by political machinations and lethal religious fervor. Unabashedly honest and exceptionally intelligent, Jane possesses a sound strength of character beyond her years that equips her to weather the vicious storm. And though she has no ambitions to rule, preferring to immerse herself in books and religious studies, she is forced to accept the crown, and by so doing sets off a firestorm of intrigue, betrayal, and tragedy. Alison Weir uses her unmatched skills as a historian to enliven the many dynamic characters of this majestic drama. Along with Lady Jane Grey, Weir vividly renders her devious parents; her much-loved nanny; the benevolent Queen Katherine Parr; Jane’s ambitious cousins; the Catholic “Bloody” Mary, who will stop at nothing to seize the throne; and the protestant and future queen Elizabeth. Readers venture inside royal drawing rooms and bedchambers to witness the power-grabbing that swirls around Lady Jane Grey from the day of her birth to her unbearably poignant death. Innocent Traitor paints a complete and compelling portrait of this captivating young woman, a faithful servant of God whose short reign and brief life would make her a legend. BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Alison Weir's Mary Boleyn.

Curse of the Spider King

Curse of the Spider King
Author: Wayne Thomas Batson,Christopher Hopper
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-11-01
ISBN 10: 1418579211
ISBN 13: 9781418579210
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Curse of the Spider King Book Review:

Fantasy. Mystery. Action. Humor. Parents, teachers, and librarians will no longer have to push kids to read—The Berinfell Prophesies will engage intermediate readers and leave them clamoring for more. The Seven succeeding Elven Lords of Allyra were dead, lost in the Siege of Berinfell as babes. At least that’s what everyone thought until tremors from a distant world known as Earth, revealed strange signs that Elven blood lived among its peoples. With a glimmer of hope in their hearts, sentinels are sent to see if the signs are true. But theirs is not a lone errand. The ruling warlord of Allyra, the Spider King, has sent his own scouts to hunt down the Seven and finish the job they failed to complete many ages ago. Now 13-year-olds on the brink of the Age of Reckoning when their Elven gifts will be manifest, discover the unthinkable truth that their adoptive families are not their only kin. With mysterious Sentinels revealing breathtaking secrets of the past, and dark strangers haunting their every move, will the young Elf Lords find the way back to the home of their birth? Worlds and races collide as the forces of good and evil battle. Will anyone escape the Curse of the Spider King? Learn more about The Berinfell Prophecies at www.heedtheprophecies.wordpress.com. Create your own tribe. Connect with fans through the forum. Win pre-release chapters and the opportunity to have Wayne and Christopher at your very own book party!

The Women of the Cousins' War

The Women of the Cousins' War
Author: Philippa Gregory,David Baldwin,Michael Jones
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-09-13
ISBN 10: 1451629567
ISBN 13: 9781451629569
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Women of the Cousins' War Book Review:

#1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory joins two eminent historians to explore the extraordinary true stories of three women largely forgotten by history: Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford; Elizabeth Woodville, queen of England; and Margaret Beaufort, the founder of the Tudor dynasty. In her essay on Jacquetta, Philippa Gregory uses original documents, archaeology, and histories of myth and witchcraft to create the first-ever biography of the young duchess who survived two reigns and two wars to become the first lady at two rival courts. David Baldwin, established authority on the Wars of the Roses, tells the story of Elizabeth Woodville, the first commoner to marry a king of England for love. And Michael Jones, fellow of the Royal Historical Society, writes of Margaret Beaufort, the almost-unknown matriarch of the House of Tudor. Beautifully illustrated throughout with rare portraits and source materials, The Women of the Cousins’ War offers fascinating insights into the inspirations behind Philippa Gregory’s fiction and will appeal to all with an interest in this epic period.

The Other Boleyn Girl

The Other Boleyn Girl
Author: Philippa Gregory
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 735
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1416556532
ISBN 13: 9781416556534
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Other Boleyn Girl Book Review:

The daughters of a ruthlessly ambitious family, Mary and Anne Boleyn are sent to the court of Henry VIII to attract the attention of the king, who first takes Mary as his mistress and then Anne as his wife.

The Cruel Fae King

The Cruel Fae King
Author: Rebecca Grey,A. K. Koonce
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-11-09
ISBN 10: 9781706975571
ISBN 13: 1706975570
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cruel Fae King Book Review:

He says I'm his fated mate.I say I'm his fated enemy.I was stripped of my royal title because of him. I was banished to a deserted island and left to die because of him.Only when I'm his last option does he remember I exist at all. Now this cruel king is taking me captive to be his bride, join his people, and save his kingdom from a spreading plague.The witch claims this is our destiny written in the magic of the flames and the waves of the sea. I choose my own destiny though. And I'll drown in those cold waters than ever be bound to him.Because he doesn't need a fated fae mate. He needs a savior.And I'd rather die than be either of those things for the Cruel King.NOTE: The Cruel Fae King is a fiery, panty melting enemies to lovers tale intended for readers 18 and over. Fans of Holly Black, Sarah J Maas, and all things sexy fae will fall in lusty hate with the Cursed Kingdoms Series.Reading OrderThe Cruel Fae King - Releasing Nov 19thBook Two - Releasing Dec 10thBook Three - Release date coming soon

The White Princess

The White Princess
Author: Philippa Gregory
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2013-07-23
ISBN 10: 1451626150
ISBN 13: 9781451626155
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The White Princess Book Review:

Adapted for the STARZ original series, The White Princess. Love to the Death. When Henry Tudor picks up the crown of England from the mud of Bosworth field, he knows he must marry the princess of the enemy house—Elizabeth of York—to unify a country divided by war for more than three decades. But his bride is still in love with his dead enemy, and her mother and half of England remain loyal to her brother, the missing York heir. Henry’s greatest fear is that somewhere a prince is waiting to reclaim the throne. When a young man who would be king invades England, Elizabeth has to choose between the new husband she is coming to love and the boy who claims to be her lost brother: the rose of York come home at last. “A bloody irresistible read.” —People “Bring on the blood, sex, and tears!...You name it, it’s all here.” —USA TODAY

The Boleyn Inheritance

The Boleyn Inheritance
Author: Philippa Gregory
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2008-12-30
ISBN 10: 1439124671
ISBN 13: 9781439124673
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boleyn Inheritance Book Review:

Lady-in-waiting Jane Boleyn, the only survivor of the ambitious Boleyn family, testifies against Henry VIII's latest queen, Anne of Cleves, and conspires to place her young cousin, Katherine Howard, on the throne.

Kiss Myself Goodbye

Kiss Myself Goodbye
Author: Ferdinand Mount
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-10-29
ISBN 10: 1472979435
ISBN 13: 9781472979438
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kiss Myself Goodbye Book Review:

'Grimly funny and superbly written, with a twist on every page' – Hilary Mantel 'Delightfully compulsive and unforgettably original' – Hadley Freeman Aunt Munca never told the truth about anything. Calling herself after the mouse in a Beatrix Potter story, she was already a figure of mystery during the childhood of her nephew Ferdinand Mount. Half a century later, a series of startling revelations sets him off on a tortuous quest to find out who this extraordinary millionairess really was. What he discovers is shocking and irretrievably sad, involving multiple deceptions, false identities and abandonments. The story leads us from the back streets of Sheffield at the end of the Victorian age to the highest echelons of English society between the wars. Kiss Myself Goodbye is both an enchanting personal memoir like the author's bestselling Cold Cream, and a voyage into a vanished moral world. An unconventional tale of British social history told backwards, its cryptic and unforgettable protagonist Munca joins the ranks of memorable aunts in literature, from Dickens' Betsy Trotwood to Graham Greene's Aunt Augusta.

Between Dawn and Dusk

Between Dawn and Dusk
Author: Jamie Schlosser
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2020-04-04
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 9798631717039
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Between Dawn and Dusk Book Review:

I've got a problem. A big muscly problem, with icy blue eyes, long dark hair, and tight leather pants.Keryth is the Night Realm king. My father's greatest enemy. And my fated mate.It isn't easy being a fae princess of the Day Realm. Our kingdom has suffered hardships, but if my father won't approve of the mating bond with Keryth, they'll be putting another body in a casket-mine. If we're kept apart, we'll both die. Not to be dramatic or anything. Destiny just doesn't like to be denied, and our sanity will wither away if we don't give in.Too bad my father doesn't care about that. His solution is to lock me away forever.When Keryth comes to rescue me, I know we can take on anything as long as we're together. But old rivalries die hard, and the past sins of our families come back to haunt us, affecting our future and the ones we love the most.