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The King's Daughter

Thornleigh #2

by Barbara Kyle

Upon the death of her father, Henry VIII, Queen Mary assumes the throne after a long exile. Her first order of business is to wed the devout Prince Philip of Spain, creating a powerful alliance that will transform...


La reina Jezabel

Las Medici #3

by Jean Plaidy

La tercera parte de la fabulosa trilogía sobre Catalina de Médici, uno de los personajes más fascinantes de la historia.

La madrugada del 24 de agosto de 1572, Catalina de Médici agregó a su largo historial...


The King's Agent

by Donna Russo Morin

To the casual observer, Battista della Paglia is an avid art collector, or perhaps a nimble thief. In reality, the cunning Italian is an agent for François, the King of France, for whom he procures the greatest...


By the King's Design

by Christine Trent

Strong-willed Annabelle Stirling is more than capable of running the family draper shop after the untimely death of her parents. Under her father's tutelage, she became a talented cloth merchant, while her brother...


The Lily and the Lion

The Accursed Kings #6

by Maurice Druon

‘This was the original game of thrones’ George R.R. Martin

The royal house of France has fallen. Charles IV is dead, fulfilling the curse of the Templars once and for all. This leaves the path to the throne...


The Queen's Captive

Thornleigh #3

by Barbara Kyle

England, 1554. In the wake of the failed Wyatt Rebellion, a vengeful Queen Mary has ordered all conspirators captured and executed. Among the imprisoned is her own sister, twenty-one-year-old Princess Elizabeth....


Life of an Amorous Man

by Ihara,Saikaku

First published in 1682, The Life of an Amorous Man depicts the pursuits and follies of the glorious age of old Japan, when the new bourgeoisie, unfettered by the societal constraints of the traditional aristocracy,...


A Corruptible Crown

by Gillian Bradshaw

The compelling sequel to the English Civil War novel London in Chains - It is 1648, and the Civil War has been resurrected by a king still determined to be an absolute ruler and a parliament unable to agree...


The She-Wolf

The Accursed Kings #5

by Maurice Druon

“This is the original Game of Thrones.” George R.R. Martin.

Charles IV is now king of France and his sister is Edward II of England’s Queen. Having been imprisoned by Edward as leader of the rebellious...


The Poisoned Crown

The Accursed Kings #3

by Maurice Druon

“This is the original Game of Thrones.” George R.R. Martin.

No man is impervious to the poisons of the crown…

Having murdered his wife and exiled his mistress, King Louis X of France becomes besotted with...


The Strangled Queen

The Accursed Kings #2

by Maurice Druon

“This is the original Game of Thrones.” George R.R. Martin.

The King is dead. Long live the King.

With King Philip IV dead, and the Kingdom left in disarray, as the fatal curse of the Templars plagues the...


The Iron King

The Accursed Kings #1

by Maurice Druon

‘This is the original game of thrones’ George R.R. Martin

From the publishers that brought you A Game of Thrones comes the series that inspired George R.R. Martin’s epic work.

France became a great nation...