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Eleanor And The Iron King

Author : Julie Daines
ISBN : 1680472372
Genre : Arranged marriage
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In 12th century Wales, Eleanor de Lacy is forced to become the wife of the infamous Welsh King Brach Goch. Resigned to a life of misery and receiving an ominous warning from the uneasy spirit of Brach's first wife that he is not to be trusted, Eleanor soon realizes all is not as it seems. Is Brach the monster she dreaded? Or is he a handsome and charming man whose gentle ways soon undermine her resolve to lock her heart?
Category: Arranged marriage

Eleanor Of Aquitaine

Author : Marion Meade
ISBN : 9781474603317
Genre : History
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A comprehensive account of the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine. The wife of King Louis VII of France and then of King Henry II of England, and mother to Richard Coeur de Lion and King John, she became the key political figure of the twelfth century. Eleanor's long life inspired a number of legends. At twenty-five she set out for the Holy Land as a Crusader, and at seventy-eight she crossed the Pyrenees to Spain to fetch the granddaughter whose marriage would be, she hoped, a pledge of peace between England and France. This is a compassionate biography of this charismatic queen and the world she ruled over.
Category: History

A Woman Of The Iron People

Author : Eleanor Arnason
ISBN : 9781497605169
Genre : Fiction
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This James Tiptree Jr. Award–winning anthropological science fiction novel about first contact with an alien culture is “fascinating” and “irresistible” (Ursula K. LeGuin). Lixia and the members of her human crew are determined not to disturb the life on the planet circling the Star Sigma Draconis which they have begun exploring. But the factions on the mother ship hovering above the planet may create an unintended chaos for both the life on the planet and the humans exploring it. As the anger increases on the ship, the ground crew becomes more and more affected by the conflict and begins to rely on their instincts to keep the project moving forward. Unexpected danger plagues the mission as Lixia is determined to expand her knowledge. This “excellent, anthropologically oriented SF tale” novel (Publishers Weekly) explores the mix of fear and fascination as humans and aliens meet, alert to the potential for both mutual enrichment and mutual destruction, and offers “strong characters, well-written dialogue, and a plot full of adventure” (School Library Journal).
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Queen Of Thorns

Author : Paula M. Hunter
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Queen of Thorns is the second book in the Gothic Faerie Series. Gerda and Kai make plans to return home, as Khione recovers from Queen Eleanor’s second failed assignation attempt. Even though Khione remembers nothing of the last six months, she faces some tough decisions. Eleanor unaware of her failed plan to rid herself of her daughter, decides to move forward with her political and personal alliance with King Wilbur. A decision she may yet regret. It's Ruby's eighteenth birthday. Whilst walking through the woods, to her grandmother’s house, she is subjected to an unpleasant experience. When she finally arrives at her grandmother's she witnesses something that makes her wonder if all is not what it seems. In the realm of Terra, Lexi awakes to find a freak snow storm has ground the whole city to a halt. This sets off a chain of events, including a shocking revelation from her past. The Gothic Faerie Tale Series, a fusion of faerie tales, folklore, myth & legends with action/adventure and a magical touch of romance.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

The Iron King

Author : Maurice Druon
ISBN : UCSC:32106008378090
Genre : Fiction
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Iron Fire And Ice

Author : Ed West
ISBN : 9781510735651
Genre : History
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A young pretender raises an army to take the throne. Learning of his father’s death, the adolescent, dashing and charismatic and descended from the old kings of the North, vows to avenge him. He is supported in this war by his mother, who has spirited away her two younger sons to safety. Against them is the queen, passionate, proud, and strong-willed and with more of the masculine virtues of the time than most men. She too is battling for the inheritance of her young son, not yet fully grown but already a sadist who takes delight in watching executions. Sound familiar? It may read like the plot of Game of Thrones. Yet that was also the story of the bloodiest battle in British history, fought at the culmination of the War of the Roses. George RR Martin’s bestselling novels are rife with allusions, inspirations, and flat-out copies of real-life people, events, and places of medieval and Tudor England and Europe. The Red Wedding? Based on actual events in Scottish history. The poisoning of Joffrey Baratheon? Eerily similar to the death of William the Conqueror’s grandson. The Dothraki? Also known as Huns, Magyars, Turks, and Mongols. Join Ed West, author of Skyhorse’s A Very, Very Short History of England series, as he explores all of Martin’s influences, from religion to war to powerful women. Instead of despairing while waiting for Season 8 of Game of Thrones, discover the real history behind the phenomenon and see for yourself that truth is stranger than fiction.
Category: History

Eleanor Of Aquitaine

Author : Alison Weir
ISBN : 9781446449028
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine was one of the leading personalities of the Middle Ages and also one of the most controversial. She was beautiful, intelligent and wilful, and in her lifetime there were rumours about her that were not without substance. She had been reared in a relaxed and licentious court where the arts of the troubadours flourished, and was even said to have presided over the fabled Courts of Love. Eleanor married in turn Louis VII of France and Henry II of England, and was the mother of Richard the Lionheart and King John. She lived to be 82, but it was only in old age that she triumphed over the adversities and tragedies of her earlier years and became virtual ruler of England. Eleanor has exerted a fascination over writers and biographers for 800 years, but the prevailing myths and legends that attach to her name still tend to obscure the truth. By careful research, Alison Weir has produced a vivid biography with a fresh and provocative perspective on this extraordinary woman.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Eleanor Of Aquitaine And The High Middle Ages

Author : Nancy Plain
ISBN : 0761418342
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A biography of the twelfth-century queen, first of France, then of England, who was the wife of Henry II also discusses life in the Middle Ages.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Captive Queen And Eleanor Of Aquitaine

Author : Alison Weir
ISBN : 9781446457733
Genre : Fiction
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A special bundle of one fiction and one non-fiction title from bestselling historian Alison Weir, both exploring the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine. The Captive Queen: It is the year 1152 and a beautiful woman of thirty, attended by only a small armed escort, is riding southwards through what is now France, leaving behind her crown, her two young daughters and a shattered marriage to Louis of France, who had been more like a monk than a king, and certainly not much of a lover. This woman is Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine, and her sole purpose now is to return to her vast duchy and marry the man she loves, Henry Plantagenet, a man destined for greatness as King of England. Theirs is a union founded on lust which will create a great empire stretching from the wilds of Scotland to the Pyrenees. It will also create the devil's brood of Plantagenets - including Richard Cœur de Lion and King John - and the most notoriously vicious marriage in history. Eleanor of Aquitaine: Wife of Louis VII of France and subsequently of Henry II of England and mother of Richard the Lionheart, Eleanor played a prominent part in the politics of the 12th century. In her biography, Alison Weir brings all the colour and ever-present dangers of Eleanor's world to life, filling the text with absorbing background detail and revelatory contemporary anecdotes. The result is a fresh and thoughtful perspective on the energetic 82 years of life of a determined and ambitious woman living with the sexism, excesses and violence of a society in which the word of a single man could condemn thousands to be put to death.
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