The Strangled Queen (The Accursed Kings, Book 2): The Strangled Queen by Maurice DruonThe Strangled Queen (The Accursed Kings, Book 2): The Strangled Queen by Maurice Druon

The Strangled Queen (The Accursed Kings, Book 2): The Strangled Queen

byMaurice Druon

Paperback | November 12, 2013

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'This was the original game of thrones' George R.R. MartinThe King is dead. Long live the King.Philip IV is dead and his great kingdom is in disarray. It seems the fatal curse of the Templars is plaguing the royal house of France.His son has been enthroned as Louis X; but with his disgraced wife Marguerite imprisoned in the Chateau Gaillard for her adultery, Louis can produce no heir with which to secure the succession. But neither can he marry again while she lives.The web of scandal, murder and intrigue that once wove itself around the court of the Iron King continues to draw in his descendants, as the destruction of his dynasty continues apace.
Maurice Druon was a French resistance hero, a Knight of the British Empire and a holder of the Grand Croix de la Légion d'Honneur. He was also a member of the Académie française and a celebrated novelist, best known for his series of seven historical novels under the title of The Accursed Kings, which were twice adapted for television....
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Title:The Strangled Queen (The Accursed Kings, Book 2): The Strangled QueenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pagesPublished:November 12, 2013Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:000749128X

ISBN - 13:9780007491285

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'Iron kings and strangled queens, battles and betrayals, lies and lust, the curse of the Templars, the doom of a great dynasty - and all of it (well, most of it) straight from the pages of history, and believe me, the Starks and the Lannisters have nothing on the Capets and Plantagenets. Whether you are a history buff or a fantasy fan, Druon's epic will keep you turning pages. This was the original game of thrones' George R.R. Martin'Blood-curdling tale of intrigue, murder, corruption and sexual passion' The Sunday Times'Dramatic and colourful as a Dumas romance but stiffened by historical accuracy and political insight' The Sunday Times'Barbaric, sensual, teeming with life, based in wide reading and sound scholarship.among the best historical novels' The Times Literary Supplement