Titolo: The Last Queen: A Novel
Casa editrice: Ballantine Books
Data di pubblicazione: 2009
Condizione libro: very good
Gently used. Expect delivery in 2-3 weeks. Codice inventario libreria 9780345501851-3
Riassunto: In this stunning novel, C. W. Gortner brings to life Juana of Castile, the third child of Queen Isabel and King Ferdinand of Spain, who would become the last queen of Spanish blood to inherit her country?s throne. Along the way, Gortner takes the reader from the somber majesty of Spain to the glittering and lethal courts of Flanders, France, and Tudor England.
Born amid her parents? ruthless struggle to unify and strengthen their kingdom, Juana, at the age of sixteen, is sent to wed Philip, heir to the Habsburg Empire. Juana finds unexpected love and passion with her dashing young husband, and at first she is content with her children and her married life. But when tragedy strikes and she becomes heir to the Spanish throne, Juana finds herself plunged into a battle for power against her husband that grows to involve the major monarchs of Europe. Besieged by foes on all sides, Juana vows to secure her crown and save Spain from ruin, even if it costs her everything.
Dall'editore: THE LAST QUEEN brings to life the grandeur, drama, and intrigue, as well as the humanity, of a time and a woman rarely written about. Juana of Castile is legendary in Spain; but, was she truly mad? Or has she been misjudged by history? C.W. Gortner offers a tantalizing re-interpretation of this most haunting of royal women in a novel that is certain to thrill fans of historical fiction and historical romance alike. This edition also offers a special reading group guide.
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