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    • ISBN:9781444721010
    • Publication date:21 Jun 2012

The Queen's Vow

By C W Gortner

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Lavish historical fiction for fans of Philippa Gregory, from C. W. Gortner, author of THE LAST QUEEN.
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  • ISBN: 9781444720808
  • Publication date: 03 Jan 2013
  • Page count: 400
  • Imprint: Hodder Paperbacks
A fascinating tale of young Elizabeth in danger at her sister's court. Fast-paced and exciting, with beautifully researched historical details and a most engaging hero, this story is so vivid you feel you are there! — Diana Gabaldon
The Tudor Conspiracy weaves a suspenseful, tangled skein of intrigue. It is a vibrant historical mystery and crime-thriller with an A-list cast of characters. Here are Elizabeth Tudor and her Robert Dudley in a light you've seldom seen them. — Margaret George, author of Elizabeth I
The story is a rich, sweeping epic, with an expressive, engaging narrative that completely immerses the reader . . . this absorbing novel gives a fresh perspective on historical events by telling the story from an original and very personal point of view. — thebookbag.co.uk
Gortner has again produced a richly detailed book that is hard to put down. — Historical Novels Review
'Alison Weir and Philippa Gregory fans will devour this smashing fictional biography.' — Booklist on THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI
Disturbing royal secrets and court manipulations wickedly twist this enthralling story, brilliantly told. — Publishers Weekly on THE LAST QUEEN
Compelling... a riveting blend of passion, power and betrayal. — Inside Soap on THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI
Well researched . . . Entirely convincing . . . a fascinating read about Spanish history and this rather controversial queen. — sixtyplusurfers.co.uk
A joy to read . . . I adored this book . . . storytelling at its very best. — cloverhillbookreviews.blogspot.co.uk
Gortner is a master story-teller, weaving superbly written fiction around an extensively researched historical backdrop. You can actually hear Isabella's voice resonate through the centuries . . . I feel this book is one that will become another runaway success, and deservedly so. I thoroughly enjoyed it. — sir-readalot.blogspot.co.uk
Gortner's sweeping, sumptuous novel takes his readers from the glorious palaces of Segovia to the battlefields of Granada and the intrigue-laden gardens of Seville as well as creating the very human story of a woman pitted against the might and machinations of Spain's most powerful men . . . this is historical fiction written with the heart as well as the head, and allows us to view the remarkable Isabella as very much a product of, and exception to, her times. — Isle of Man Examiner
'This book was a joy to read, it was such a refreshing change to read history from a different point of view . . . This really was a great book and such a surprise for me, it was easily one of my books of the year'. — readinggivesmewings.wordpress.com
'Gortner has woven an exquisite tale, fraught with peril . . . There is real edge-of-the-seat stuff here . . . The writing flows so beautifully you could almost believe you're seeing it first hand and will be almost completely immersed in a world of deception, deceit, danger, love, passion, power and politics'. — kincavelkorner.wordpress.com
The Queen's Vow is one of the smoothest, most emotive historical novels I have read in some time. — sjat.wordpress.com
The Queen's Vow is a captivating book, which has made C.W. Gortner an author whose work I'll definitely keep an eye out for in the future — afantasticallibrarian.com
A compelling and emotionally powerful account of the life of the young Isabella of Castille... Gortner presents a most vivid portrait. — forwinternights.wordpress.com
A fantastic portrayal. — medievalbookworm.com
'A marvellous story, and one that is superbly told . . . a fascinating, gripping read'. — writerlywitterings.wordpress.com
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