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The King Without a Kingdom

by Maurice Druon

Part of the The Accursed Kings Series

Action / Adventure / Spy / Espionage eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction

The King Without a Kingdom Synopsis

'This was the original GAME OF THRONES' George R.R. Martin Available for the first time in English, THE KING WITHOUT A KINGDOM is the seventh and final volume of The Accursed Kings series. The reign of the Capetian kings has ended and John II, 'The Good', takes the throne. Under the leadership of this vain, cruel, incompetent monarch The Hundred Years War escalates and England and France begin to tear each other apart. Warring factions plunder the land, famine threatens the people and the Black Death spreads far and wide. France is bleeding to death around the new king...

The King Without a Kingdom Press Reviews

'One of the greatest series of historical novels. The Accursed Kings creates a compelling world, which is strange but utterly convincing. An inspiration (for THRONE OF THE CAESARS)'
Harry Sidebottom, author of the Warrior of Rome novels

'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

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780007491384
Publication date: 21/05/2015
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780007491377
Publication date: 01/01/2015
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007491384
Publication date: 21st May 2015
Author: Maurice Druon
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 368 pages
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,
Categories: Historical fiction,

About Maurice Druon

Maurice Druon was a French resistance hero, a Knight of the British Empire and a holder of the Grand Croix de la Legion d'Honneur. He was also a member of the Academie francaise 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. A passionate Anglophile, he was a great expert on all things English, including its medieval history, which provides great inspiration for the series. His many and diverse fans include George RR Martin, Nicolas Sarkozy and Vladimir Putin.

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