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The King Without a Kingdom by Maurice Druon
  

The King Without a Kingdom

Part of the The Accursed Kings Series
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The world of fiction and fact merge in this feast of historical intrigue, bloody battle and cankerous corruption. Translated from French, visit the beginning of the Hundred Years War; with ‘narration’ by Cardinal Perigord, helping to draw you in, to settle at his feet and become a part of these times. This is the seventh and final book in the ‘Accursed Kings’ series and will have you hunting down the first six. You really do feel as though you are in the midst of the most wonderful history lesson. If it were fiction, you would call the author fanciful, knowing it has a solid base in history adds to the superb storytelling, making this well worth a read. ~ Liz Robinson

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The King Without a Kingdom by Maurice Druon

'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...

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

About the Author

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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Book Info

Publication date

21st May 2015

Author

Maurice Druon

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Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
368 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
Action Adventure / Spy
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Historical fiction

ISBN

9780007491384

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