Versailles Sweeping. Sexy. Dramatic. the Most Captivating Historical Novel You'll Read This Year

by Elizabeth Massie

Historical Fiction

Versailles Sweeping. Sexy. Dramatic. the Most Captivating Historical Novel You'll Read This Year Synopsis

LOVE AND DEATH; SEX AND VENGEANCE. 1667. The civil wars are over. King Louis XIV crushed the nobility's rebellion against his father; the throne is his. But far from giving up, the aristocracy hounds his every step, waiting for the right moment to seize power for themselves. If they will not be loyal, they will obey, no matter the cost. To ensnare them, he must spin a web: the greatest palace the world has ever seen, Versailles, a prison of opulence where his power is absolute. Trapped by his invitation, lured away from Paris, the nobles have no choice but to play Louis' game of manipulation and treachery. Meanwhile, the court becomes a battlefield of tactical liaisons and salacious passions. The Queen, Theresa of Austria, must fight to keep her husband's attentions while he falls under the spell of his powerful mistress, the sister of the King of England, who knows full well that the power of desire can bring even a king to his knees.

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ISBN: 9781782399988
Publication date: 16/06/2016
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781782399988
Publication date: 16th June 2016
Author: Elizabeth Massie
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 432 pages
Genres: Historical Fiction, Books Behind TV & Film,
Categories: Historical fiction,

About Elizabeth Massie

British screenwriter David Wolstencroft is best known for his work on the TV series Spooks. He is the celebrated author of two spy novels. Simon Mirren has gained global acclaim for his work on the hit TV series Criminal Minds. Together, they sweep the reader away to the realm of the Sun King and unveil the secrets of the world's most beautiful palace's construction. Elizabeth Massie has written several historical novels as well as the novelization of The Tudors TV series.

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