The Queen's Vow

A Novel of Isabella of Castile
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Author(s): C.W. Gortner
Original Publish Date: Jun 12, 2012
Product Number: EB00151720
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780345523983
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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"A masterwork by a skilled craftsman...?ake a vow to read this book."-New York Journal of Books Isabella is barely a teenager when she becomes an unwitting pawn in a plot to dethrone her half brother, King Enrique. Suspected of treason and held captive, she treads a perilous path, torn between loyalties, until at age seventeen she suddenly finds herself heiress of Castile, the largest kingdom in Spain. Plunged into a deadly conflict to secure her crown, she is determined to wed the one man she loves yet who is forbidden to her-Fernando, prince of AragOn. As they unite their two realms under "one crown, one country, one faith," Isabella and Fernando face an impoverished Spain beset by enemies. With the future of her throne at stake, Isabella resists the zealous demands of the inquisitor Torquemada even as she is seduced by the dreams of an enigmatic navigator named Columbus. But when the Moors of the southern domain of Granada declare war, a violent, treacherous battle against an ancient adversary erupts, one that will test all of Isabella's resolve, her courage, and her tenacious belief in her destiny. Praise for The Queen's Vow "A beautifully crafted piece of historical fiction...?ortner's vivid details blend with his deeply intensive research to re-create Isabella and Castile in a way that the reader will find compelling and immersive, bringing not just the Queen but the whole nation to life."-RT Book Reviews "A fascinating story...?hrough his creative and spellbinding storytelling, Gortner's readers come to know Isabella intimately in mind, heart and body as she lives through a tumultuous time, her intense longing to be the determiner of her own unique destiny."-Wichita Falls Times Record News "A novel of triumph as Isabella vanquishes her enemies one by one...?She is] a very human and appealing character."-The Roanoke Times "Politically charged, passionate...?a] well-researched, intriguing historical."-Bookreporter

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Author(s): C.W. Gortner
Narrator(s): Rosalyn Landor
Product Number Z100094739
Released: Jun 16, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483067681

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