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N. Gemini Sasson
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4 April 2012
England, 1326. Edward II has been dethroned. Queen Isabella and her lover, Sir Roger Mortimer, are at the pinnacle of their power. Fated to rule, Isabella's son becomes King Edward III at the callow age of fourteen. Young Edward, however, must bide his time as the loyal son until he can break the shackles of his minority and dissolve the regency council which dictates his every action. When the former king is found mysteriously dead in his cell, the truth becomes obscured and Isabella can no longer trust her own memory . . . or confide in those closest to her. Meanwhile, she struggles to keep her beloved Mortimer at her side and gain yet another crown-France's-for the son who no longer trusts her. Amidst a maelstrom of shifting loyalties, accusations of murder propel England to the brink of civil war. In the sequel to Isabeau, secrecy and treason, conspiracy and revenge once again overtake England. The future rests in the hands of a mother and son whose bonds have reached a breaking point.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 356 pages
  • Publisher: Cader Idris Press (4 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982715889
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982715888
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 15 x 22.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,140,894 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

N. Gemini Sasson is the author of six historical novels set in 14th and 15th century Scotland, England and Wales, including The Bruce Trilogy and Isabeau, A Novel of Queen Isabella and Sir Roger Mortimer (2011 IPPY Silver Medalist in Historical Fiction). Her latest release is Uneasy Lies the Crown, A Novel of Owain Glyndwr. Long after writing about Robert the Bruce and Queen Isabella, Sasson learned she is a descendant of both.

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Books by N. Gemini Sasson:
- In the Time of Kings (Time Travel Romance/Adventure, set in medieval Scotland) -
***Release date Sept. 14, 2013***
- The Crown in the Heather (The Bruce Trilogy: Book I)
- Worth Dying For (The Bruce Trilogy: Book II)
- The Honor Due a King (The Bruce Trilogy: Book III)
- Isabeau: A Novel of Queen ISabella and Sir Roger Mortimer (The Isabella Books)
- The King Must Die: Murder and revenge in the time of Edward III (The Isabella Books)
- Uneasy Lies the Crown: A Novel of Owain Glyndwr

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable read 1 April 2013
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Having read Isabeau I immediately downloaded this and enjoyed the conclusion of her story and a part of history I have not learnt much about before. This interpretation of events was brought to life and if even half is accurate she went through alot in her long life, that I would not wish on anyone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth reading 14 May 2014
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Second in series and worth reading,story may have some romantic license but it is a good download .it does make you want to find out more!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Historical Read 15 Jan 2014
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Another great read by a favourite author. I love reading books that are based on historical events and this author is one of the best. This story concerns the wife of Edward II, mother of Edward III, and her lover Roger Mortimer. The historical background has been well researched. I would recommend to other lovers of historical fiction. Good value for money for an ebook.
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4.0 out of 5 stars very interesting read 8 Nov 2013
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this is the second book of Isabella. I like it as I havnt read anything of Edward the 2 and 3. the only criticism is you dont seem to get to know the people in the book easily, and a lot to remember.
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The story of Richard the Second is often overlooked but is an important period of English History. The strong characters of Richard's
Queen, Isabelle, and her lover, Roger Mortimer carry the story through to the accession of Edward the Third. The mystery of the fate of Richard the Second is given a plausible explanation. The story also shows the development of Edward's strong character which made him one of England's greatest Kings.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just enthralling: 4 Nov 2013
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Found both books to be annoying for the first few pages with american spelling, but after that I forgot/forgave as they story was so enthralling I couldn't wait to get back to them.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Love a Good Historical Read 2 Oct 2013
By Kerry M
Being an avid reader of historical fiction, I couldn't wait to start this book. The book follows the history of Isabella and Edward II, their son an heir Edward III and of course all of the favourites of each. Was Edward II really murdered so that his son could take the crown? Was he gay, as the book indicates - historical records suggest that he was. His favourites (always dandies) were avarice and their greed almost bankrupted the monarchy and country. Edward III was a courageous King, although flawed. He loved his country, his wife Phillipa and his mistress Alice Perrers, who was said to have stolen the jewels from his dead body.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pleasant reading 25 April 2013
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Good story line and fairly faithful to historical data with a pinch of imagination and very colourful narrative which can be rather yucky!
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