Author: Nicola Tallis

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 1681772876

Category: History

Page: 384

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A significant retelling of the often-misunderstood tale of Lady Jane Grey's journey through her trial and execution—recalling the dangerous plots and web of deadly intrigue in which she became involuntarily tangled, and which ultimately led to a catastrophic conclusion. "Good people, I am come hither to die, and by a law I am condemned to the same.” These were the heartbreaking words of a seventeen-year-old girl, Lady Jane Grey, as she stood on the scaffold awaiting death on a cold February morning in 1554. Minutes later her head was struck from her body with a single stroke of a heavy axe. Her death for high treason sent shockwaves through the Tudor world, and served as a gruesome reminder to all who aspired to a crown that the axe could fall at any time. Jane is known to history as "the Nine Days Queen," but her reign lasted, in fact, for thirteen days. The human and emotional aspects of her story have often been ignored, although she is remembered as one of the Tudor Era’s most tragic victims. While this is doubtlessly true, it is only part of the complex jigsaw of Jane’s story. She was a remarkable individual with a charismatic personality who earned the admiration and affection of many of those who knew her. All were impressed by her wit, passion, intelligence, and determined spirit. Furthermore, the recent trend of trying to highlight her achievements and her religious faith has, in fact, further obscured the real Jane, a young religious radical who saw herself as an advocate of the reformed faith—Protestantism—and ultimately became a martyr for it. Crown of Blood is an important and significant retelling of an often-misunderstood tale: set at the time of Jane’s downfall and following her journey through to her trial and execution, each chapter moves between the past and the “present,” using a rich abundance of primary source material (some of which has never been published) in order to paint a vivid picture of Jane’s short and turbulent life. This dramatic narrative traces the dangerous plots and web of deadly intrigue in which Jane became involuntarily tangled—and which ultimately led to a shocking and catastrophic conclusion.
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The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey

Author: Nicola Tallis

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1782436723

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 7236

'Good people, I am come hither to die, and by a law I am condemned to the same'. These were the heartbreaking words of a seventeen-year-old girl, Lady Jane Grey, as she stood on the scaffold on a cold February morning in 1554. Her death for high treason sent shockwaves through the Tudor world and served as a gruesome reminder to all who aspired to the Crown that the axe could fall at any time. While the story of 'the Nine Days Queen' has been told, the human and emotional aspects are often ignored. The recent trend of trying to highlight her achievements and her religious faith has, in fact, further obscured the real Jane, a young religious radical who saw herself as an advocate of Protestantism, and who ultimately became a martyr for her faith. This is an important and significant retelling of an often misread tale, examining evidence that has never before been published. Following Lady Jane Grey's journey from the deadly intrigues of her childhood that led inexorably through to her trial and execution, historian Nicola Tallis unravels the grim tapestry of her life along the way.
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Author: Keary Taylor

Publisher: Keary Taylor Book, INC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 285

View: 8729

This is not the first time Logan has died. This is not the first time she has fallen in love with Cyrus. Logan is not even the first name she has been given. Logan fell irreversibly in love with Cyrus, but she needs time to cope with the ramifications of his choice, one made thousands of years ago. She needs time alone to piece herself together. She has to face the woman who brought her into this immortal world. And the feeble attempt on Cyrus life doesn’t sit right with her. She wants answers—who tried to kill him and why? Past sins are never easy to forgive, but as memories surface, staying away from Cyrus begins to feel impossible. There are a million reasons she’s fallen for him, over and over. Through everything, Cyrus has fought for her, death after death. A love like this has never been seen before. And love has never been this complicated.
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Author: Gav Thorpe

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 0857660594

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 6923

ULLSAARD HAS CONQUERED THE KNOWN WORLD. All have fallen before his armies. Now it's time to take the long journey home, back to the revered heart of the great Empire he had helped create for his distant masters. But when he returns to the capital, life there is so very different from what he had believed. Could it be that everything he has fought for, has conquered and killed for, has been a lie? File Under: Epic Fantasy [ Conquering Armies | A Vast Empire | Temple Of Shadows | Rebellion And War ]
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Author: Keary Taylor

Publisher: Keary Taylor Book, INC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 291

View: 8680

Years of bad luck have made Logan Pierce a little bitter, but it all goes from bad to worse the night she witnesses two immortal beings rip a man’s head off with their bare hands. Her life is wrecked overnight by a single man—Cyrus, who seems to think she’s someone important in his bloody world. But they won’t know the truth until she’s dead, and he’s very anxious to help her get there. But Logan isn’t going down without a fight. She makes him a deal. She will die, but first he must spend a month getting to know her, a month to change his mind. What she doesn’t expect is a month filled with displays of incredible wealth, spontaneous trips across the country, and unbelievable acts of immortal power. And as Logan spends her last days with Cyrus, she stops seeing the monster and begins to see a lonely, broken man she can’t walk away from. If she isn’t careful, it won’t just be her life she loses at the end of the month, but her heart as well... Crown of Death is a new standalone series set in the House of Royals world. It is not necessary to have read the House of Royals Saga to start this series.
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Author: Nicola Tallis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781782438670

Category: Great Britain

Page: 376

View: 1473

Good people, I am come hither to die, and by a law I am condemned to the same. These were the words uttered by the seventeen-year-old Lady Jane Grey as she stood on the scaffold awaiting death on a cold February morning in 1554. Forced onto the throne by the great power players at court, Queen Jane reigned for just thirteen tumultuous days before being imprisoned in the Tower, condemned for high treason and executed. In this dramatic retelling of an often misread tale, historian and researcher Nicola Tallis explores a range of evidence that has never before been used in a biography to sweep away the many myths and reveal the moving, human story of an extraordinarily intelligent, independent and courageous young woman.
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Author: T.K. Roxborogh

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1742288510

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5787

'Do you think that fate controls our lives or that we have the freedom to choose our own path?' For Fleance, the only son of Banquo, Thane of Lochaber, the time has come to make a choice. Since his father's brutal murder ten years ago, he has hidden in the woods of Northern England, keeping his identity a secret from all. Now Fleance must unmask his enemies and discover why he is plagued by his father's ghost. But everything in life has a price. Fleance must sacrifice his love for Rosie and journey back to his homeland if he is to find the answers and fulfil his father's dying wish. The choices he makes will change his life forever while the secrets from his past threaten to bring down the throne of Scotland. An epic tale of love, loss and revenge set amidst the turmoil of Scotland after Macbeth.
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Omnibus

Author: Gavin Thorpe

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 0857663038

Category: Fiction

Page: 1024

View: 2800

The Empire of the Blood Trilogy Includes: The Crown of the Blood The Crown of the Conqueror The Crown of the Usurper THE CROWN OF THE BLOOD He had brought his master's Empire to the furthest reaches of the world. All had fallen before him. Now he longs for home. But home isn't what it was. Could it be that everything he's fought for all those years has been a lie? A sweeping fantasy of immense battles, demonic magic and dark politics. THE CROWN OF THE CONQUEROR Ullsaard has won the crown But when he is confronted with a truth too shocking to contemplate, he has to make the impossible choice between power and honour. And now the real battle has begun in this stunning sequel to The Crown of the Blood, packed with gargantuan battles, demonic magic and treacherous politics. THE CROWN OF THE USURPER The stunning conclusion to the epic Crown of the Blood series. File Under: Fantasy [ Epic battles / Political Intrigue / Mystical Powers / Hidden Rulers ] From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Author: Thorpe, Gav

Publisher: Ireland Books

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 2267

ULLSAARD HAS CONQUERED THE KNOWN WORLD. All have fallen before his armies. Now it's time to take the long journey home, back to the revered heart of the great Empire he had helped create for his distant masters. But when he returns to the capital, life there is so very different from what he had believed. Could it be that everything he has fought for, has conquered and killed for, has been a lie?
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Author: Gwynn White

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781515104827

Category:

Page: 418

View: 5060

A marriage she didn't want. A prophecy that could change the world. Lynx of Norin is a proud warrior who always does what's right for her people. When an ancient treaty and a thousand superhuman guards force her to leave her land for an arranged marriage, she knows it's her duty. Lynx begrudgingly travels to wed her sworn enemy, the supernaturally powerful Lukan Avanov. Lukan grows to love his bride-to-be, but he wasn't prepared for a second mysterious visitor to ruin his plans. A curse that has been prophesied for ages may come true on Lukan's watch, and it could bring down his entire family. As Lynx seeks to destroy the Avanovs from the inside, Lukan fights to keep his kingdom from falling apart. Lives and civilization are on the line. Who will come out on top and who will fall to the deadly curse?Rebel's Honor is an epic steampunk fantasy set in a world where anything is possible. If you like page-turning action, captivating stories, and vivid steampunk imagery, then you'll love the first installment in Gwynn White's Crown of Blood series. Buy Rebel's Honor to join the fight for freedom today!
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Author: Thorpe, Gav

Publisher: Ireland Books

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 6209

ULLSAARD HAS CONQUERED THE KNOWN WORLD. All have fallen before his armies. Now it's time to take the long journey home, back to the revered heart of the great Empire he had helped create for his distant masters. But when he returns to the capital, life there is so very different from what he had believed. Could it be that everything he has fought for, has conquered and killed for, has been a lie?
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Author: Steven Montano

Publisher: Darker Sunset Press

ISBN: 0615488617

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 3250

In a world where nightmares stalk the earth and the few survivors must battle the vampire legions of the Ebon Cities, a team of soldiers races to save mankind when a traitor threatens to destroy the future of humanity. Southern Claw warlock Eric Cross is a member of Viper Squad, and his mission is to pursue the witch called Red across the wastelands. His hunt takes him through haunted forests and blighted tundra, into war-torn cities and to the edge of a twisted necropolis. And before the journey is done Cross will uncover the dark origins of magic, and learn the true meaning of sacrifice...
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A Steampunk Fantasy in the Crown of Blood Series: Book Two

Author: Gwynn White

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781517787127

Category:

Page: 400

View: 9598

Treason. Prophecy. The world as they knew it is gone forever...Emperor Lukan Avanov has no equal. Despite his power, even he can't break the curse that predicts his death at the hands of his own son. Desperate to keep the prophecy from coming true, Lukan banishes his dangerous wife Lynx from the kingdom. As he tries to focus his attention on the war with Treven, he must rely on a bitter rival to keep his throne and the empire safe. Axel Avanov is third in line to the throne but first in Lynx's heart. Unwilling to support Lukan's plan to control his subjects' minds, he enlists the help of unlikely allies and outlawed weapons to fight for his future. But will his military genius be enough to outwit the ever-present danger within the empire? Warlord's Wager is an epic steampunk fantasy set in the sweeping world of Chenaya. If you like fantastic characters, intricate steampunk worlds, and riveting plots, then you'll love the second book in Gwynn White's six-part Crown of Blood series. Buy Warlord's Wager to continue the quest for victory today!
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The Demerara Slave Rebellion of 1823

Author: Emília Viotti da Costa

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195106563

Category: History

Page: 378

View: 2063

Recounts the events of the Demerara Slave Rebellion in Guyana during the nineteenth century
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Author: Sarah J. Maas

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408834952

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 336

View: 8465

Eighteen-year-old Celaena Sardothien is bold, daring and beautiful Â? the perfect seductress and the greatest assassin her world has ever known. But though she won the King's contest and became his champion, Celaena has been granted neither her liberty nor the freedom to follow her heart. The slavery of the suffocating salt mines of Endovier that scarred her past is nothing compared to a life bound to her darkest enemy, a king whose rule is so dark and evil it is near impossible to defy. Celaena faces a choice that is tearing her heart to pieces: kill in cold blood for a man she hates, or risk sentencing those she loves to death. Celaena must decide what she will fight for: survival, love or the future of a kingdom. Because an assassin cannot have it all . . . And trying to may just destroy her. Love or loathe Celaena, she will slice open your heart with her dagger and leave you bleeding long after the last page of this New York Times bestselling sequel, in what is undeniably THE hottest new fantasy series.
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The Tumultuous Tale of Lettice Knollys, Countess of Leicester

Author: Nicola Tallis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781782437932

Category: Great Britain

Page: 400

View: 9644

Cousin to Elizabeth I (although it's likely that they were far closer than that) and grandniece to Anne Boleyn, Lettice Knollys was destined to be a prominent figure at court. But her life would be one of dizzying highs and pitiful lows - caught in a love triangle with Robert Dudley and Elizabeth I, banished from court, embroiled in treason, losing a husband to the executioner's axe and further husbands and children to war and sickness. At different times Countess of Essex and Countess of Leicester, Lettice lived from the reign of Henry VIII through to Charles I, her story offering an extraordinary and intimate perspective on the history of the period.
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Author: Tomi Adeyemi

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 1250170982

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 448

View: 4839

With five starred reviews, Tomi Adeyemi’s West African-inspired fantasy debut, and instant #1 New York Times Bestseller, conjures a world of magic and danger, perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir. They killed my mother. They took our magic. They tried to bury us. Now we rise. Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good. Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers and her growing feelings for an enemy. "A phenomenon." —Entertainment Weekly “The epic I’ve been waiting for.” —New York Times-bestselling author Marie Lu “You will be changed. You will be ready to rise up and reclaim your own magic!” —New York Times-bestselling author Dhonielle Clayton “The next big thing in literature and film.” —Ebony “One of the biggest young adult fiction debut book deals of theyear.” —Teen Vogue This title has Common Core connections. #1 New York Times bestseller, March 14, 2018
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Author: Patricia Bracewell

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 000810459X

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 3939

The second book in Bracewell’s outstanding Emma of Normandy series, set in 11-century England, when Vikings are on the brink of invasion.
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Author: Sarah J. Maas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1619634457

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 432

View: 3294

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore and George R.R. Martin, this first book in a sexy and action-packed new series is impossible to put down! When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin--one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world. As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin--and his world--forever.
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Author: T.K. Roxborogh

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1742532608

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2800

Birthright is the heart-stopping conclusion to T. K. Roxborogh's epic Banquo's Son series. Fleance, King of Scotland, has made a political marriage to Rachel, the sister of dead King Duncan. It may seem that happiness is not far around the corner with a royal baby expected, but things are far from peaceful in the realm. The young king and queen must dodge daggers in hallways and hold together a nation swept by a savage rebellion and a mysterious illness. And Fleance is still haunted by his first love, Rosie, now married to one of his most trusted friends. Can he keep the throne of Scotland when treachery is around every corner? A storm is brewing and soon the nation may experience the biggest battle in its history.
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