The Strangled Queen (The Accursed Kings, Book 2)
‘This was the original game of thrones’ George R.R. Martin The King is dead. Long live the King. Philip IV is dead and his great kingdom is in disarray. It seems the fatal curse of the Templars is plaguing the royal house of France. His son has been enthroned as Louis X;... show more
‘This was the original game of thrones’ George R.R. Martin The King is dead. Long live the King. Philip IV is dead and his great kingdom is in disarray. It seems the fatal curse of the Templars is plaguing the royal house of France. His son has been enthroned as Louis X; but with his disgraced wife Marguerite imprisoned in the Chateau Gaillard for her adultery, Louis can produce no heir with which to secure the succession. But neither can he marry again while she lives… The web of scandal, murder and intrigue that once wove itself around the court of the Iron King continues to draw in his descendants, as the destruction of his dynasty continues apace.
Publish date: September 26th 2013
Pages no: 269
Edition language: English
Series: Les Rois maudits (#2)
The Strangled Queen is the second volume in Maurice Druon's The Cursed Kings series, which is about the fall of the house of Capet. The first was The Iron King, in which Philip IV "The Fair," who was competent but greedy, attacked the Knights Templar, to whom he was much in debt, in order to confis...
Good sequel to the first novel. It's historical soap opera really. I do wish there were more women though. It does make me want to read more about the time period.
”When one has governed men for a long time, when one has thought that one has acted for the best, when one knows the pains the task has entailed, and then suddenly sees that one has never been either loved or understood, but merely submitted to, then one is overwhelmed with bitterness, and wonders w...
With the glowing recommendation of GRR Martin, the Accursed Kings series is enjoying a resurgence in popularity. I loved the first book, The Iron King, and only waited this long to read the second installment due to my aversion to Kindle books that cost more than a couple of dollars. The Strangled Q...
Description: The King is dead. Long live the King.With King Philip IV dead, and the Kingdom left in disarray, as the fatal curse of the Templars plagues the royal house of France.Imprisoned in Chateau Gaillard, Marguerite of Burgundy has fallen into disgrace. Her infidelity has left her estranged hu...