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Devil's Brood

Devil's Brood (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Penman, Sharon Kay

The long-awaited and highly anticipated final volume in Penmanas trilogy of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaineaa tumultuous conclusion to this timeless story of love, power, ambition, and betrayal. Where the second novel in the trilogy, Time And Chance, dealt with the extraordinar...y politics of the twelfth century, climaxing with the murder of Thomas Becket and Henryas confrontation with the Church and self-imposed exile to Ireland, Devilas Brood centers on the implosion of a family. And because it is a royal family whose domains span the English Channel and whose alliances encompass the Christian world, that collapse will have dire consequences. This is a story of betrayal as Henryas three eldest sons and his wife enter into a rebellion against him, aligning themselves with his bitterest enemy, King Louis of France. But it is also the story of a great king whose brilliance forged an empire but whose personal blind spots led him into the most serious mistake of his life. Sharon Kay Penman has created a novel of tremendous power, as two strong-willed, passionate people clash, a family divides, and a marriage ends in all but name. Curiously, it is a novel without villainsaonly flawed human beings caught up in misperceptions and bad judgment calls. Most devastating to Henry was not his sonsa rebellion but his wifeas betrayal in joining them. How could it happen that two people whose love for each other was all consuming end up as bitter adversaries? That is the heart of Penmanas tale in Devilas Brood,
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ISBN 9780345396730
Released NZ 28 Jul 2009
Publisher Random House
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780345396730
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Random House
Imprint Random House Inc
Released 28 Jul 2009
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Penman, Sharon Kay
Category Fiction
Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 768
Dimensions Width: 137mm
Height: 201mm
Spine: 43mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 590g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Historical fiction, Biographical fiction, Henry, Marriages of royalty and nobility, Eleanor
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade