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The Reluctant Queen
Author: Sarah Beth Durst
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062413376
Pages: 368
Year: 2017-07-04
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Filled with political intrigue, violent magic, and malevolent spirits, the mesmerizing second book in Sarah Beth Durst’s Queens of Renthia epic fantasy trilogy. Everything has a spirit: the willow tree with leaves that kiss the pond, the stream that feeds the river, the wind that exhales fresh snow . . . And those spirits want to kill you. It’s the first lesson that every Renthian learns. Not long ago, Daleina used her strength and skill to survive those spirits and assume the royal throne. Since then, the new queen has kept the peace and protected the humans of her land. But now for all her power, she is hiding a terrible secret: she is dying. And if she leaves the world before a new heir is ready, the spirits that inhabit her beloved realm will run wild, destroying her cities and slaughtering her people. Naelin is one such person, and she couldn’t be further removed from the Queen—and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Her world is her two children, her husband, and the remote village tucked deep in the forest that is her home, and that’s all she needs. But when Ven, the Queens champion, passes through the village, Naelin’s ambitious husband proudly tells him of his wife’s ability to control spirits—magic that Naelin fervently denies. She knows that if the truth of her abilities is known, it will bring only death and separation from those she loves. But Ven has a single task: to find the best possible candidate to protect the people of Aratay. He did it once when he discovered Daleina, and he’s certain he’s done it again. Yet for all his appeals to duty, Naelin is a mother, and she knows her duty is to her children first and foremost. Only as the Queen’s power begins to wane and the spirits become emboldened—even as ominous rumors trickle down from the north—does she realize that the best way to keep her son and daughter safe is to risk everything. Sarah Beth Durst established a place of dark wonder in The Queen of Blood, and now the stakes are even higher as the threat to the Queen and her people grows both from within and beyond the borders of Aratay in this riveting second novel of the Queens of Renthia series.
A Reluctant Queen
Author: Joan Wolf
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1595549838
Pages: 384
Year: 2011-06-20
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You've read it as a biblical tale of courage. Experience it anew as a heart-stirring love story. She was a simple girl faced with an impossible choice. He was a magnificent king with a lonely heart. Their love was the divine surprise that changed the course of history. The beloved story of Esther springs to fresh life in this inspired novel that vibrates with mystery, intrigue, and romance. "Joan Wolf never fails to deliver the best!" —Nora Roberts
The Reluctant Queen
Author: Jean Plaidy
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307394328
Pages: 464
Year: 2007-08-28
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In 1470, a reluctant Lady Anne Neville is betrothed by her father, the politically ambitious Earl of Warwick, to Edward, Prince of Wales. A gentle yet fiercely intelligent woman, Anne has already given her heart to the prince’s younger brother, Richard, Duke of Gloucester. Unable to oppose her father’s will, she finds herself in line for the throne of England—an obligation that she does not want. Yet fate intervenes when Edward is killed at the Battle of Tewkesbury. Anne suddenly finds herself free to marry the man she loves—and who loves her in return. The ceremony is held at Westminster Abbey, and the duke and duchess make a happy home at Middleham Castle, where both spent much of their childhood. Their life is idyllic, until the reigning king dies and a whirlwind of dynastic maneuvering leads to his children being declared illegitimate. Richard inherits the throne as King Richard III, and Anne is crowned queen consort, a destiny she thought she had successfully avoided. Her husband’s reign lasts two years, two months, and two days—and in that short time Anne witnesses the true toll that wearing the crown takes on Richard, the last king from the House of York.
The Queen of Sorrow
Author: Sarah Beth Durst
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062413392
Pages: 432
Year: 2018-05-15
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The battle between vicious spirits and strong-willed queens that started in the award-winning The Queen of Blood and continued in the powerful The Reluctant Queen comes to a stunning conclusion in The Queen of Sorrow, the final volume of Sarah Beth Durst’s Queens of Renthia trilogy. Queen Daleina has yearned to bring peace and prosperity to her beloved forest home—a hope that seemed doomed when neighboring forces invaded Aratay. Now, with the powerful Queen Naelin ruling by her side, Daleina believes that her dream of ushering in a new era can be realized, even in a land plagued by malevolent nature spirits who thirst for the end of human life. And then Naelin’s children are kidnapped by spirits. Nothing is more important to her than her family, and Naelin would rather watch the world burn than see her children harmed. Blaming the defeated Queen Merecot of Semo for the kidnapping, Naelin is ready to start a war—and has the power to do it. But Merecot has grander plans than a bloody battle with her southern neighbors. Taking the children is merely one step in a plot to change the future of all Renthia, either by ending the threat of spirits once and for all . . . or plunging the world into chaos.
The Queen of Blood
Author: Sarah Beth Durst
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062413368
Pages: 368
Year: 2016-09-20
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A Tor.com Best of 2016 pick! Set in the magical world of Renthia, The Queen of Blood is Sarah Beth Durst’s ambitious entry into adult epic fantasy. With the danger of Peter Brett’s The Warded Man, heart of Naomi Novik’s Uprooted, and lyricism of Patrick Rothfuss’ The Name of the Wind, this is the first chapter in a series destined to be a classic. Everything has a spirit: the willow tree with leaves that kiss the pond, the stream that feeds the river, the wind that exhales fresh snow . . . But the spirits that reside within this land want to rid it of all humans. One woman stands between these malevolent spirits and the end of humankind: the queen. She alone has the magical power to prevent the spirits from destroying every man, woman, and child. But queens are still just human, and no matter how strong or good, the threat of danger always looms. With the position so precarious, young women are chosen to train as heirs. Daleina, a seemingly quiet academy student, is under no illusions as to her claim to the throne, but simply wants to right the wrongs that have befallen the land. Ven, a disgraced champion, has spent his exile secretly fighting against the growing number of spirit attacks. Joining forces, these daring partners embark on a treacherous quest to find the source of the spirits’ restlessness—a journey that will test their courage and trust, and force them to stand against both enemies and friends to save their land . . . before it’s bathed in blood.
Reluctant Queen
Author: Freda Lightfoot
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
ISBN: 0750535083
Pages: 396
Year: 2012
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Sixteenth-century France. Gabrielle d'Esrees' one wish is to marry for love, but her mother sells her as a mistress to three different men before she catches the eye--and the heart--of Henry of Navarre, King of France. Henry promises to marry her, but Gabrielle's difficulties have just begun.
A Royal Engagement
Author: Trish Morey, Caitlin Crews
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 0373130287
Pages: 192
Year: 2011-10-18
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The Storm Within by Trish Morey Dr. Grace Hunter seeks an ancient text beneath the castle of Count Alessandro Volta. The reclusive count wasn't expecting scientist Grace to be a beautiful woman who stirs his scarred soul. Outside, a media storm is brewing, but inside the count's world the heat between them is sizzling! The Reluctant Queen by Caitlin Crews Stolen away years ago, Princess Lara is offered an ultimatum by new King Adel. Return to her kingdom as his queen or pay back the bride price! Feisty Lara refuses, but remembers how Adel used to make her heart race.…
The Reluctant Queen
Author: Molly Costain Haycraft
Publisher: Philadelphia, Lippincott
ISBN: 0397002378
Pages: 256
Year: 1962
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The love story of Mary Tudor and Charles Brandon.
The Uncommon Reader
Author: Alan Bennett
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429934530
Pages: 128
Year: 2007-09-18
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From one of England's most celebrated writers, a funny and superbly observed novella about the Queen of England and the subversive power of reading When her corgis stray into a mobile library parked near Buckingham Palace, the Queen feels duty-bound to borrow a book. Discovering the joy of reading widely (from J. R. Ackerley, Jean Genet, and Ivy Compton-Burnett to the classics) and intelligently, she finds that her view of the world changes dramatically. Abetted in her newfound obsession by Norman, a young man from the royal kitchens, the Queen comes to question the prescribed order of the world and loses patience with the routines of her role as monarch. Her new passion for reading initially alarms the palace staff and soon leads to surprising and very funny consequences for the country at large. With the poignant and mischievous wit of The History Boys, England's best loved author revels in the power of literature to change even the most uncommon reader's life.
The Unveiling of Launa, Book 1: The Reluctant Queen
Author: Jack Casey
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1329639081
Pages:
Year: 2015-11-17
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Join Jill in an amazing adventure of mystery, danger, and self discovery, as she changes the fate of a world. Meet many friends, each with strange and unique abilities, that help her along the way. Learn of an enemy who's powers over the mind, and hunger for control threaten the freedom and lives of those in Launa, Thunder, and Earth. And be witness to the awakening of a mystery, hidden for hundreds of years, one that will change Jill's life forever. For the secrets of Launa can only be revealed with the turning of the pages.
Betty Grable
Author: Doug Warren
Publisher: Crossroad Press
ISBN:
Pages:
Year: 2016-05-25
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Betty Grable: The Reluctant Movie Queen is a fascinating and intimate account of the famous star who was for many years the highest-paid woman in America and a favorite pin-up all over the world. Filled with fascinating and intimate accounts from many who knew her well, this publication is a well-documented and eminently readable biography of the sparkling, complex personality of one of the best-loved stars in Hollywood's history.
Daughter of Jerusalem
Author: Joan Wolf
Publisher: Worthy Publishing
ISBN: 1617951749
Pages: 320
Year: 2013-04-01
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In this fictionalized story of one of the Bible’s most compelling women, New York Times best-selling author Joan Wolf beautifully recreates the history, romance, and tradition of Mary’s world. Daughter of Jerusalem follows Mary’s life from her first love through her loveless marriage, to the moment she heard of a miracle worker in her town and ultimately to the moment she saw Him risen from the dead. As this inspiring chronicle reminds us, Mary was the first to witness history’s greatest moment. She was a woman who sought forgiveness for her sins, and a follower of God who yearned for a deeper faith. She was Jesus’ beloved disciple. Read Mary Magdalene’s story and find yourself in this remarkable woman’s journey to discover the Kingdom of God.
The Reluctant Queen
Author: CAITLIN CREWS
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
ISBN: 1460823613
Pages: 98
Year: 2012-05-01
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Stolen away years ago, Princess Lara is offered an ultimatum by King Adel. Return to her kingdom as his Queen or pay back the bride price. Feisty Lara refuses, but remembers how Adel used to make her heart race...
Drink, Slay, Love
Author: Sarah Beth Durst
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442423757
Pages: 400
Year: 2011-09-13
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Vampire romance takes a snarky turn in this humorous novel, coming soon to TV screens as a Lifetime Original Movie! Pearl is a sixteen-year-old vampire…fond of blood, allergic to sunlight, and mostly evil…until the night a sparkly unicorn stabs her through the heart with his horn. Oops. Her family thinks she was attacked by a vampire hunter (because, obviously, unicorns don’t exist), and they’re shocked she survived. They’re even more shocked when Pearl discovers she can now withstand the sun. But they quickly find a way to make use of her new talent. The Vampire King of New England has chosen Pearl’s family to host his feast. If Pearl enrolls in high school, she can make lots of human friends and lure them to the King’s feast—as the entrées. The only problem? Pearl’s starting to feel the twinges of a conscience. How can she serve up her new friends—especially the cute guy who makes her fangs ache—to be slaughtered? Then again, she’s definitely dead if she lets down her family. What’s a sunlight-loving vamp to do?
Diary of a Reluctant Queen
Author: David Simon
Publisher: David Simon via PublishDrive
ISBN:
Pages: 100
Year: 2018-05-31
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Heather Michaels is a 26 year female. She works in a small book store, in a small town, in the USA, on Earth. A man she knows only as James begins to frequent her store.He never buys much, but is a steady customer. One day they strike up a conversation. Before Heather realizes what is happening James asks her out on a date.It is not long before she discovers he is not quite human. This is her story. As told by her in diary form. Follow this reluctant Queen as she adapts to the many dangers that lurk in James' world.