The Castle Of Kings

📒The Castle Of Kings by Oliver Pötzsch

Book Title : The Castle of Kings
Author : Oliver Pötzsch
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date : 2016-07-19
Pages : 672
ISBN : 9780544317888
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Castle of Kings Summary : “Pötzsch paints picturesque landscapes, whether it’s damp, dark castles, the stink of a medieval tannery, or whirlpool-plagued Rhine River rapids . . . Combine Princess Bride with Germanic history circa 1500, add a dash of Lord of the Rings, and there’s a week of good fun.” — Kirkus Reviews In 1524, in what is now Germany, hundreds of thousands of peasants revolted against the harsh treatment of their aristocratic overlords. Agnes is the daughter of one of these overlords, but she is not a typical sixteenth-century girl, refusing to wear dresses and spending more time with her pet falcon than potential suitors. There is only one suitor she is interested in: Mathis, a childhood friend whom she can never marry due to his low birth status. In the midst of war, Agnes’s falcon finds a mysterious ring, and Agnes begins having strange but seemingly meaningful dreams. Dreams that lead her and Mathis to run away from their home in Trifels Castle and into the midst of the tumultuous Peasants’ War, cast into an adventure that will lead them to shocking revelations about themselves and the future of the emerging German states. “The war scenes are grimly realistic, and the narration gripping . . . The author makes the fantastical elements work by harnessing them to the grim reality of the Peasants’ War, setting his far-fetched romance in an utterly convincing world of economic hardship, social strife and religious and political uncertainty.” — Wall Street Journal

📒Castle Of Kings by Betty Shreffler

Book Title : Castle of Kings
Author : Betty Shreffler
Publisher :
Release Date : 2017-11-11
Pages : 256
ISBN : 0692977066
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Castle of Kings Summary : Jake F*cking Castle When he walks into a room, he owns it. He consumes my very breath and melts my delicate little panties. From the moment he set eyes on me, he decided I was his. No one - not even my brother, Nix - was going to tell him otherwise. It doesn't matter that Nix is President of the Kings MC Club. Jake wants what he wants, and he'll set out to get it, whatever the cost. Jake may be an arrogant asshole, but there's no denying the hold he has over me. His fierce, carnal need to make me his, and his alone, is a snare I can't escape. And truth be told, I don't want to. But when my life becomes threatened, Jake Castle is the only man my brother trusts to protect me. He knows Jake will do anything to keep me safe. Anything.

Book Title : Samuel Deksis and the Castle of the Kings
Author : James Roberts
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release Date : 2009-04
Pages : 148
ISBN : 9780956155009
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Samuel Deksis and the Castle of the Kings Summary : Enter a world where newspapers speak, using magic carpets is a way of life and the deceased have power over the future. Learn about the dangerous magical sport of Levish, how curses really work and what an Igni is. The story follows the life of an orphaned boy (Samuel Deksis) who discovers he is next in line to the throne of a magnificent mystical city in another world. If you enjoy reading about magical worlds parallel to our own world then this is the book for you The story is dark and thrilling, set within a humorous and exciting world which is a delight to read about. It was written over a period of eight years and is set to become a classic fantasy tale for older children and adults alike. Get your hands on a copy by placing your order today

Book Title : The Anarchy of King Stephen s Reign
Author : Edmund King
Publisher : Clarendon Press
Release Date : 1994-09-22
Pages : 356
ISBN : 9780191590726
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Anarchy of King Stephen s Reign Summary : The reign of King Stephen (1135-54) is famous as a period of weak government, as Stephen and his rival the Empress Matilda contended for power. This is a study of medieval kingship at its most vulnerable. It also shows how individuals and institutions enabled the monarchy to survive. A contemporary chronicler described the reign as "nineteen long winters in which Christ and his saints were asleep". Historians today refer to it simply as 'the Anarchy'. The weakness of government was the result of a disputed succession. Stephen lost control over Normandy, the Welsh marches, and much of the North. Contemporaries noted as signs of weakness the tyranny of the lords of castles, and the break-down of coinage. Stephen remained king for his lifetime, but leading churchmen and laymen negotiated a settlement whereby the crown passed to the Empress's son the future Henry II. This volume by leading scholars gives an original and up-to-date analysis of these major themes, and explains how the English monarchy was able to survive the Anarchy of King Stephen's reign.

Book Title : A Guide to the Castle of Newcastle upon Tyne illustrated with plans etc
Author : John Collingwood Bruce
Publisher :
Release Date : 1847
Pages : 58
ISBN : OXFORD:590174492
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

A Guide to the Castle of Newcastle upon Tyne illustrated with plans etc Summary :

Book Title : The Story of King Arthur and His Knights
Author : Howard Pyle
Publisher : Penguin
Release Date : 2006-09-05
Pages : 416
ISBN : 1101099321
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Story of King Arthur and His Knights Summary : In these wonderfully illustrated tales, renowned storyteller Howard Pyle carries us back to the enchanting world of King Arthur and his Round Table. The book chronicles the adventures of Arthur as he draws the sword Excalibur from the anvil, proving his right to the throne, and as he courts and wins the heart of Guinevere. Later he suffers the treachery of the wicked Morgana le Fay and witnesses the tragic fate of the Enchanter Merlin. In Pyle’s classic retelling, the legends come alive in unsurpassed vividness. More powerful than any of Merlin’s spells, The Story of King Arthur and His Knights has enthralled and delighted generations of readers fascinated by chivalry, magic, and the unforgettable drama of medieval times.

Book Title : The Story of King Arthur and His Knights
Author :
Publisher :
Release Date : 1903
Pages : 312
ISBN : UCAL:B3550540
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Story of King Arthur and His Knights Summary : Relates how Arthur became king, won a queen, and came to establish the Round Table.

📒The Castle Of Llyr by Lloyd Alexander

Book Title : The Castle of Llyr
Author : Lloyd Alexander
Publisher : Usborne Publishing Ltd
Release Date : 2014-12-01
Pages : 224
ISBN : 9781409590835
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Castle of Llyr Summary : Master Dallben has decided it is time for Eilonwy, daughter of the House of Llyr, to learn to behave like a proper princess. He sends her away to the Isle of Mona but instead of training in the art of being a lady, Eilonwy falls into the hands of the evil enchantress, Achren, who wants to use Eilonwy's magical powers for her own ends. Taran and his companions must rescue the princess or the peaceful land of Prydain will face a fearful future. Their quest is a perilous one and demands bravery and sacrifice, but it also promises adventure, excitement and a touch of magic. The third book in Lloyd Alexander's classic fantasy epic The Chronicles of Prydain. "Lloyd Alexander is the true High King of fantasy." - Garth Nix

Book Title : The History of the Life of King Henry the Second and of the Age in which He Lived a History of the Revolutions of England from the Death of Edward the Confessor to the Birth of Henry the Second 2 Ed
Author : George Lord Lyttelton
Publisher :
Release Date : 1771
Pages :
ISBN : ONB:+Z169792701
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The History of the Life of King Henry the Second and of the Age in which He Lived a History of the Revolutions of England from the Death of Edward the Confessor to the Birth of Henry the Second 2 Ed Summary :

📒The Castle Of Otranto by Horace Walpole

Book Title : The Castle of Otranto
Author : Horace Walpole
Publisher : Oxford Paperbacks
Release Date : 1998-04-02
Pages : 125
ISBN : 9780192834409
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Castle of Otranto Summary : First published pseudonymously in 1764, The Castle of Otranto purported to be a translation of an Italian story of the time of the crusades. In it Walpole attempted, as he declared in the Preface to the second edition, `to blend the two kinds of romance: the ancient and the modern'. He gives us a series of catastrophes, ghostly interventions, revelations of identity, and exciting contests. Crammed with invention, entertainment, terror, and pathos, the novel was an immediate success and Walpole's own favourite among his numerous works. His friend, the poet Thomas Gray, wrote that he and his family, having read Otranto, were now `afraid to go to bed o'nights'. The novel is here reprinted from a text of 1798, the last that Walpole himself prepared for the press.