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The Reluctant Queen

Victoria Holt

The Reluctant Queen

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Published by Macmillan Publishing Company .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Historical - General,
  • Fiction - Historical

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9842942M
    ISBN 100816128375
    ISBN 109780816128372

    For more information, visit her at sarahbethdurst. After several years, King Edward dies suddenly, leaving his young son as heir. Still, despite her devastation at all that had happened, the citizens of Aratay are depending on her to keep the volatile spirits of the natural world in line, and Daleina is determined to do all she can to keep her people safe. Richard is severely maligned by his people, and Anne fears that his power and position would be greatly jeopardized after her death. Richard's brother Edward has recently been proclaimed King by the English people, usurping the throne from mentally unstable King Henry VI and his aloof consortMargaret of Anjou. Soon Anne marries and travels back to England with her husband and mother-in-law as Princess of Wales.

    Isabel becomes pregnant again twice, but dies along with her last infant son. She is a graduate of Princeton University, where she spent four years studying English, writing about dragons, and wondering what the campus gargoyles would say if they could talk. 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. But Ven must find the best possible candidate to protect the people of Aratay. For more information, visit her at sarahbethdurst. She knows that if the truth of her abilities is known, it will bring only death and separation from those she loves.

    The Earl is disgusted with Edward's choice of a bride, as is Edward's mother Cecily NevilleDuchess of Yorkwho out of spite informs her son that she had him illegitimately. She knows that if the truth of her abilities is known, it will bring only death and separation from those she loves. But when Ven, the Queen's champion, passes through her village, Naelin's ambitious husband proudly tells him of his wife's ability to control spirits -- magic that Naelin fervently denies. Her world is her two children, her husband, and the remote village tucked deep in the forest that is her home. Durst paints a gorgeous, leaf-strewn horror house setting that makes it easy to immerse yourself in her world, and stay there. Since then, the new queen has kept the peace and protected the humans of her land.


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It is soon discovered that the late King had betrothed marriage to another, making his marriage to Queen Elizabeth invalidand barring her children from the throne.

And as the Queen's power begins to wane and the spirits become emboldened -- and ominous rumors trickle down from the north -- Naelin realizes that the only way to keep her son and daughter safe is to risk everything.

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.

She knows embracing her power will bring only death and separation from those she loves. Following the shocking events of the previous novel, Daleina has become queen, though in her eyes, the price of her taking the throne was much too high.

Richard's brother Edward has recently been proclaimed King by the English people, usurping the throne from mentally unstable King Henry VI and his aloof consortMargaret of Anjou. The characters are diverse, both in age and life experience, making this a perfect pick for pretty much anyone who enjoys a well-crafted fantasy with strong heroines and a very unique world.

Some manage to stay under the radar, especially if they simply want to live a humble, quiet existence. Durst has penned a series that can be enjoyed by readers of all ages. As the queen's power begins to wane and the spirits become emboldened, the only way Naelin can keep her son and daughter safe is to risk everything.

Unable to oppose her father's will, she finds herself in line for the throne of Englandan obligation that she does not want. Richard, and a reluctant Anne assume rule as King and Queen. Her husband's reign lasts two years, two months, and two daysand in that short time Anne witnesses the true toll that wearing the crown takes on Richard, the last king from the House of York.

Filled with fresh ideas and excitement, told with verve and heart. Soon all of England is shocked to discover that Edward has secretly married a young widowed mother, Elizabeth Woodville Grey who is five years older than he is, and is considered by many to be a "commoner".

Durst throws a lot of balls in the air but manages to juggle them deftly But when Ven, the Queen's Champion, passes through her village, Naelin's ambitious husband proudly tells him of his wife's ability to control spirits—magic that Naelin fervently denies. Anne suddenly finds herself free to marry the man she lovesand who loves her in return.

But now, the future of her realm is in jeopardy, for Daleina has just received some terrible news: it turns out that the ill effects she has been experiencing lately are the symptoms of a fatal inherited disease, and she may not have long to live. The entire court as well as Isabel believed Anne to have run away after her marriage was refused by her guardian's.

The King releases Anne, believing her the victim of her father's ambition. Durst throws a lot of balls in the air but manages to juggle them deftly now that her world's well established and she can focus on the large cast.

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Book Review: The Reluctant Queen by Sarah Beth Durst

Unmentioned in the novel are Richard's eventual downfall and death at the battle of Bosworth and Elizabeth's rise as consort of the new kingand mother of a new dynastyand the fate of Isabel's children Edward and Margaret who were executed in and respectively.

Wolf has succeeded in tidying up the biblical account, reconstructing its people and events while preserving its essential elements and producing an attractive love story. Naelin has the power necessary to become an heir, but she couldn't be further removed from the queen.

Editorial Reviews The Reluctant Queen was a fantastic next installment for this trilogy.Jun 29,  · The Reluctant Queen is the second book in the Queens of Renthia trilogy, with the first being The Queen of Blood.

I read the first novel earlier this year and it quickly became one of my favourite fantasy books, with its beautiful writing and memorable characters. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Queens of Renthia: The Reluctant Queen 2 by Sarah Beth Durst (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at.

The Reluctant Queen: The Queens of Renthia, Book 2 Sarah Beth Durst. Harper Voyager, $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. OTHER BOOKS. The. Jan 18,  · Reluctant Queen: The Story of Henry VIII's Defiant Little Sister by Geraldine Evans This is the story of Mary Rose Tudor, King Henry VIII youngest sister.

She is forced into marriage by her brother, to King Louis XII of France. Mary is less than happy about this arrangement, King Louis VIII is very old and sickly, she is very young and rebellious/5(3). Jun 15,  · The Reluctant Queen by Sarah Beth Durst,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.4/5(K).

The Reluctant Queen by Sarah Beth Durst is the second book Still cradling her children, Naelin watched the guardswoman clean her blade and then splash water on her face and neck. Patches of dirt turned into mud that dripped over her shoulders.4/5.