The Queen's Vow

A Novel of Isabella of Castile

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Publisher Description

“A masterwork by a skilled craftsman . . . Make a vow to read this book.”—New York Journal of Books
 
Isabella is barely a teenager when she becomes an unwitting pawn in a plot to dethrone her half brother, King Enrique. Suspected of treason and held captive, she treads a perilous path, torn between loyalties, until at age seventeen she suddenly finds herself heiress of Castile, the largest kingdom in Spain. Plunged into a deadly conflict to secure her crown, she is determined to wed the one man she loves yet who is forbidden to her—Fernando, prince of Aragón. As they unite their two realms under “one crown, one country, one faith,” Isabella and Fernando face an impoverished Spain beset by enemies. With the future of her throne at stake, Isabella resists the zealous demands of the inquisitor Torquemada even as she is seduced by the dreams of an enigmatic navigator named Columbus. But when the Moors of the southern domain of Granada declare war, a violent, treacherous battle against an ancient adversary erupts, one that will test all of Isabella’s resolve, her courage, and her tenacious belief in her destiny.

Praise for The Queen’s Vow
 
“A beautifully crafted piece of historical fiction . . . Gortner’s vivid details blend with his deeply intensive research to re-create Isabella and Castile in a way that the reader will find compelling and immersive, bringing not just the Queen but the whole nation to life.”RT Book Reviews
 
“A fascinating story . . . Through his creative and spellbinding storytelling, Gortner’s readers come to know Isabella intimately in mind, heart and body as she lives through a tumultuous time, her intense longing to be the determiner of her own unique destiny.”—Wichita Falls Times Record News
 
“A novel of triumph as Isabella vanquishes her enemies one by one . . . [She is] a very human and appealing character.”—The Roanoke Times
 
“Politically charged, passionate . . . [a] well-researched, intriguing historical.”—Bookreporter

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2012
June 12
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
8.1
MB

Customer Reviews

Cal Val ,

The Queen's Vow

A long read, but worth the time. Good historical data. It is both educational and entertaining. Gives good insight into the reign of Don Fernando and Dona Isabella. I would have liked to known more...any novel that leaves you wanting is a good one.

Poor quality control ,

Pages missing

There are many pages missing,I am only on page 242 of 743 pages and there are already about 5 missing pages. And they are always at the end of the chapter so some very keys parts of the story are not revealed. Very disappointing. I will request a refund as soon as I can get thru to someone.

Monica750 ,

Too many missing pages

What can I say? Already found too many missing pages....too many typos please they need to fix this or get a better publisher...I regret buying this book even though I waited months to get it.

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