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The Queen's Pawn

(2010)
(The first book in the Eleanor of Aquitaine series)
A novel by

 
A historical novel of the legendary Eleanor of Aquitaine and the one person she loved more than power-her rival for the throne.

At only nine, Princess Alais of France is sent to live in England until she is of age to wed Prince Richard, son of King Henry II and Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. Alais is an innocent pawn on the chessboard of dynastic marriage, her betrothal intended to broker an uneasy truce between the nations.

Estranged from her husband, Eleanor sees a kindred spirit in this determined young girl. She embraces Alais as a daughter, teaching the princess what it takes to be a woman of power in a world of men. But as Alais grows to maturity and develops ambitions of her own, Eleanor begins to see her as a threat-and their love for each other becomes overshadowed by their bitter rivalry, dark betrayals, conflicting passions, and a battle for revenge over the throne of England itself.

Genre: Historical
 
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Paperback Editions

April 2010 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Queen's Pawn
Author(s): Christy English
ISBN: 0-451-22923-1 / 978-0-451-22923-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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Kindle Editions

April 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Queen's Pawn
Author(s): Christy English
Publisher: Berkley
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