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The Last Queen

(2006)
A Novel of Juana La Loca
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One of history's most enigmatic women tells the haunting, passionate story of her tumultuous life. Juana of Castile is just thirteen when she witnesses the fall of Moorish Granada and uniting of the fractured kingdoms of Spain under her warrior parents, Isabel and Fernando. Intelligent and beautiful, proud of her heritage, Juana rebels against her fate when she is chosen as a bride for the Hapsburg heir - until she arrives in Flanders and comes face-to-face with the prince known as Philip the Fair, a man who will bring her the greatest of passions, and the darkest despair. One by one, tragedy decimates Juana's family in Spain. Suddenly, she finds herself heiress to Castile - a realm on the verge of chaos, prey to avaracious nobles and scheming lords bent on thwarting her rule. Juana vows to win her throne, until the betrayal of those she loves plunges her into a ruthless battle of wills - a struggle of corruption, perfidy, and heart-shattering deceit that could cost her the crown, her freedom, and her very life. From the somber majesty of Renaissance Spain to the glittering courts of Flanders, France and Tudor England, Juana of Castile reveals her life and secrets in this captivating historical novel of romance, grandeur, power and treachery by the acclaimed author of "The Secret Lion."

Genre: Historical Romance

Praise for this book

"This moving tale of Juana la Loca (the Mad) vividly re-creates the passion, politics, and betrayals that drove a smart and spirited queen to the brink of insanity... or perhaps, as C. W. Gortner suggests, to the pretense of insanity --- a pretense that baffled Juana's enemies and led to triumph for her children and her country. THE LAST QUEEN is an absorbing account of one of history's most fascinating women, from her never-before-told point of view." - Donna Woolfolk Cross

"I ached for this intelligent, one-of-a-kind queen. Her struggle and passion kept me up until the early hours of the morning. A page-turner, a nail-biter, an eye-opener: I loved being possessed by THE LAST QUEEN!" - Ki Longfellow

"Gripping and unforgettable... captures Juana of Castile's electrifying drama." - Judith Merkle Riley

"An exquisite evocation of a dangerous era, and of a forgotten queen." - Holly Payne


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Hardback Editions

July 2009 : UK Hardback

Title: The Last Queen (Charnwood)
Author(s): C W Gortner
ISBN: 1-84782-728-4 / 978-1-84782-728-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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June 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Last Queen
Author(s): C W Gortner
ISBN: 0-340-96292-5 / 978-0-340-96292-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General
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July 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Last Queen: A Novel
Author(s): C W Gortner
ISBN: 0-345-50184-5 / 978-0-345-50184-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Paperback Editions

October 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Last Queen
Author(s): C W Gortner
ISBN: 0-340-96294-1 / 978-0-340-96294-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Paperbacks
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May 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Last Queen: A Novel
Author(s): C W Gortner
ISBN: 0-345-50185-3 / 978-0-345-50185-1 (USA edition)
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January 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Last Queen
Author(s): C W Gortner
ISBN: 0-340-97768-X / 978-0-340-97768-2 (UK edition)
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June 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Last Queen
Author(s): C W Gortner
ISBN: 0-340-96293-3 / 978-0-340-96293-0 (UK edition)
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July 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Last Queen: A Novel of Juana La Loca
Author(s): Christopher Gortner
ISBN: 0-9723947-8-8 / 978-0-9723947-8-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Two Bridges Press
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Audio Editions

August 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Last Queen: A Novel of Juana La Loca
Author(s): C W Gortner
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August 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Last Queen: A Novel of Juana La Loca
Author(s): C W Gortner
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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July 2008 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Last Queen
Author(s): C W Gortner
ISBN: 1-4332-1572-1 / 978-1-4332-1572-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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July 2008 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Last Queen: A Novel
Author(s): Gortner, C W
ISBN: 1-4332-1574-8 / 978-1-4332-1574-2 (USA edition)
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July 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Last Queen
Author(s): Gortner, C W
ISBN: 1-4332-1573-X / 978-1-4332-1573-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc.
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July 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Last Queen: A Novel
Author(s): Gortner, C W
ISBN: 1-4332-1575-6 / 978-1-4332-1575-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc.
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July 2008 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Last Queen
Author(s): C W Gortner
ISBN: 1-4332-1576-4 / 978-1-4332-1576-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

September 2010 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Last Queen
Author(s): C W Gortner
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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July 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Last Queen: A Novel
Author(s): C W Gortner
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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