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📒Isabella ✍ Kirstin Downey
✏Isabella Book Summary : An engrossing and revolutionary biography of Isabella of Castile, the controversial Queen of Spain who sponsored Christopher Columbus's journey to the New World, established the Spanish Inquisition, and became one of the most influential female rulers in history Born at a time when Christianity was dying out and the Ottoman Empire was aggressively expanding, Isabella was inspired in her youth by tales of Joan of Arc, a devout young woman who unified her people and led them to victory against foreign invaders. In 1474, when most women were almost powerless, twenty-three-year-old Isabella defied a hostile brother and a mercurial husband to seize control of Castile and León. Her subsequent feats were legendary. She ended a twenty-four-generation struggle between Muslims and Christians, forcing North African invaders back over the Mediterranean Sea. She laid the foundation for a unified Spain. She sponsored Columbus's trip to the Indies and negotiated Spanish control over much of the New World with the help of Rodrigo Borgia, the infamous Pope Alexander VI. She also annihilated all who stood against her by establishing a bloody religious Inquisition that would darken Spain's reputation for centuries. Whether saintly or satanic, no female leader has done more to shape our modern world, in which millions of people in two hemispheres speak Spanish and practice Catholicism. Yet history has all but forgotten Isabella's influence, due to hundreds of years of misreporting that often attributed her accomplishments to Ferdinand, the bold and philandering husband she adored. Using new scholarship, Downey's luminous biography tells the story of this brilliant, fervent, forgotten woman, the faith that propelled her through life, and the land of ancient conflicts and intrigue she brought under her command. From the Hardcover edition.
📒The Warrior Queen ✍ Harry Halyard
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📒The Warrior Queen ✍ D. L. Solomon
✏The Warrior Queen Book Summary : A must read! This new author bursts upon the reading world with an amazing coming-of-age story of how one average man overcomes tremendous obstacles to become a king. He needs to become that king in order to be in the position to meet and marry the warrior queenthe most complete woman he had ever beheld. He was smitten. His nose was wide open for this beauty. The king and queen reigned, living like royalty, setting the foundation for the warrior queens battle that was to come. The writers unique style will keep the readers on the edge of their seat, taking you on a roller-coaster ride through decades of this thing we call life.
📒The Warrior Queen ✍ Joanna Arman
✏The Warrior Queen Book Summary : The story of a medieval Boudicca, Alfred the Great's daughter, and her struggle to restore her people and reclaim their land
📒The Warrior Queen ✍ Barbara Else
✏The Warrior Queen Book Summary : The Warrior Queen is a subversive, funny novel about modern middle-class marriage. Kate Wildburn is in trouble. She is an extrovert, a lateral thinker and a talented pianist. She is also a good wife and mother, and an attractive woman who enjoys being a woman. Richard, her surgeon husband, is balding, aggressive, hard on his children - and is he having an affair? The Warrior Queen is a subversive look at modern middle-class marriage, a guerrilla war of the sexes fought in well-heeled Auckland among the trendy homes and chic cafes of Remmers and Parnell. With her fine ear for male bluster and female bitchiness, and her subtle observations of family life, Barbara Else has created an elegant black comedy to entertain - and warn - readers from either of the warring camps.
📒Nzinga The Warrior Queen ✍ Elizabeth Orchardson-Mazrui
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📒Legacy Of A Warrior Queen ✍ Maria Herring
✏Legacy of a Warrior Queen Book Summary : The Roman conquest of Britain is shattered in 60 C.E. by Boudica, a mother, a warrior and a rebel queen, who once united the tribes against a common enemy. Now, three hundred years later, the prolonged Iron Age in Northern Europe sees the British Isles dominated by women, for these superstitious tribes believe now that only the Mother-Warrior-Queen trinity can safeguard them against any foreign foe. Women are deified; men are little more than slaves. But Arawn, slave-son of a salt merchant, believes that men have worth. When he tries to save a Pictish slave boy from sacrificial death, he accidentally murders his sister and her Druid. Having no other choice but to flee, he embarks on a journey from his British homeland across Gaul and on to Rome, seeking out the powerful priests of the new one true god, who holds men above women. He can escape the British warrior-women hunting him, but he can't escape is own demons, for the journey is long and his bitterness towards women is strong...
📒Boudicca ✍ M. J. Trow
✏Boudicca Book Summary : This vivid and bloodthirsty tale explores the true story of the woman who took on the might of the greatest power of the ancient world and nearly drove it out of part of its empire.
📒Dreaming The Hound ✍ Manda Scott
✏Dreaming the Hound Book Summary : In a spellbinding novel of gods and men, myth and brutality, acclaimed author Manda Scott returns to her heralded saga of a world under siege. For here is the epic tale of Boudica, the legendary Celtic queen, and her embattled Eceni tribe—a bold new work of imaginative fiction that takes us on a thrilling journey into a clash between magic and mankind. To the Eceni tribe of Britannia, nature is the ultimate god, and warriors are joined in battle by the voices and spirits of their ancestors. But the proud Eceni are running out of time. Nero’s army, long since out of patience with Britannia’s wild tribes, is becoming increasingly oppressive. And Boudica’s family is at the center of a gathering storm: Cunomar, Boudica’s son, who longs for the mettle to kill as fiercely as his mother… Graine, her young daughter, gifted with the power of dreamers, scarred forever by the horrors of war...and Boudica’s brother, born Bán of the Eceni, turned the traitor Valerius—a man caught between worlds: warrior and dreamer, Roman and Eceni. As conflict erupts between the tribes and their brutal invaders, Boudica is forced to make a bold sacrifice. Cloaking her identity, she will travel directly into the stronghold of an enemy who longs for her crucifixion. What happens next—in a brutal drama of betrayal, heroism, and sacrifice—will leave Boudica with no options but one: to raise and arm every warrior, every dreamer, every tribe…and push the invader and its legions back into the sea. From the thundering hooves of the Eceni’s great horses to mystical spirit quests of young warriors, from the politics of an empire to the passions of lovers, Dreaming the Hound takes us on a breathtaking journey of the imagination—at once brutal, fantastical, and utterly unforgettable. MAGNIFICENT PRAISE FOR MANDA SCOTT’S BOUDICA SAGA Dreaming the Hound “Extraordinary.” —Independent, UK “Brilliantly imaginative.”—Colchester Evening Gazette, UK “Dramatic…Vivid…Lyrical.”—Yorkshire Evening Post, UK “One of Britain’s most famous legends…is retold here with extraordinary immediacy.”—Our Time, UK “Irresistible…an excellent read.”—Diva, UK Dreaming the Bull “Enthralling…Mesmerising…Creates a living past of battle feats, betrayals, heart-breaking loyalties and cruelties.”—Publishing News, UK “Thrilling…Readers will be swept away.” —Booklist, starred review Dreaming the Eagle “A powerful novel about one of the most intriguing and mysterious women in history…Alive with the love, deceit, wisdom and heroics of humanity. Read it and enjoy!”—Jean M. Auel “The new Mary Renault…Intensely exciting, a tale of passion, courage and heroism against huge odds.”—Publishing News, UK From the Hardcover edition.
📒End Of Legend ✍ Damon Willis
✏End of Legend Book Summary : As a southern creole boy Nathan never took many things for granted. He knew the value of one's dog and a beloved girlfriend so when unworldly puppets kidnap them both he chases them through a twisted portal to get them back! Diving head first into the unknown transforms his body and unravels a new and dangerous world destined for change. With his new body honing the mysteries of the dead gods, Nathan stays true and searches endlessly for his love. His adventurous 'I don't give a damn' attitude paired with pure artistic ingenuity gains our bayou boy a variety of wholesome friends and vile to the core enemies. With beasts, kings, rivals, and his own shadow against him he'll need every ounce of wit and strength to match pace with the changing world of Legend. There is but one saving grace, one that can grant his desire or bring about the end to everything...the Warrior Queen. Somehow he must manage to save his girl. Somehow he must get them back home to Earth.