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The queen's vow : a novel of Isabella of Castile, C.W. Gortner

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The queen's vow : a novel of Isabella of Castile
Title
The queen's vow
Title remainder
a novel of Isabella of Castile
Statement of responsibility
C.W. Gortner
Title variation
queens vow
Title variation remainder
a novel of Isabella of Castile
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"No one believed I was destined for greatness. So begins Isabella's story, in this evocative, vividly imagined novel about one of history's most famous and controversial queens--the warrior who united a fractured country, the champion of the faith whose reign gave rise to the Inquisition, and the visionary who sent Columbus to discover a New World. Acclaimed author C. W. Gortner envisages the turbulent early years of a woman whose mythic rise to power would go on to transform a monarchy, a nation, and the world. Young Isabella is barely a teenager when she and her brother are taken from their mother's home to live under the watchful eye of their half-brother, King Enrique, and his sultry, conniving queen. There, Isabella is thrust into danger when she becomes an unwitting pawn in a plot to dethrone 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 Aragon. 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. From the glorious palaces of Segovia to the battlefields of Granada and the intrigue-laden gardens of Seville, The Queen's Vow sweeps us into the tumultuous forging of a nation and the complex, fascinating heart of the woman who overcame all odds to become Isabella of Castile"--
Summary
A tale inspired by the life of the Spanish warrior-queen traces her rise from a defiant daughter of an exiled widow to a powerful monarch who risks her life to marry her true love before financing Columbus's voyage to America and healing her fractured kingdom
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Writing style
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10118894
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gortner, C. W
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3607.O78
LC item number
Q84 2012
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Isabella
  • FICTION / Historical
  • FICTION / Biographical
  • FICTION / Literary
  • Spain
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a novel of Isabella of Castile
Label
The queen's vow : a novel of Isabella of Castile, C.W. Gortner
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 378-379)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
754713824
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
382 pages
Isbn
9780345523969
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012008559
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
The queen's vow : a novel of Isabella of Castile, C.W. Gortner
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 378-379)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
754713824
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
382 pages
Isbn
9780345523969
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012008559
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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