The Sixth Surrender: A Novel (Google eBook)
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A transporting debut novel set in thirteenth century France-a time when chivalry reigned and treachery ruled
In the last years of her eventful life, queen-duchess Aliénor of Aquitaine launches a deadly dynastic chess game to safeguard the crowns of Normandy and England for John Plantagenet, her last surviving son.
To that end, Aliénor coerces into matrimony two pawns-Juliana de Charnais, a plain and pious novice determined to regain her inheritance, and Guérin de lasalle, a cynical, war-worn mercenary equally resolved to renounce his.
The womanizing Lasalle and the proud Juliana are perfectly matched for battle not love-until spies and assassins conspire to reverse their romantic fortunes.
Populated by spirited and intelligent women and executed in flawless period detail, The Sixth Surrender is a compelling love story that heralds the arrival of a major new talent in historical fiction.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - PetreaBurchard - LibraryThing
I really wanted to like it because I love the setting, and there are a couple of interesting characters. Info-dumping, head-hopping, clumsy, clumsy, clumsy. I gave it 20 chapters then gave up. Petrea Burchard Camelot & Vine Read full review
Review: The Sixth SurrenderUser Review - Al - Goodreads
An excellent portrayal of the intrigue which existed in the medieval courts of England, France and Aquitaine as western Europe entered the 13th century. The author provides an interesting series of ongoing plot twists as the story winds to its conclusion. Read full review
Fortress of Rivefort Normandy CHAPTER 43 April 1202
Nantes Brittany MayJuly 1202
Tours County of Touraine July 1202
Fortress of Mirebeau Poitou
Fortress of Rivefort Normandy CHAPTER 51
Fortress of Rivefort Tillières Normandy
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Fortress of Dreux Normandy CHAPTER 16
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Fortress of Dreux Normandy CHAPTER 20 Fortress of Angoulême Angoumois August 1200
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Fortress of Mervant Poitou August 26 1200
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AUTHORS BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTE Acknowledgements