The Sixth Surrender: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jul 27, 2010 - Fiction - 480 pages
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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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User 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

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User Review  - Tyreauna - Goodreads

I read this book again for the second time, and I was able to enjoy it so much more considering that the plot diet fly over my head! The main female character Juliana left a lasting impression on me ... Read full review

Contents

Abbey of Fontevraud Anjou Spring 1200
Saumur Anjou
Abbey of Fontevraud Anjou
CHAPTER 4
CHAPTER 5
CHAPTER 6
CHAPTER 7
Road from Saumur to Normandy
Fortress of Rivefort Normandy CHAPTER 43 April 1202
Nantes Brittany MayJuly 1202
Tours County of Touraine July 1202
Fortress of Mirebeau Poitou
CHAPTER 48
CHAPTER 49
Fortress of Rivefort Normandy CHAPTER 51
Autumn 1202

Fortress of Rivefort Tillières Normandy
CHAPTER 10
CHAPTER 11
PontdelArche Normandy
Fortress of Rivefort Normandy Summer 1200
Fortress of Dreux Normandy CHAPTER 16
CHAPTER 17
Fontevraud Abbey Anjou
Fortress of Dreux Normandy CHAPTER 20 Fortress of Angoulême Angoumois August 1200
Fortress of La Roche Foucauld Angoumois
Fortress of Mervant Poitou August 26 1200
Fortress of Rivefort Spring 1201
CHAPTER 26
CHAPTER 27
CHAPTER 28
CHAPTER 29
CHAPTER 30
CHAPTER 31
PONTDELARCHE
Paris June 1201
CHAPTER 33
Fortress of PontdelArche Normandy August 1201
Fortress of Rivefort Normandy Autumn 1201
Fortress of Rivefort Normandy Winter 1201Spring 1202
CHAPTER 40
MIREBEAU
Nantes Brittany Spring 1202
WinterSpring 1203
CHAPTER 54
CHAPTER 55
CHAPTER 56
Paris
CHAPTER 58
CHAPTER 59
CHAPTER 60
CORFE
Corfe England Early Spring 1204
Paris
Dorset England
CHAPTER 64
CHAPTER 65
Cloister of SaintSylvain
The City of London Spring 1204
CHAPTER 68
CHAPTER 69
CHAPTER 70
CHAPTER 71
Longueville Normandy Summer 1204
Fécamp Normandy
CHAPTER 74
CHAPTER 75
CHAPTER 76
AUTHORS BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTE Acknowledgements
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Hana Samek Norton was born and raised in the (now) Czech Republic where she first learned the difference between a halberd and a hauberk. She currently lives in New Mexico with her husband.

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