Devil's Brood

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Penguin, Oct 7, 2008 - Fiction - 752 pages
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A.D. 1172. Henry II’s three eldest sons conspire against him and align themselves with his greatest enemy, King Louis of France, but it’s Eleanor of Aquitaine’s involvement in the plot to overthrow her husband that proves to be the harshest betrayal. As a royal family collapses and a marriage ends in all but name, the clash between these two strong-willed and passionate souls will have far-reaching and devastating consequences throughout Christendom.

Devil’s Brood, a breathtaking and sweeping epic of a family at its breaking point, shows how two monumental figures once bound by all-consuming love became the bitterest of adversaries

 

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User Review  - ELEkstrom - LibraryThing

I'm seeing Richard I of England in whole new light and it's as dim as a gutting candle . . . but I digress. Richard is a product of his time and that time was dark and disturbing. Ms. Penman once ... Read full review

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

The breakdown of the Plantagenets at the end of Henry II's time is chronicled in necessarily excruciating detail. starting in 1172, it follows the rising level of violence as the impatient sons jockey ... Read full review

Contents

II
3
III
10
IV
26
V
40
VII
58
VIII
82
IX
96
X
109
XXXVI
376
XXXVII
386
XXXIX
396
XL
413
XLI
424
XLIII
441
XLIV
451
XLV
462

XI
117
XIII
134
XIV
150
XV
167
XVII
185
XVIII
200
XIX
213
XX
222
XXI
235
XXII
253
XXIII
262
XXIV
277
XXV
286
XXVI
299
XXVII
312
XXIX
322
XXXI
334
XXXII
344
XXXIII
357
XXXIV
368
XLVI
471
XLVII
481
XLIX
491
L
501
LII
516
LIII
534
LIV
553
LV
562
LVI
578
LVIII
587
LIX
598
LX
618
LXII
636
LXIII
649
LXV
665
LXVI
677
LXVII
688
LXVIII
704
LXIX
714
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Sharon Kay Penman has lived in England and Wales and currently resides in New Jersey. She is the author of six other novels: Falls the Shadow, Here Be Dragons, The Reckoning, The Sunne in Splendour, When Christ and His Saints Slept, and the first Justin de Quincy adventure: The Queen’s Man.

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