Book review: The French Sultana – I love France #150

I LOVE FRANCE
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The French Sultana
(The Veil and the Crown #2)

The French Sultana

 

The French Sultana
by
Zia Wesley


Publisher:  self-published by the author
Pages: 210
Publication date: July 2014

Genre:  Historical fiction
Source: Received for review

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MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS BOOK

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Following fellow book bloggers on their site, on Goodreads, signing up to NetGalley or even to judge novels, you sometimes stumble upon gems. The French Sultana is definitely a gem, and I am glad I found it. Imagine: it’s a historical novel focusing on a page of French history I had basically never heard of!
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Book review: George’s Grand Tour – I love France #149

I LOVE FRANCE
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George’s Grand Tour

George's Grand Tour

 

George’s Grand Tour
(L’avant-dernière chance)
by
Caroline Vermalle

Translator
Anna Aitken


Publisher:  Gallic Books
ISBN: 978-1908313737

Pages: 191
US publication date: 26th May 2015

Prix Nouveau Talent (2009), Prix Chronos (2011)

Genre:  Literary fiction
Source: Received from the publisher

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I just received this delightful novel from Gallic Books. George’s Grand Tour is a great example of France’s rather new voices in literature. This book, inspired by the author’s own adventurous grandfather, will be released tomorrow. I highly suggest you don’t wait longer to purchase it.
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giveaway winner: The Holy Lance

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The Holy Lance

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    Publication Date: March 24, 2015 Knox Robinson Publishing Formats: eBook, Hardcover Pages: 360 Series: The English Templars (Book One) Genre: Historical Fiction/Middle Ages READ AN EXCERPT. Add to GR Button

 

The year is 1191. A daring counterattack against the Saracens’ last-ditch effort to relieve the besieged city of Acre has not only saved the Christian host from a fatal defeat; it has also brought the leader of that counterattack, English Templar Michael Fitz Alan, to the attention of King Richard the Lionheart. In the days that follow, the king charges Fitz Alan with a life-or-death mission – to recover the Holy Lance, a long-lost religious relic widely believed to be responsible for the near-miraculous success of the First Crusade. The ensuing quest leads Fitz Alan and a hand-picked band of Templars on a journey deep into enemy territory, where they battle Saracens, Assassins, hostile Christians and even a traitor within their own ranks as they seek to return the Holy Lance to Christian hands and thereby ensure the success of the crusade.

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Knox Robinson author Andrew A. Latham is an award-winning professor of International Relations who regularly teaches courses in medieval political thought, international relations, and war. Trained as a Political Scientist, Latham has spent the last decade-and-a-half researching political violence in the Middle Ages. He has written scholarly articles on medieval war, the crusades, jihad, and the political thought of Saint Augustine and Saint Thomas Aquinas. His most recent book is a work of non-fiction entitled Theorizing Medieval Geopolitics: War and World Order in the Age of the Crusades. Latham was born in England, raised in Canada and currently lives in the United States. He graduated from York University in Toronto with a BA (Honours) in Political Science, later earned an MA from Queen’s University in Kingston and, later yet, a PhD from his alma mater, York. Latham is a member of the Historical Novel Society, the Historical Writers’ Association and De Re Militari: The Society For Medieval Military History. Since 1997 Latham has been a member of the Political Science Department at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he where he lives with his wife Wendy, daughter Bernadette and son Michael. For more information and updates, please visit Andrew Latham’s website. You can also find him on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

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