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The Sword Decides PDF µ The Sword Epub /

The Sword Decides ➳ [Reading] ➶ The Sword Decides By Marjorie Bowen ➩ – At the height of its glory Naples was one of the greatest kingdoms in Europe but also one of the most deadly With the death of the old King Giovanna of Naples becomes ueen — but ueen to Andreas of H At the height of its glory Naples was one of the greatest kingdoms in Europe but also one of the most deadly With the death of the old King Giovanna of Naples becomes ueen — but ueen to Andreas of Hungary’s king Giovanna blinded by ambition and determined to hold the throne of Naples as ueen in her own right will stop at nothing to keep her crown She puts into motion a plot to rid herself of her husband and deliver her sister The Sword Epub / Maria into the hands of her most favoured confidante Raymond de Cabane as a reward for his help But when Maria writes to her betrothed Ludovic of Hungary to inform him of his brother’s death Giovanna finds herself caught in a tangled web of lies and political pressures that leads to armies clashing in the streets of Naples Only one can emerge victorious — let the sword decide ‘The Sword Decides’ is a thrilling historical romance filled with twists and political intrigue to entertain every reader Born in Marjorie Bowen pseudonym of Margaret Gabrielle Vere Campbell Long was one of Britain’s most prolific authors of the twentieth century Writing was than just a hobby her works were the primary source of financial support for her family Between and her death in Bowen wrote over books garnering much acclaim for her popular histories and historical and gothic romances Alongside masterful descriptions and concise efficient prose she deftly rendered larger than life subjects in the minds of her readers To this day aficionados of the genres covet Bowen’s work Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent digital publisher For information on our titles please sign up to our newsletter at wwwendeavourpresscom Each week you will receive updates on free and discounted ebooks Follow us on Twitter EndeavourPress and on Facebook via We are always interested in hearing from our readers Endeavour Press believes that the future is now.

  • Kindle Edition
  • 295 pages
  • The Sword Decides
  • Marjorie Bowen
  • English
  • 13 December 2016

4 thoughts on “The Sword Decides

  1. Robin Robin says:

    This was the only novel I could find based on Joanna I of Naples which still surprises me because she lived such an eventful life And extra bonus it was free because it was written in 1908 The writing was good especially given the time period it was written in sometimes older books have a style I don't love but unfortunately I just couldn't connect with any of the characters none of them seemed like likable protagonists It's a shame I'd love to see a well done dramatized account of Joanna's life

  2. Phil Syphe Phil Syphe says:

    My knowledge of Hungarian and Italian medieval history is limited thus I approached this work of historical fiction with interest I was previously unfamiliar with all the personages and events depicted in this novel The author does a great job of making the people believable and painting pictures of their surroundings I’ve never been to Italy but I could envision the scenery well owing to the uality descriptionsThe narrative is fast paced mainly owing to it being heavy on dialogue making this a character driven text This is the type of story I favourBy the end I wanted to know “what happened next” prompting me to do a Google search for ueen Giovanna of Naples Although I realise Wikipedia isn’t to be wholly relied upon it’s likely to present accurate facts than “The Sword Decides” is considering it was published in 1908 I mention this because much of the events in the novel differ to what I read online some to great degrees Won’t say too much for fear of unleashing any spoilers but I would encourage anyone who’s taken pleasure from reading Ms Bowen’s contribution to check out recent info on the subject matterAfter reading up on Giovanna I also followed the link to her younger sister Maria of Naples as she was my favourite character in “The Sword Decides” Again the online details of Maria’s life differ to those in the novelAnyway no matter whether the novel is slightly out or way out on numerous facts this doesn’t alter my personal enjoyment of the story

  3. Mel Mel says:

    I came across a lovely 1908 copy of this at the 2nd hand book shop in Highgate I'd read a collection of spooky stories by Marjorie Bowen before and really liked them but I'd not heard of this book A uick google search said that it was a historical gothic novel about the ueen of Naples which sounded like it could be uite good I throughly enjoyed it It was a little like Game of thrones if GOT had been written well with beautiful language and strong women charactersI wasn't familiar with the story at all and there were many unexpected twists and turns that I really enjoyed The characterisation was brilliant with only one exception the characters were all various shades of gray there was no hero everyone was doing things for their own interests and did some good and some terrible things which I really loved The ending was beautiful and spooky and dramatic I definitely want to read by Marjorie Bowen and have already started an ebook version of her black magic This was an excellent find

  4. Carole O& Carole O& says:

    Marjorie Bowen was a really good writer the facts she has about King Andreas death in this Book are as near to fact as she could get it as the details of his death are confirmed by other sourcesI have always said that historical fact can be alarming than the best horror movie ever made as history is true and the horrors done in the name of ambition were terribleHaving said that this is a really good book well written and she has researched this book well to make it a really good read

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