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The Iron King: The Accursed Kings, Book 1 | [Maurice Druon]

The Iron King: The Accursed Kings, Book 1

From the publishers that brought you A Game of Thrones comes the series that inspired George R.R. Martin’s epic work. France became a great nation under Philip the Fair - but it was a greatness achieved at the expense of her people, for his was a reign characterised by violence, the scandalous adulteries of his daughters-in-law, and the triumph of royal authority.
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Publisher's Summary

From the publishers that brought you A Game of Thrones comes the series that inspired George R.R. Martin’s epic work.

France became a great nation under Philip the Fair - but it was a greatness achieved at the expense of her people, for his was a reign characterised by violence, the scandalous adulteries of his daughters-in-law, and the triumph of royal authority.

©2013 Maurice Druon (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the Critics Say

"Blood-curdling tale of intrigue, murder, corruption and sexual passion" (The Sunday Times)

"Dramatic and colourful as a Dumas romance but stiffened by historical accuracy and political insight" ()The Sunday Times)

"Barbaric, sensual, teeming with life, based in wide reading and sound scholarship…among the best historical novels" (The Times Literary Supplement)

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    Sydney PARIS, TX, United States 08-03-13
    Sydney PARIS, TX, United States 08-03-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Historical Goodie"

    This was good - historical fiction like it used to be. I read it because George Martin recommended it as "the original Iron throne." I was not disappointed! It intrigued me and taught me some things, while making me feel like I was right there, exactly what I want from historical fiction. This story begins in the reign of Phillip the Fair, when he is killing off the last of the Templars; it is essentially the prequel to the War of Roses.

    Good companion reading to Rutherford's new historical fictional exploration of Paris ("Paris"). There is a time period in that book very close to this one. Also, remember the beautiful Isabella, Queen of England in the movie Braveheart? She is Phillip's daughter and is featured in this.

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    luke Fukuoka, Japan 09-11-13
    luke Fukuoka, Japan 09-11-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Great authors don't always recommend great books."
    What would have made The Iron King better?

    More story... less dialogue


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    It just did not seem to go anywhere..


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Peter Joyce?

    Someone else.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Iron King?

    It needed a much stronger story.


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    Isadora IRVINE, CA, United States 05-30-13
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    "SO Happy the series is being worked on!"
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    I am halfway through, and I just saw you added the second of the series. I am SO happy this is the case. My parents are huge fans of the books, but I don't have so much time to sit down to read them. If they weren't on audible, I'd be missing out completely, so THANK YOU to the makers of the audio version! and please don't stop until they are all done!!! <3!

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