Romance, mystery, and intrigue populate the first-ever teen series from the number-one best-selling author of The Other Boleyn Girl.
The year is 1492. Eighteen-year-old Luca De Vere is brilliant, gorgeous - and a heretic. Cast out of his religious order for using scientific knowledge to prove that a divine revelation was faked, Luca is recruited into a secret sect: The Order of the Dragon, headed by none other than Pope Nicholas V, investigates strange occurrences across Europe, and Luca is now part of the Order.
Isolde is a 17-year-old girl who’s been shut up in a nunnery so she can’t inherit any of her deceased father’s estate. Because of mysterious happenings at the nunnery, Isolde is accused of witchcraft - and Luca is sent to investigate her.
Despite the conventions of their time, an attraction grows between Luca and Isolde, and, traveling across Europe, they encounter alchemists, poisoners, inquisitors, and purported witches as they head toward a real-life historical figure who may hold the power of the Order of the Dragon.
The first in a series, this epic and richly detailed drama is firmly rooted in historical fact, and Philippa Gregory’s trademark touch deftly brings the past - and its salacious scandals - to life.
©2012 Simon & Schuster (P)2012 Philippa Gregory Ltd.
Only people who like factual fiction.
The story drags on and on and on. Nothing exciting happens.
He could have put some feeling in to it. This should have been a dramatic reading.
I really can't pin point a reason why I don't like this book. It is a lot of things, poor narration, slow story, annoying plot.
No I did not like how it ended.
The ending was disappointing I flet like you were left hanging.
He's a good reader. Made the story come alive.
...But I am will to give the series a chance, since I am a loyal fan and have read/listened to almost all of her books.
Also, it was much shorter, which was disappointing. I love the saga aspect of Gregory.
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