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The Accursed Kings
Books in series6
UNABRIDGED
(4.1 based on 153 ratings)
  • 1

    The Iron King: The Accursed Kings, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Maurice Druon
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (89)

    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.

    Amazon Customer says: "Historical Goodie"
    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 disap..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 03 2013 by Amazon Customer (PARIS, TX, United States)
  • 2

    The Strangled Queen: The Accursed Kings 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Maurice Druon
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (44)

    With King Philip IV dead, and the Kingdom left in disarray, as the fatal curse of the Templars plagues the royal house of France.Imprisoned in Chateau Gaillard, Marguerite of Burgundy has fallen into disgrace. Her infidelity has left her estranged husband, Louis X King of France, with neither heir nor wife.The web of scandal, murder and intrigue that once wove itself around the Iron King continues to afflict his descendants, as the destruction of his dynasty continues at the hands of fate.

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  • 3

    The Poisoned Crown: The Accursed Kings, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Maurice Druon
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    The puny, self-impotent Louis X, having caused his first wife to be murdered and his mistress exiled, becomes besotted with the lovely Clemence, his new Queen. Vacillating between self-pity and vainglory he is caught between the vaulting ambitions of proud, profligate barons….

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  • 4

    The Royal Succession: The Accursed Kings, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Maurice Druon
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    No woman shall succeed in Salique land. Louis X is dead, poisoned, murdered, by the hand of Mahaut d'Artois. Her plan is simple - to clear the path to the throne for her son-in-law, Philippe. However, there is the small matter of Queen Clemence and her unborn child. As the country is thrown into turmoil, Philippe of Poitiers must use any means necessary to save his country from anarchy. However, how far is he willing to go to clear his path to the throne and become King in his own right?

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  • 5

    The She-Wolf: The Accursed Kings, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Maurice Druon
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Charles IV is now king of France and his sister is Edward II of England’s Queen. Having been imprisoned by Edward as leader of the rebellious English barons, Roger Mortimer escapes to France, where he joins the war against the English Aquitaine. But it is his love affair with Isabella, the ‘She-Wolf of France’, who has come seemingly to negotiate a treaty of peace that seals his fate…

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  • 6

    The Lily and the Lion: The Accursed Kings, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Maurice Druon
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
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    The royal house of France has fallen. Charles IV is dead, fulfilling the curse of the Templars once and for all. This leaves the path to the throne open for Robert of Artois to place his cousin, Philippe of Valois, upon it. Having committed fraud, perjury and murder in the name of the new king, Robert expects to receive a title and his full reward. But the days of betrayal are far from over and Robert is banished to England.

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