Jacquetta always has had the gift of second sight. As a child visiting her uncle, she met his prisoner, Joan of Arc, and saw her own power reflected in the young woman accused of witchcraft. They share the mystery of the tarot card of the wheel of fortune before Joan is taken to a horrific death. Jacquetta understands the danger for a woman who dares to dream. Jacquetta is married to the Duke of Bedford, English regent of France, and he introduces her to a mysterious world of learning and alchemy.
never a dull moment and so much history... wish Philippa Gregory would have written all my School days history books, I might have taken more interest
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Who is Septimus Heap? A lost child? An ordinary hero? A powerful wizard? The Magyk begins here. The first book in this enthralling new series by Angie Sage leads listeners on a fantastic journey filled with quirky characters and magykal charms, potions, and spells. Magyk is an original story of lost and rediscovered identities, rich with humor and heart.
Sadly, this review is highly biased by my love of Harry Potter. Still, good story.
It's just a small story really, about, among other things, a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist: books.
I listened to this book twice all the way through. I can't wait to hear it another time. Much better than watching a movie. trying to find another book equally as engaging will be difficult.
why would I listen to this book more than once? why do people watch movies more than one time? for me , it's because I want to follow the characters again to make sure I didn't miss anything the first time... it's like following them in a dream. It was easy to feel like I knew Liesel, Rudy, Hans, Max and Rose.
I think the most intriguing aspect of this book was having it narrated by death himself. To hear him suucumb to the The Human Condition, really gave me a sense of gratefulness...for love, loss, and the accompanying strength of spirit that lives in us all.