The ueen's Vow Read & download í 2

Summary The ueen's Vow

The ueen's Vow Read & download í 2 É [Read] ➵ The ueen's Vow By C.W. Gortner – Isabel é apenas uma adolescente uando a forçam a tornar se uma peã numa conspiração para destronar o seu meio irmão o rei Henriue Acusada de traição e posta cativa aos dezassete anos vê se su Isabel é apenas uma adolescente uandoTerminada a casar se com The ueen's PDFEPUBo único homem ue ama mas ue lhe é proibido Fernando príncipe de Aragão uando decidem unir os reinos de ambos sob o lema «uma só coroa um só país uma só fé» Isabel e Fernando deparam se com uma Espanha empobrecida e cercada por inimigosCom um grande interesse pela d. Read This Review More Like It On My Blog45 out of 5 The ueen's Vow is a great first introduction to a well known and well recommended historical fiction author I've heard and seen CW Gortner's name bandied about freuently as one of the best for compelling researched and still original novels and every claim is only reinforced by my reading experience with this novel about Castile's complicated and dramatic ueen Without condescension or annoying repetition this mostly factual story of 15th century hotbed of war religious strife and rebellion in what is now known as simply Spain is riveting from start to finish once The ueen's Vow and the formidable Isabella hit their stride it is nearly impossible to put down Told with an even pace and a clear voice this four hundred page multi part novel pretty much guaranteed that I will be reading by this author and soon In a genre that can often seem uite overbloated with English and French situated books this exploration into the fertile and sunbaked lands of Spain is a welcome and exciting changeThe most remarkable aspect of the entire endeavor is the main character of Isabella herself With the advantage of perspective and history on our side it's clear that the infanta of Castile is a woman of complicated nature; someone that is sadly often naive in her religious judgments but one who is conversely amazingly progressive in terms of women's education and rights see her intransigence on the rights of her daughtersCastile's and her own sovereignty from AragonFerdinand until an heir is born CW Gortner is a skilled writer that somehow manages to paint a fully realized and wholly fallible version of the renowned and reviled monarch while still rendering the final character likeable and authentic in her determined role and behaviors Accepting both good and bad facets of her personality and her reign The ueen's Vow offers up possible reasons for the cruel decisions Isabella made for her realm without diverging too far from the roadmap of history It's easy to both root for Isabella in her desperate times and to curse at her when she is so easily manipulated Carrillo Enriue Toruemada even Ferdinand Throughout all her trials and even her mishaps it cannot be denied that this Isabella has life and is never boring to readIt's a credit to both the author and the novel itself that because Isabella is a historical figure largely ignored on her own noteworthy merits maaaybe vaguely known to the general populace because of the connection Christopher Columbus her story here is completely fresh and engaging Unlike the TudorsBorgias who have been done over and over with varying degrees of success this view into the overlooked Trastamara royal family is happily unreminiscent of any other historical fiction I've read The tertiary characters are a bit hard to keep track of initially due to my lack of experience with this setting but the author eases the reader comfortably into the Castile he has reimagined The endless wars and battles the reuired Court intrigue the drama all were evenly and uniformly handled in The ueen's Vow Despite the fact that war was pretty much the normal state of being for Isabella and her husband the novel is careful to mix the battles between many other historical events so as not to sacrifice the principles' characterization or plot advancement Time easily speeds by while turning the pages for the real world as well as the pacing of the book The novel can breeze over years at a time with a sentence which didn't bother me so much as streamline the narrative of a real person The ueen's Vow is a going to a hit with historical fiction lovers There's a lot to love the sweet but imperfect marriage between the Catholic Monarchs the tried and true lure of Court intrigue and betrayal The novel terminates before the end of Isabella's life leaving it somewhat open ended in regards to the main character if not the final conflict If you're looking for a well written and engaging novel with a strong fallible character look no further

Free read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ô C.W. Gortner

Isabel é apenas uma adolescente uando a forçam a tornar se uma peã numa conspiração para destronar o seu meio irmão o rei Henriue Acusada de traição e posta cativa aos dezassete anos vê se subitamente coroada rainha de Castela o maior reino de EspanhaMergulhada num conflito mortal para manter o trono está de. This was an engrossing and educational read about the reign of Isabella I of Castile a bodacious female monarch who made her indelible mark on Spanish history The timeline of the story stretched from 1464 when she was 13 and an infante 2nd in line to the throne to 1492 when she reached her 41st yearHer early life before her coronation in 1474 was mostly spent as a captive in the Palace of Segovia entrusted to the care of her half brother King Enriue VI whose consort gave birth to an alleged bastard daughter Joanna King Enriue seemed to vacillate between allowing and disallowing this daughter to have a claim to the throne Meanwhile Isabella’s full brother Alfonso decided to fight for his own right by rising up in arms against the King but was subseuently poisoned to death During all this tumult Isabella met the love of her life Fernando II of Aragon who sowed in her the idea of a unified Spain bringing Castile and Aragon under their joint rule After many twists and turns the lovers were married and Isabella was crowned ueen of Castile in 1474 upon the death of King Enriue She was portrayed in those budding years as cool headed witty patient and above all devoted to a fault to her Catholic faithAlmost immediately after their wedding Isabella together with her husband and co ruler plunged into years of wars against neighboring Portugal because Joanna sought Portugal’s help in trying to reclaim the Castilian throne and against the Muslim Moors in Andalucia because the Catholic monarchs vowed on unifying Spain under one single faith All these wars ended in victory for the Spanish monarchs It should be noted that Andalucia had become a refuge for many Jewish conversos or New Christians who had been coerced to convert to Catholic faithIn 1483 on the persistent urge of the Dominican friar Tomas de Toruemada Isabella and Fernando decided to establish a State Council for Inuisition to enforce Catholic orthodoxy and to persecute those conversos who continued to practice Judaism covertly In 1492 the Spanish monarchs issued the Alhambra Decree ordering the expulsion of all Jews who refused to convert to the Catholic faith Whether the true underlying reason for the Inuisition and Expulsion was for financial gains from confiscating Jewish assets and property or for uelling rising social discord between Catholics and Jews or for the sake of political expediency it remained a debate for historians But it was an undeniable fact that Isabella for all her humane and rational disposition did put her signatures on those draconian and dogmatic edicts whether or not under her husband’s influence which led to massive sufferings and decimation of lives True though she was not the first European monarch or the last to pursue an anti Jewish policyIn 1492 Isabella also agreed to finance Cristobal Colon's Christopher Columbus' groundbreaking voyage to the New WorldIn the “Afterword” the author made this remark Isabella defied categorization with her heroism and contradictions; awesome in her resolve to forge a united nation she was often misguided in her devotion to her faith which gave rise to that infamous system of persecution known as the Spanish Inuisition It’s interesting to note that in Castile a princess was allowed to succeed as the reigning monarch whereas in Aragon the Salic law prevailed to prohibit all royal females from inheriting the throne Gortner exhibits his talent in story telling as well as his keen sense for cultural details in this riveting biographical historical novel I’m giving it 4 full stars

C.W. Gortner ô 2 Review

The ueen's VowEscoberta do desconhecido deixa se apaixonar pela visão de um enigmático navegador chamado ColomboMas uando os mouros do reino de Granada declaram guerra tem lugar uma violenta e terrível batalha contra um antigo adversário ue irá testar toda a determinação a coragem e a crença tenaz ue Isabel tem no seu desti. After my semi rant about there not being enough fiction about Isabella I was ecstatic when I saw this book A story from a notable historical fiction author about a woman and her husband who in a highly patriarchical age made Spain from to Yes pleaseAs this is my first time reading fiction on Isabella I have to say I'm impressed at the author's research into the time period He certainly isn't shy about weaving abundant historical commentary into the narrative and his treatment of the time period seemed well rounded if not a little cautious Plot Summary The book narrates Isabella's life from her time as an disenfranchised and impoverished princess up to the birth of her last child Second in line to a heavily disputed throne the most Isabella could hope for was that her mother and her heir brother could provide some stability for her future This changes when Isabella and her brother are called to court by their half brother the current king Though Isabella tries to distance herself from the corruption and intrigues of court that proves impossible when whispers of the illegitimacy of the king's heir drives a wedge between the king and her family Then when her brother dies Isabella finds herself thrust as the new ueen of Castile and the realm Reactions At the epicenter of a tumultuous era Isabella provides a perfect insider's perspective of the inner workings of the time As well as gaining top level political insights I expected to feel Isabella’s inner turmoil her love of her state and her king her doubts and her strengths But while I found the political and historical narrative to be strong the portrayal of Isabella as an actual living breathing hot blooded young woman was very lacking Isabella seemed too distant and too above the political corruption and discord of the Spanish court I can partially understand why the author portrayed her thus Isabella does not attract the controversy of colorful women such as Cleopatra or Marie Antoinette and is instead cast as a the pillar of moral rectitude regardless of her age and experience Unfortunately this makes her character in the book rather boring The only times I saw Isabella as a real person rather than an untouchable figurehead was her dealing with Fernando and since the couple spent most of their time separated with their numerous campaigns those scenes were not as freuent as I would have liked I also don't like how the author didn't dirty Isabella's hands in any of her political dealings He glazed over Isabella's role in the Inuisition Rather than delving into Isabella's motivations and beliefs the author was very cautious and assigned most of the responsibility of the persecution and expulsion of Jews on Toruemada and Fernando Overall the book was a good introduction to Spanish politics during Fernando and Isabella's reign However rather than a complex ambitious and far seeing monarch this book's Isabella seemed like an empty vessel a conduit through we which were able to explore medieval Spain 3 solid stars and recommended for people who want an introduction to Medieval Spain