The Carradignes. A family of wealth and honor... But amidst this world of privilege and passion, an unforeseen peril lurks. From USA TODAY bestselling author Kasey Michaels, a compelling contemporary tale. A new queen is to be crowned. And a mysterious assassin is hell-bent on stopping it. But Captain Devon Montcalm will see Princess Kelly Carradigne ascend to her throne as queen, even if it means throwing himself in front of a bullet. From critically acclaimed author Carolyn Davidson, a heart-stopping historical prequel. A long-lost king has been discovered. And the false ruler will never let "Alex Carr" claim his birthright. But Alex has sharply honed skills from his dangerous past...and sweet Rebecca Hale to give him the strength to claim a destiny too long denied.
Her Royal Pain-in-the-Highness\A King Without a Country
Author: Kasey Michaels,Carolyn Davidson
This book analyses royal education in nineteenth-century, constitutional Spain. Its main subjects are Isabel II (1830- 1904), Alfonso XII (1857-1885) and Alfonso XIII (1886-1941) during their time as monarchs-in-waiting. Their upbringing was considered an opportunity to shape the future of Spain, reflected the political struggles that emerged during the construction of a liberal state, and allowed for the modernisation of the monarchy. The education of heirs to the throne was taken seriously by contemporaries and assumed wider political, social and cultural significance. This volume is structured around three powerful groups which showed an active interest, influenced, and significantly shaped royal education: the court, the military, and the public. It throws new light on the position of the Spanish monarchy in the constitutional state, its ability to adapt to social, political, and cultural change, and its varied sources of legitimacy, power, and attraction.
The Education of the Constitutional Monarch
Author: Richard Meyer Forsting
The king of Osama needs an heir to his throne, but none of his many wives has been able to have a baby. A native doctor hides a seed inside the wives' pottage and promises the king an heir from the one who eats the seed. But one of the wives, Omonu, misses the meal. When she returns to discover the soup is all gone, she is distraught and eats the bits that have fallen onto the ground. Find out how Omonu's leftovers will forever change her life, the king's lineage, and the state of the entire kingdom. Based on African folktales passed down from generation to generation, The Heir to the Throne is a story about humility, love, and patience-and the rewards that come from all three. The Heir to the Throne is an accessible story that will not only impress positive qualities upon its young readers but also expose them to one of the world's many cultures, fostering curiosity about our diverse country in the hopes that we can better understand each other and learn to celebrate our differences.
Author: Margaret Tari,Raphael Njoku
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
[Siren Everlasting Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Futuristic Paranormal Romance, M/M, werewolves, light spanking, HEA] Thomas Jayne just watched his mother's brutal murder at the hands of a werewolf patrol officer. To add insult to injury, the werewolf didn't kill him, instead, it turned him. Shunned by his father and brothers, and the entire human community where he grew up, he's on his own from here on out. Tom is now a mutt, a shifter not born with his powers, and not welcome amongst the humans or the wolves. He's slowly losing control of his wolf. After a year on his own, it breaks free and attacks in a jealous rage. Roland Solomon's mate literally attacked him, and Roland doesn't mind, even if his mate is a disrespectful former human. The man is gorgeous, and his, and he will protect him. He will teach Thomas to control himself, and he will do everything in his power to protect Thomas from the wolves who believe that mutts should just be put out of their misery. ** A Siren Erotic Romance
Author: Marcy Jacks
Carrying the Sheikh's Heir (Heirs to the Throne of Kyr, Book 2) / Forged in the Desert Heat / the True King of Dahaar (a Dynasty of Sand and Scandal, Book 2)
Author: Lynn Raye Harris,Maisey Yates,Tara Pammi
Publisher: Mills & Boon
Many volumes have been written about the long reign of Elizabeth I. Now, for the first time, comes a brilliant new work that focuses on the critical year her reign ended, a time in which England lost its childless queen and a Machiavellian struggle ensued to find her successor. December 1602. After forty-four years on the throne, Queen Elizabeth is in decline. The formidable ruler whose motto is Semper eadem (I never change) has become a dithering old woman, missing teeth and wearing makeup half an inch thick. The kingdom has been weakened by the cost of war with Spain and the simmering discontent of both the rich and the poor. The stage has been set, at long last, for succession. But the Queen who famously never married has no heir. Elizabeth’s senior relative is James VI of Scotland, Protestant son of Elizabeth’s cousin Mary Queen of Scots. But as a foreigner and a Stuart, he is excluded from the throne under English law. The road to and beyond his coronation will be filled with conspiracy and duplicity, personal betrayals and political upheavals. Bringing history to thrilling life, Leanda de Lisle captures the time, place, and players as never before. As the Queen nears the end, we witness the scheming of her courtiers for the candidates of their choice; blood-soaked infighting among the Catholic clergy as they struggle to survive in the face of persecution; the widespread fear that civil war, invasion, or revolution will follow the monarch’s death; and the signs, portents, and ghosts that seem to mark her end. Here, too, are the surprising and, to some, dismaying results of James’s ascension: his continuation of Elizabeth’s persecution of Catholics, his desire to unite his two kingdoms into a new country called Britain, and the painful contrast between the pomp and finery of Elizabeth’s court and the begrimed quality of his own. Around the old queen and the new king, swirl a cast of unforgettable characters, including Arbella Stuart, James’s ambitious and lonely first cousin; his childish, spoiled rival for power, Sir Walter Raleigh, who plotted to overthrow the king; and Sir John Harrington, Elizabeth’s wily godson, who switched his loyalties to James long before the queen’s death. Courtesy of Leanda de Lisle’s keenly modern view of this tumultuous time, we are given intimate insights into of political power plays and psychological portraits relevant to our own era. After Elizabeth is a unique look at a pivotal year–and a dazzling debut for an exciting new historian. From the Hardcover edition.
The Rise of James of Scotland and the Struggle for the Throne of England
Author: Leanda de Lisle
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Carter Mason's life is turned upside down when her father, Major Mason of the Princess Protection Program—a fictitious organization that rescues princesses—brings Princess Rosalinda to their Louisiana home. Rosalinda's country has been taken over by a dictator. The only way to save her country and her mother is for Rosalinda to go undercover as regular American teen Rosie Gonzalez. Carter is in charge of helping Rosie fit in, but getting the princess to change her ways is more challenging than either one of them expected. And when both girls are nominated for Homecoming Queen, they're in for an unforgettable adventure!/DIVDIV This retelling of the new hit Disney Channel Original Movie follows Carter’s and Rosie’s adventure from start to a royally exciting finish. With simple text and tons of photos, it’s perfect for younger readers!
Author: Kate Egan
Publisher: Disney Press
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Best-selling author Tom Bower reveals the power, passion and defiance of Prince Charles. Few heirs to the throne have suffered as much humiliation as Prince Charles. Despite his hard work and genuine concern for the disadvantaged, he has struggled to overcome his unpopularity. After Diana's death, his approval rating crashed to 4% and has been only rescued by his marriage to Camilla. Nevertheless, just one third of Britons now support him to be the next king. Many still fear that his accession to the throne will cause a constitutional crisis. That mistrust climaxed in the aftermath of the trial of Paul Burrell, Diana's butler, acquitted after the Queen's sensational 'recollection'. In unearthing many secrets surrounding that and many other dramas, Bower's book, relying on the testimony from over 120 people employed or welcomed into the inner sanctum of Clarence House, reveals a royal household rife with intrigue and misconduct. The result is a book which uniquely will probe into the character and court of the Charles that no one, until now, has seen.
The Power, Passion and Defiance of Prince Charles
Author: Tom Bower
Publisher: William Collins
Vanessa Nox had a life of any normal teenager. A train ride to her father’s “workplace” changes that. Vanessa and her sister Abigail realize that earth isn’t the only realm. They meet up with a variety of creatures, both friend and foe, in a world called Terra. Vanessa discovers that not only is Terra her real home but she is also the princess of the elves. Together, Vanessa, Abigail, and an elf named Rex help save Terra against powerful villains that control not only the shadows but also what lurks in them. Between joy and betrayal, Vanessa finds not only can she save the elves but she can also lead them.
Heir to the Throne
Author: Sophie Evans
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Christian V reigned from 1670 until 1699. He was the first to accede to the throne as a hereditary king following the introduction of the hereditary and absolute monarchy by Frederik III. During the reign of Christian V, state power became centralized and the absolute monarchy was consolidated, and he made a competent but ultimately unsuccessful attempt to reconquer Scania, Halland, and Blekinge, territories that had been lost during his father's reign. Though there is an equestrian statue of him at the centre of Kongens Nytorv, the square the King had built, there are probably not many Danes who are familiar with the details of Christian V's life.
The First Heir to the Throne
Author: Jens Gunni Busck
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The heart-pounding, edge-of-your-seat third instalment to the Throne of Glass series is a New York Times bestseller and a must-read for fans of Game of Thrones As the King of Adarlan's Assassin, Celaena Sardothien is bound to serve the tyrant who slaughtered her dear friend. But she has vowed to make him pay. The answers Celaena needs to destroy the king lie across the sea Wendlyn. And Chaol, Captain of the King's Guard, has put his future in jeopardy to send her there. Yet as Celaena seeks her destiny in Wendlyn, a new threat is preparing to take to the skies. Will Celaena find the strength not only to win her own battles, but to fight a war that could pit her loyalties to her own people against those she has grown to love? This third novel in the Throne of Glass sequence, from New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas, is packed with more heart-stopping action, devastating drama and swoonsome romance, and introduces some fierce new heroines to love and hate. Perfect for fans of The Hunger Games and Game of Thrones.
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Young Adult Fiction
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND THE BOSTON GLOBE This richly entertaining biography chronicles the eventful life of Queen Victoria’s firstborn son, the quintessential black sheep of Buckingham Palace, who matured into as wise and effective a monarch as Britain has ever seen. Granted unprecedented access to the royal archives, noted scholar Jane Ridley draws on numerous primary sources to paint a vivid portrait of the man and the age to which he gave his name. Born Prince Albert Edward, and known to familiars as “Bertie,” the future King Edward VII had a well-earned reputation for debauchery. A notorious gambler, glutton, and womanizer, he preferred the company of wastrels and courtesans to the dreary life of the Victorian court. His own mother considered him a lazy halfwit, temperamentally unfit to succeed her. When he ascended to the throne in 1901, at age fifty-nine, expectations were low. Yet by the time he died nine years later, he had proven himself a deft diplomat, hardworking head of state, and the architect of Britain’s modern constitutional monarchy. Jane Ridley’s colorful biography rescues the man once derided as “Edward the Caresser” from the clutches of his historical detractors. Excerpts from letters and diaries shed new light on Bertie’s long power struggle with Queen Victoria, illuminating one of the most emotionally fraught mother-son relationships in history. Considerable attention is paid to King Edward’s campaign of personal diplomacy abroad and his valiant efforts to reform the political system at home. Separating truth from legend, Ridley also explores Bertie’s relationships with the women in his life. Their ranks comprised his wife, the stunning Danish princess Alexandra, along with some of the great beauties of the era: the actress Lillie Langtry, longtime “royal mistress” Alice Keppel (the great-grandmother of Camilla Parker Bowles), and Lady Randolph Churchill, mother of Winston. Edward VII waited nearly six decades for his chance to rule, then did so with considerable panache and aplomb. A magnificent life of an unexpectedly impressive king, The Heir Apparent documents the remarkable transformation of a man—and a monarchy—at the dawn of a new century. Praise for The Heir Apparent “If [The Heir Apparent] isn’t the definitive life story of this fascinating figure of British history, then nothing ever will be.”—The Christian Science Monitor “The Heir Apparent is smart, it’s fascinating, it’s sometimes funny, it’s well-documented and it reads like a novel, with Bertie so vivid he nearly leaps from the page, cigars and all.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune “I closed The Heir Apparent with admiration and a kind of wry exhilaration.”—The Wall Street Journal “Ridley is a serious scholar and historian, who keeps Bertie’s flaws and virtues in a fine balance.”—The Boston Globe “Brilliantly entertaining . . . a landmark royal biography.”—The Sunday Telegraph “Superb.”—The New York Times Book Review From the Hardcover edition.
A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince
Author: Jane Ridley
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography