The Heir to the Throne

The Children of the Core

Author: Ben Fischer

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481779338

Category: Fiction

Page: 138

View: 1908

Nothing exciting has ever happened to Edmund Roth. But that changes one day when he falls down a hole in his basement and finds himself in the middle of a civilization he never knew existed, with floating balls of energy and a dictatorial government that hates people from above—especially Edmund. But why? When a newfound friend tells him something he never knew about himself, Edmund embarks on a journey across a vast wasteland to find out who he really is. He makes friends along the way, but that doesn’t make the journey—both mental and physical—any easier. Complete with a McDonald’s, tayzers, and orbs, this is a journey of a boy discovering his own destiny.

Heir to the Throne

Her Royal Pain-in-the-Highness\A King Without a Country

Author: Kasey Michaels,Carolyn Davidson

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781426881855

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7292

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.

Raising Heirs to the Throne in Nineteenth-Century Spain

The Education of the Constitutional Monarch

Author: Richard Meyer Forsting

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319754904

Category: History

Page: 261

View: 8993

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.

Heir to the Throne

Author: Margaret Tari,Raphael Njoku

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781523242405


Page: 56

View: 1823

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.

Mating with the Heir to the Throne [Royal Alphas 3]

Author: Marcy Jacks

Publisher: Siren-BookStrand

ISBN: 1627418180

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7012

[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

Sheikh's Desert Desire

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

ISBN: 9780263931143


Page: N.A

View: 5631

Carrying the Sheikh's Heir

Author: Lynn Raye Harris

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0373132573

Category: Fiction

Page: 182

View: 6299

She'd meant to have a baby for her sister, but an IVF clinic mix-up means party planner Sheridan Sloane is now carrying the heir of Rashid al-Hassan, the desert king of Kyr!

Gambling with the Crown

Author: Lynn Raye Harris

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0373132417

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 4270

This Sheikh plays to win! The crown of Kyr holds no appeal for pleasure-seeking Sheikh Kadir al-Hassan--his memories of the kingdom are as dark as a desert's night. But neither will he shirk his duty.... Instead, Kadir returns home with a bride so unsuitable, no one will want him to be king! Long-suffering assistant Emily Bryant is the most important person in Kadir's high-octane life, and the most invisible--until she's promoted to royal bride! Sealing their marriage bargain with a scorching kiss leaves Kadir craving more.... Now Kadir must decide what's really at stake in his royal game--his desert duty, or Emily!

After Elizabeth

The Rise of James of Scotland and the Struggle for the Throne of England

Author: Leanda de Lisle

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307414472

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 9836

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.

Princess Protection Program #1: Heir to the Throne

Author: Kate Egan

Publisher: Disney Press

ISBN: 9781423122838

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 4882

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!

Rebel Prince

The Power, Passion and Defiance of Prince Charles

Author: Tom Bower

Publisher: William Collins

ISBN: 9780008291730

Category: Princes

Page: 384

View: 8983

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.

Heroes of Terra

Heir to the Throne

Author: Sophie Evans

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499074352

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 9775

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.

Christian V

The First Heir to the Throne

Author: Jens Gunni Busck

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9788793229716

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 61

View: 2315

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.

Heir of Fire

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408849623

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 384

View: 3742

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.

Henry IV

The Righteous King

Author: Ian Mortimer

Publisher: Rosetta Books

ISBN: 0795335431

Category: History

Page: 462

View: 3715

The real life story of the Plantagenet ruler, by “the most remarkable medieval historian of our time” (The Times, London). The talented, confident, and intelligent son of John of Gaunt, Henry IV started his reign as a popular and charismatic king after he dethroned the tyrannical and wildly unpopular Richard II. But six years into his reign, Henry had survived eight assassination and overthrow attempts. Having broken God’s law of primogeniture by overthrowing the man many people saw as the chosen king, Henry IV left himself vulnerable to challenges from powerful enemies about the validity of his reign. Even so, Henry managed to establish the new Lancastrian dynasty and a new rule of law—in highly turbulent times. In this book, noted historian Ian Mortimer, bestselling author of The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England and The Time Traveler’s Guide to Elizabethan England, goes beyond the legend portrayed in Shakespeare’s history play, and explores the political and social forces that transformed Henry IV from his nation’s savior to its scourge.

Pretender to the Throne

Author: Maisey Yates

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0373132255

Category: Fiction

Page: 191

View: 1375

"After fifteen years in self-imposed exile, the haunted rebel prince Xander Drakos must walk back through the palace gates and assume the role he once abandoned. Only one woman can restore his good name--the woman he left behind. But when Xander finds Layna Xenakos, he's horrified to see the effects of the turmoil he left behind written in the scars across her body. But her scars have given her strength, and Layna refuses to bow to his royal command. Now Xander must use his practiced charm to convince her to become his bride, securing his legitimate place on the throne."--

The Heir Apparent

A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince

Author: Jane Ridley

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0812994752

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 752

View: 6149

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.

Heir to a Desert Legacy

Author: Maisey Yates

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0373131399

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 6567

Sayid al Kadar was trained from childhood to be a warrior. He's fought, he's conquered—but was never meant to rule… Thrust reluctantly to the throne, Sheikh Sayid is shocked to discover a child who is his country's true heir, and he'll do anything to protect him, even if it means taking on the child's aunt! Chloe James might behave like a tigress protecting her cub, but this trained soldier can see her weak spot. Taking Chloe as his bride would appease the people of his kingdom, and provide the perfect outlet for the blistering chemistry between them….