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0349419507
Book:Blood queen; Joanna Courtney:2018 Blood queen; Joanna Courtney
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Author: Courtney, Joanna
Year: 2018
Language: English
Type: Book
Class Number: HISTORICAL
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Piatkus, 2018
Physical or Electronic: Physical
ISBN: 9780349419503
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Scotland, 1020 AD - King Malcolm II is fading fast. It is North vs South, for two families have a claim on the inheritance of his crown. Who will gain the Scottish throne? On the eve of her 16th birthday, a flushed and nervous Cora MacDuff waits to marry her sweetheart, Macbeth. But her dreams are about to be stolen from her as the night she was hoping for turns into a brutal slaughter. In order to reclaim the life she was promised, she will learn to use every weapon at her disposal - even her son.
Additional information: 373 pages, illustration (black and white), map (black and white)
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361 pages, maps (black and white) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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A brilliant story with lots of historical facts. All about Harald Hardrada & his Queen, Elizaveta of
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