The Fatal Crown

  • by Ellen Jones
  • Narrated by Suzanne Toren
  • 23 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Against the seething political intrigues of 12th-century Europe, two royal heirs will surrender to passion as they vie for the most glittering, treacherous prize of all: the English throne
At nine, Maud, an English princess, was sent to Germany to become the bride of the Holy Roman Emperor - a political alliance with a man her father's age. At 25, the widowed Maud must marry once again, this time to 14-year-old Geoffrey Plantagenet. But it is with Stephen of Blois, Maud's fiercest rival for the British throne, that the headstrong princess discovers the true meaning of desire.
Stephen, a descendant of William the Conqueror, believes absolutely in his God-given right to rule. Torn between his illicit passion for Maud and his own towering ambition, he knows he must choose. Stephen's decision will wrench him from the arms of the woman he loves, ignite civil war, and lead to a shattering act of betrayal that, decades later, will come full circle and change the course of English history.

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Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Seems that the need for accuracy in historical detail is more important today as readers have been treated to high quality, well-researched books. Sadly missing here.


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Really its just the everyday background detail


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-03-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios