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The Crown

by Nancy Bilyeau

JOANNA STAFFORD, a Dominican nun, learns that her favorite cousin has been condemned by Henry VIII to be burned at the stake. Defying the rule of enclosure, Joanna leaves the priory to stand at her cousin's side. Arrested for interfering with the king's justice, Joanna, along with her father, is sent to the Tower of London. While Joanna is in the Tower, the ruthless Bishop of Winchester forces her to spy for him: to save her father's life she must find an ancient relic--a crown so powerful, it may possess the ability to end the Reformation. With Cromwell's troops threatening to shutter her priory, bright and bold Joanna must decide who she can trust so that she may save herself, her family, and her sacred way of life. This provocative story melds heart-stopping suspense with historical detail and brings to life the poignant dramas of women and men at a fascinating and critical moment in England's past.more than one dead body is uncovered, Joanna departs with a sensitive young monk, Brother Edmund, to search elsewhere for the legendary crown. From royal castles with tapestry-filled rooms to Stonehenge to Malmesbury Abbey, the final resting place of King Athelstan, Joanna and Brother Edmund must hurry to find the crown if they want to keep Joanna's father alive. At Malmesbury, secrets of the crown are revealed that bring to light the fates of the Black Prince, Richard the Lionhearted, and Katherine of Aragon's first husband, Arthur. The crown's intensity and strength are beyond the earthly realm and it must not fall into the wrong hands. With Cromwell's troops threatening to shutter her priory, bright and bold Joanna must now decide who she can trust with the secret of the crown so that she may save herself, her family, and her sacred way of life. This provocative story melds heart-stopping suspense with historical detail and brings to life the poignant dramas of women and men at a fascinating and critical moment in England's past.

The Crown

by Nancy Bilyeau

An astonishing debut in historical fiction, hailed as "part The Da Vinci Code, part The Other Boleyn Girl," (Woman's Day), The Crown follows one nun's dangerous quest to find an ancient relic during Cromwell's reign of terror.Joanna Stafford, a Dominican nun, learns that her favorite cousin has been condemned by Henry VIII to be burned at the stake. Defying the rule of enclosure, Joanna leaves the priory to stand at her cousin's side. Arrested for interfering with the king's justice, Joanna, along with her father, is sent to the Tower of London. While Joanna is in the Tower, the ruthless Bishop of Winchester forces her to spy for him: to save her father's life she must find an ancient relic--a crown so powerful, it may possess the ability to end the Reformation. With Cromwell's troops threatening to shutter her priory, bright and bold Joanna must decide who she can trust so that she may save herself, her family, and her sacred way of life. This provocative story melds heart-stopping suspense with historical detail and brings to life the poignant dramas of women and men at a fascinating and critical moment in England's past.

The Crown and the Crucible

by Judith Pella Michael Phillips

Christian fiction

The Crown and the Sword (Dragonlance: Rise of Solamnia #2)

by Douglas Niles

During the dark years after the War of Souls, chaos threatens the once-mighty empire of Solamnia. Goblins raid even fortified cities, and bandits rule great sections of the countryside. The ruling dukes, lords, and knights bicker and backstab. Through this chaos, James Markham, aided by his steadfast dwarven companion and a beautiful white robed wizard, wields his flaming sword to uphold the principles on which Solamnia was founded.

A Crown Disowned

by Andre Norton Sasha Miller

Andre Norton has long been known as a "master" fantasist. With this new cycle she is joined by Sasha Miller and between them they tell a complex an riveting story of good and evil and magic.

Crown Duel (The Crown and Court Duet, Book 1)

by Sherwood Smith

A deathbed promise to their father sends a daring girl and her brother off to war. Filled with intrigue, romance, and magic, this spellbinding novel is a dramatic coming-of-age story about a girl who rises from impoverished beginnings to take command of her own fate. Smith tells a fast-moving tale of adventure, intrigue, and honor, with Mel a likable heroine and a lively narrator.--Booklist

A Crown for Cold Silver

by Alex Marshall

"It was all going so nicely, right up until the massacre."Twenty years ago, feared general Cobalt Zosia led her five villainous captains and mercenary army into battle, wrestling monsters and toppling an empire. When there were no more titles to win and no more worlds to conquer, she retired and gave up her legend to history. Now the peace she carved for herself has been shattered by the unprovoked slaughter of her village. Seeking bloody vengeance, Zosia heads for battle once more, but to find justice she must confront grudge-bearing enemies, once-loyal allies, and an unknown army that marches under a familiar banner.FIVE VILLAINS. ONE LEGENDARY GENERAL. A FINAL QUEST FOR VENGEANCE.

A Crown Imperiled

by Raymond E. Feist

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Riftwar Cycle--including the original Riftwar, the Serpentwar, the Darkwar, the Demonwar, and now the Chaoswar--comes the latest entry in one of the most treasured and enduring sagas in modern fantasy.A Crown ImperilledWar rages in Midkemia once again, and behind the chaos, disquieting evidence points to dark elements at work.As enemies march across the realm wreaking destruction, its brave and loyal defenders battle to survive--a struggle made more perilous now that Jim Dasher's trusted intelligence network has been cleverly dismantled. Region by region, Midkemia is being ripped apart, and the loyal spy and his allies find themselves overpowered at every turn.Signs of the kingdom's impending doom surround them. King Gregory of the Isles has yet to produce an heir. Roldem and Rillanon have each been plagued by palace coups that threaten to topple their thrones. Lord Hal of Crydee and his great friend Ty Hawkins, champion swordsman of the Masters' Court, have been entrusted with smuggling Princess Stephané and her lady-in-waiting, the lovely and perplexing Lady Gabriella, out of Roldem to safety. But the rising danger has made finding refuge treacherous.Nowhere is safe, including Ylith, Midkemia's strategic bastion, where Hal's younger brothers Martin and Brendan hold off an onslaught of brutal Keshian Dog Soldiers and a mysterious force from beneath the sea. Yet courage alone is not enough to withstand the continued enemy assault. Without reinforcements, hope of success fades. Martin, Brendan, and their compatriots know that while losing Crydee, the legendary city on the kingdom's edge, would be devastating, the realm can still be saved. But if Ylith falls, all is lost.As Jim, Hal, and all their brothers in arms fight for their lives, Pug and the Conclave of Shadows embark on a magical quest to hunt down the dark force orchestrating the destruction before Midkemia is annihilated. And time is running out. . . .

A Crown Imperiled (Chaoswar Saga #2)

by Raymond E. Feist

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Riftwar Cycle--including the original Riftwar, the Serpentwar, the Darkwar, the Demonwar, and now the Chaoswar--comes the latest entry in one of the most treasured and enduring sagas in modern fantasy. A Crown Imperilled War rages in Midkemia once again, and behind the chaos, disquieting evidence points to dark elements at work. As enemies march across the realm wreaking destruction, its brave and loyal defenders battle to survive--a struggle made more perilous now that Jim Dasher's trusted intelligence network has been cleverly dismantled. Region by region, Midkemia is being ripped apart, and the loyal spy and his allies find themselves overpowered at every turn. Signs of the kingdom's impending doom surround them. King Gregory of the Isles has yet to produce an heir. Roldem and Rillanon have each been plagued by palace coups that threaten to topple their thrones. Lord Hal of Crydee and his great friend Ty Hawkins, champion swordsman of the Masters' Court, have been entrusted with smuggling Princess StephanÉ and her lady-in-waiting, the lovely and perplexing Lady Gabriella, out of Roldem to safety. But the rising danger has made finding refuge treacherous. Nowhere is safe, including Ylith, Midkemia's strategic bastion, where Hal's younger brothers Martin and Brendan hold off an onslaught of brutal Keshian Dog Soldiers and a mysterious force from beneath the sea. Yet courage alone is not enough to withstand the continued enemy assault. Without reinforcements, hope of success fades. Martin, Brendan, and their compatriots know that while losing Crydee, the legendary city on the kingdom's edge, would be devastating, the realm can still be saved. But if Ylith falls, all is lost. As Jim, Hal, and all their brothers in arms fight for their lives, Pug and the Conclave of Shadows embark on a magical quest to hunt down the dark force orchestrating the destruction before Midkemia is annihilated. And time is running out. . . .

Crown in Darkness (A Medieval Mystery Featuring Hugh Corbett)

by Paul C. Doherty

The year is 1286 and on a storm-ridden night King Alexander III of Scotland is riding across the Firth of Forth to meet his beautiful French bride Yolande. He never reaches his final destination as his horse mysteriously slips, sending them both crashing to their death on cruel rocks. The Scottish throne is left vacant of any real heir and immediately the great European princes and the powerful nobles of Alexander's kingdom start fighting for the glittering prize. The Chancellor of England, Burnell, ever mindful of the interest his king, Edward I, has in Scotland, sends his faithful clerk, Hugh Corbett, to report on the chaotic situation at the Scottish court. Concerned that a connection exists between the king's death and those now desirous of taking the Scottish throne, Corbett is drawn into a maelstrom of intrigue, conspiracy and danger.

Crown of Crystal Flame

by C. L. Wilson

A Song of Love won her heart. A Song of Darkness haunted her soul. A Song in the Dance would seal her fate. Seers had long foreseen an extraordinary destiny for Ellysetta Baristani. Already she had won the heart of the Fey King-the magnificent Rain, ever her ally, eternally her love. She had saved the offspring of the magical tairen and fought beside her legendary mate against the armies of Eld. But the most powerful-and dangerous-Verse of her Song had yet to be sung. As the final battle draws nigh and evil tightens its grip upon her soul-will Ellysetta secure the world for Light or plunge it into Darkness for all eternity? As she and Rain fight for each other, side by side, will they find a way to complete their truemate bond and defeat the evil High Mage of Eld before it's too late, or must they make the ultimate sacrifice to save their world?

Crown of Earth

by Hilari Bell Drew Willis

The moment Prince Edoran hears these words from Weasel's trusted friend Justice Holis, Edoran knows he has to fi nd a way to rescue Weasel, who has been kidnapped in Edoran's place. Edoran's task is far from easy. Life-threatening challenges greet him at every step as he searches for Weasel, forced to hide his true identity from all he meets along the way. The journey is full of surprises and revelations, as Edoran learns for the fi rst time the real meaning of hard labor and the cost of a meal. The story builds to a stunning climax, where the true nature of the magical objects of Deorthas is at last revealed. Fans of acclaimed fantasy author Hilari Bell will not be disappointed with this action-packed conclusion to the mesmerizing Shield, Sword, and Crown trilogy.

Crown of Fire (Forgotten Realms: Shandril's Saga #2)

by Ed Greenwood

The second book in Ed Greenwood's first Forgotten Realms trilogy.Author Ed Greenwood continued the story of Shandril of Highmoon in this second volume of the Shandril's Saga trilogy. This mass market edition of the trade paperback features new cover art by Jon Sullivan.AUTHOR BIO: A resident of Ontario, Ed Greenwood created the Forgotten Realms setting nearly 30 years ago and has written hundreds of novels, articles, and game products in the setting. His most recent novel is Elminster's Daughter.From the Paperback edition.

Crown of Glory: The Life of Pope Pius XII

by Alden Hatch Seamus Walshe

Biography of Pope Pius, XII who was elected Pope of the Roman Catholic Church in March 1939. Pius XII was pope during the turbulent years of World War II through most of the 1950's. This book describes the Pope's efforts to secure peace between the Allied and Axis powers. It also tells of the role of the Vatican in providing protection to displaced refugees and all persecuted persons while trying to prevent the spread of Communism. Image descriptions added.

The Crown of Mexico: Maximilian and His Empress Carlota

by Joan Haslip

England had been among the first to recognize Mexico's independence, hoping to find in the former colonies of Spain new markets for her ever-expanding economy. Two loans were floated on the London Stock Exchange, but the bankers demanded such a heavy rate of interest that not more than half the money ever reached the Mexican government. Others followed in England's wake, with France obtaining a substantial share of Mexican commerce. The most feared and hated of the foreign powers, however, was Mexico's North American neighbor, who, between 1837 and 1849, partly through war and partly through acquisition, absorbed over a million and a half square miles of Mexican territory, including the whole of Texas, New Mexico and Southern California.

Crown of Shadows

by Friedman C. S.

Despite opposition by his Patriarch, warrior priest Damien Vryce again seeks the assistance of the immortal sorcerer Gerald Tarrant. While racing against time to prevent the enslavement of their world, the two men find themselves trapped between justice and retribution. Betrayal and loyalty assume ironic forms in this conclusion to Friedman's complex and compelling Cold Fire Trilogy. The richly detailed setting and strong supporting characters give substance to a tale that explores the consequences of embracing evil in the hope of achieving its redemption.

Crown of Shadows (Coldfire Trilogy #3)

by C. S. Friedman

DESCENT INTO HELL.... For more than a millennium now Ernas humans have maintained an uneasy stalemate with the fae that treacherous force of nature which feeds on the human psyche. Adepts and sorcerers work the fae for their own profit while the demonic creatures who feed upon such efforts rapidly gain in power and ambition. Now one of these demons, a Iezu called Calesta has declared war on all of mankind. Master of illusion, devourer of pain he plans to 'remake the human species until mankind exists only to sate his unquenchable thirst for suffering and omens of his triumph are already apparent. Only Damien Vryce. warrior-priest of the One God. And his unlikely ally the undead sorcerer Gerald Tarrant stand between Calesta and his triumph. Nothing short of the demon's absolute destruction will save mankind from his unholy influence. But no one on Erna is certain just what the Iezu really are, and no man has ever succeeded in killing one. Faced with an enemy who may prove invulnerable, Damien and Tarrant must risk everything in a war that will take them from the depths of Hell to the birthplace of demons and beyond--in a battle which could cost them not only their lives but the very soul of all mankind.

The Crown of Silence

by Storm Constantine

when shan was fifteen years old, dark soldiers came out of the west, like a cloud of evil boiling over the soft hills of his homeland. They commanded terrible beasts, which killed with hooked claws like scythes and cold eyes that dripped icy fire. The soldiers wore helmets that looked like fiends, tusked and snarling and sneering. The terrible consequences of war have left the boy Shan wounded in body and mind by the invading army of Magravandias. He is taken from his devastated village by the magus Taropat, chosen by the master's mysterious impulse to make Shan his pupil--and a weapon against the invading empire. In his forest hideaway, Taropat teaches the boy both magic and how to hone his loathing of the Mag- ravandian empire into a lethal weapon. The magi of the forest seek to make a hero; bent on revenge, Shan willingly accepts the role. Taropat is far more, even, than the powerful wizard he seems. Shan learns the tragic truth of what befell Khaster Leckery, companion to the dark Dragon Heir, Valraven Palindrake, and husband toValraven's sister. And Shan discovers he himself is soon to become an inextricable part of Khaster's story. The Crown of Silence is the second volume in the Chronicles of Magravandias, Storm Constantine's breathtaking new fantasy masterpiece. The first is Sea Dragon Heir.

Crown of Slaves (Honor Harrington Universe #1)

by David Weber Eric Flint

A NEW SERIES SET IN THE "HONORVERSE"OF HONOR HARRINGTON. The Star Kingdom's ally Erewhon is growing increasingly restive in the alliance because the new High Ridge regime ignores its needs. Added to the longstanding problem of a slave labor planet controlled by hostile Mesans in Erewhon's stellar backyard, which High Ridge refuses to deal with, the recent assassination of the Solarian League's most prominent voice of public conscience indicates the growing danger of political instability in the Solarian League which is also close to Erewhon. In desperation, Queen Elizabeth tries to defuse the situation by sending a private mission to Erewhon led by Captain Zilwicki, accompanied by one of her nieces. When they arrive on Erewhon, however, Manticore's envoys find themselves in a mess. Not only do they encounter one of the Republic of Haven's most capable agents Victor Cachat-but they also discover that the Solarian League's military delegation seems up to its neck in skullduggery. And, just to put the icing on the cake, the radical freed slave organization, the Audubon Ballroom, is also on the scene led by its notorious and ruthless assassin, Jeremy X.

Crown of Stars

by Kate Elliott

King Henry's kingdom has been ravaged by internecine warfare, in a conflict that has been both long and bloody. Furthermore, the spell holding the exiled Ashioi from the world has failed, and the land, ravaged by the fury of their return, is only now showing signs of recovery. Sanglant is struggling to legitimise his leadership as the returned Ashioi are planning war, and Stronghand has begun a march of conquest into the heart of Sanglant's realm. Adelheid and Antonia have made an unholy alliance, and Sabella and Duke Conrad are moving to seize Sanglant's crown. Cultures, religions, and races are clashing in what will be the ultimate struggle for control of this strange new world.

Crown of Stars (Crown of Stars, Book 7)

by Kate Elliott

from the book jacket As Crown of Stars opens, the land is just beginning to recover from the great cataclysm brought on by the return of the lost Aoi land from the aether to the earth from which it was spell-cast so many hundreds of years ago. The sun can once again be glimpsed in the sky, the earthquakes and devastatingly unnatural storms have ended. But far too much has been lost or transformed. New alliances are forming even as old allies have departed for their own lands. And while Sanglant struggles to legitimize not only his own rulership but Liath's status as his wife and consort, others are leaguing against him.... The Aoi, seeking to raise distrust and start conflicts among the humans, are carrying out random attacks while implicating Sanglant as their leader.... Liath, setting out on a mission in search of forbidden magics, is unexpectedly beset by enemies she may not be able to withstand.... Stronghand is on a march of conquest that will inevitably lead into the heart of Sanglant's realm.... Adelheid has made an unholy alliance with the treacherous Antonia, who, with the deadly galla at her command, is prepared to strike at Liath, Sanglant, or anyone who threatens her plans.... Sabella and Duke Conrad have also marshaled their forces and are moving to seize the crown from Sanglant.... And Alain must take his own stand against the Lady of Battles if he is to have any hope of redeeming this war- and magic-torn world....

The Crown of the Blood

by Gav Thorpe

ULLSAARD HAS CONQUERED THE KNOWN WORLD. All have fallen before his armies.Now it's time to take the long journey home, back to the revered heart of the great Empire he had helped create for his distant masters. But when he returns to the capital, life there is so very different from what he had believed. Could it be that everything he has fought for, has conquered and killed for, has been a lie?File Under: Epic Fantasy [ Conquering Armies | A Vast Empire | Temple Of Shadows | Rebellion And War ]

The Crown of Valencia

by Catherine Friend

Ex-lovers can really mess up your life. Kate Vincent's ex, Anna, certainly does. Not only does Anna interfere in Kate's love life, but she totally screws up the world by travelling back in time to 11th century Spain and changing one crucial event. As any sane person knows, you cannot alter an event in history without altering everything that follows - but Anna has an agenda, and a score to settle. When Kate follows Anna back to the 11th century to clean up Anna's mess before she and those she loves cease to exist, she finds herself fighting not only Anna and her hired thugs, but also another woman - the woman Kate has never stopped loving.

Crown Prince, Pregnant Bride!

by Raye Morgan

Monte DeAngelis has returned to Ambria to claim his throne. . . ;and the one woman who is forbidden to him. Now promised against her will to Monte's enemy, innocent Pellea has never forgotten her time in Monte's arms. And unbeknownst to her family, she's pregnant with his baby! Monte has always believed that love has no place in his world, but Pellea's courage and passion are irresistible. Could it be that this once coldhearted prince has found his true destiny-as a husband and father?

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