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The Agincourt Bride Catherine de Valois #1

The epic story of the ueen who founded Bride Catherine PDFEPUB #192 the Tudor dynasty told through the eyes of her loyal nursemaid Perfect for fans of Philipa GregoryWhen her own first child is tragically still born the young Mette is pressed into service as a wet nurse at the court of the mad king Charles VI of France Her young charge is the princess Catherine Although the Tudor dynasty is oft accredited to Henry VII s success at the Battle of Bosworth the Tudor line matriarch is arguable Catherine of Valois However before her marriages to Owen Tudor and King Henry V of England Catherine already led a life of intense intrigue Joanna Hickson narrates Catherine s youth in The Agincourt Bride Without a doubt The Agincourt Bride suffers from stylistic issues and a slow beginning Being narrated by Mette Catherine s nurse maid The Agincourt Bride is told in a reflective voice which results in a story being passive rather than lived This means that the pages lack true action and instead include too much talking in an As you know Bob style To say the least this makes for a rather boring novel which does nothing to sweep the reader away Also indicative of the weaknesses of The Agincourt Bride is its blatant shallow depths The story is thin and flat reading like a bare skeleton which Hickson has not properly fleshed out The attempt at is evident as The Agincourt Bride is not fluffy per se but perhaps Hickson held back or did not know how to follow through This also pertains to the characterizations as none experience any growth arcs none stand out and all are too reserved making them uite bland The biggest disappointment is that readers do not get to truly know Catherine or her actions as again the story is of a reflectionHickson s prose is light making The Agincourt Bride easy to read and uick despite its long page count However this is not necessarily a positive trait Plus the language is much too modern and lacks historical accuracy making the novel ideal for YA readers or those new to HF and not wanting to be overwhelmed by context and facts At approximately the 200 page mark The Agincourt Bride becomes strikingly stronger with complexity and raw situations which increases the pace and results in page turning Sadly even here there is a consistency issue as the pages bounce between this new found strength and the errors of the former pages Unfortunately this arousal is fleeting as The Agincourt Bride takes a tumble and returns to a thinner consistency The story becomes repetitive while the events that are supposed to evoke emotions fall flat Literally devices such as the inclusion of letters fictional without historical merit fail to add to the novel and instead make Hickson s effort feel elementary forced and dragged out The concluding chapters of The Agincourt Bride are painfully slow and somewhat meaningless The introduction of Owen Tudor is too fairy tale esue foreshadowing at its height while the ending is somewhat weak and abrupt On the other hand it is a good enough set up for the follow up novel Sadly Hickson does not fortify the novel with a note describing her historical liberties which would be helpful to those new to the subject because much of the plot is contrived The text also includes some punctuation and grammar errors at least the edition I read Overall The Agincourt Bride is certainly not the strongest HF novel and has many flaws and weaknesses Yet Hickson does attempt to focus on politics than romance which adds some merit Also notable is the fact that at least Catherine of Valois is depicted from a French view point of a strong and beautiful female versus the HF novels from an English view of a flippant spoiled girl It is interesting to see a different characterization Although The Agincourt Bride isn t amazing will even bore at times and doesn t truly teach anything it is recommended if looking for light entertainment and for a focus on Catherine which is not readily available which is exactly why I plan to read the second novel Otherwise it can be skipped The Alien Jigsaw reflective voice which Towards a Comprehensive Theory of Human Learning results in a story being passive The Illusion of Gods Presence rather than lived This means that the pages lack true action and instead include too much talking in an As you know Bob style To say the least this makes for a Folk Tales From The Soviet Union rather boring novel which does nothing to sweep the Not The Hot Chick reader away Also indicative of the weaknesses of The Agincourt Bride is its blatant shallow depths The story is thin and flat Pegged and Plugged at the Club reading like a bare skeleton which Hickson has not properly fleshed out The attempt at is evident as The Agincourt Bride is not fluffy per se but perhaps Hickson held back or did not know how to follow through This also pertains to the characterizations as none experience any growth arcs none stand out and all are too Tunnel Through Time reserved making them uite bland The biggest disappointment is that Game of Bimbofication, Part 3 readers do not get to truly know Catherine or her actions as again the story is of a Game of Bimbofication, Part 2 reflectionHickson s prose is light making The Agincourt Bride easy to Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions, Vol. 1 of 5 read and uick despite its long page count However this is not necessarily a positive trait Plus the language is much too modern and lacks historical accuracy making the novel ideal for YA The Fatima Century readers or those new to HF and not wanting to be overwhelmed by context and facts At approximately the 200 page mark The Agincourt Bride becomes strikingly stronger with complexity and Leah Starrs Revenge raw situations which increases the pace and Pieces 8 (Pieces, results in page turning Sadly even here there is a consistency issue as the pages bounce between this new found strength and the errors of the former pages Unfortunately this arousal is fleeting as The Agincourt Bride takes a tumble and Time Flies and Other Short Plays returns to a thinner consistency The story becomes Fall (VIP Book 3) (English Edition) repetitive while the events that are supposed to evoke emotions fall flat Literally devices such as the inclusion of letters fictional without historical merit fail to add to the novel and instead make Hickson s effort feel elementary forced and dragged out The concluding chapters of The Agincourt Bride are painfully slow and somewhat meaningless The introduction of Owen Tudor is too fairy tale esue foreshadowing at its height while the ending is somewhat weak and abrupt On the other hand it is a good enough set up for the follow up novel Sadly Hickson does not fortify the novel with a note describing her historical liberties which would be helpful to those new to the subject because much of the plot is contrived The text also includes some punctuation and grammar errors at least the edition I Drawing Dead (Faolan OConnor Book 1) read Overall The Agincourt Bride is certainly not the strongest HF novel and has many flaws and weaknesses Yet Hickson does attempt to focus on politics than Trails & Tales of Yosemite & the Central Sierra romance which adds some merit Also notable is the fact that at least Catherine of Valois is depicted from a French view point of a strong and beautiful female versus the HF novels from an English view of a flippant spoiled girl It is interesting to see a different characterization Although The Agincourt Bride isn t amazing will even bore at times and doesn t truly teach anything it is Chinas Son recommended if looking for light entertainment and for a focus on Catherine which is not Welcome to the Desert of the Real readily available which is exactly why I plan to Dead End Bluff read the second novel Otherwise it can be skipped

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E to further the cause of FranceCatherine is powerless to stop them but with the French defeat at the Battle of Agincourt the tables turn and suddenly her currency has never been higher But can Mette protect Catherine from forces at court who seek to harm her or will her loyalty to Catherine place her in even greater Agincourt Bride Catherine Kindle #210 danger This book was good but too wordy It caught my eye enough to read the seuel which I enjoyed better The descriptions of the lifestyle during the time period were excellent which was the best part of the book MT 86 : Protocole Montréal-Toulouse d'examen linguistique de l'aphasie (1CD audio) read the seuel which I enjoyed better The descriptions of the lifestyle during the time period were excellent which was the best part of the book

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De Valois caught up in the turbulence and chaos of life at courtMette and the child forge a bond one that transcends Mette’s lowly positionBut as The Agincourt PDF or Catherine approaches womanhood her uniue position seals her fate as a pawn between two powerful dynasties Her brother The Dauphin and the dark and sinister Duke of Burgundy will both use Catherin I loved this Indeed I found myself completely enthralled and caught up in the politics intrigue and magic of the French Court and Henry V of England Joanna Hickson is one of those rare story tellers that weaves a kind of magic with the English Language so that you feel as if you have been transported to another time and placeThe story is told in first person by Catherine s nurse At first I thought this literary device would become annoying However I soon found myself completely caught up in personalities and eventsThe detail of life in 15th century England was remarkable and so well done Clearly a lot of research has gone into this book However the research didn t get in the way of telling a good story and instead enhanced and delineated the time and placeFans of Elizabeth Chadwick and Sharon Kay Penman will enjoy this book as will all readers of historical fiction I am so looking forward to the seuel The Tudor Bride coming out later this year


10 thoughts on “The Agincourt Bride Catherine de Valois #1

  1. says:

    I was disappointed in the Agincourt Bride for many reasons I felt that the novel had great potential because it was written from the point of view of Katherine of Valois’s wet nurse turned Mistress of the Robes Mette This approach was different from many other historical fiction novels written about Katherine and Henry V and Owen Tudor The novel certainly started strong with the fifteen year old Mette assuming her position as w

  2. says:

    This story is certainly epic and long I enjoyed the first half of the book but the second half I got a little tied of it I like how it’s told from the point of view of Catherine’s wet nurse I felt that there was a good connection and easy way to follow the events though there were times between mettes life and Catherine’s which did not connect and probably there just for filling out the story Overall if you love history you will lov

  3. says:

    Although the Tudor dynasty is oft accredited to Henry VII’s success at the Battle of Bosworth; the Tudor line matriarch is arguable Catherine of Valois However before her marriages to Owen Tudor and King Henry V of England; Catherine already led a life of intense intrigue Joanna Hickson narrates Catherine’s youth in

  4. says:

    I enjoyed this novel based upon the earlier years of the life of Catherine of Valois Through the eyes of her wet nurse and later confidante Mette we are with Catherine from birth and through the turbulent years of her adolescence Only towards the end of this novel does she become the ueen of Henry V and therefore this is truly a novel where

  5. says:

    I loved this Indeed I found myself completely enthralled and caught up in the politics intrigue and magic of the French Court and Henry V of England Joanna Hickson is one of those rare story tellers that weaves a kind of magic with

  6. says:

    Before I truly destroy errr review this novel does anyone else see the rather blatant similarity between the cover of the Agincourt Bride and the Forbidden ueen by Anne O'Brien I mean it looks like they used the exact same model in the exact same dress the exact same hair style and then just took two different shots Oy vey there must have bee

  7. says:

    Her beauty fuelled a warHer courage captured a kingHer passion would launch the Tudor dynasty Tagline from the novel coverThe Agincourt Bride is part one in the story of Catherine of Valois French princess and the eventual English ueen The story is narrated by Guilliamette Laniere who becomes the wet nurse of the infant princess an

  8. says:

    I had high hopes for this book when I first saw it and was looking forward to reading it Unfortunately it was a big let down The book was very shallow and relied totally on the serving maid narrator Sometimes a narrator can be a rea

  9. says:

    This book was good but too wordy It caught my eye enough to read the seuel which I enjoyed better The descriptions of the lifestyle during the

  10. says:

    One of the most interesting things about historical fiction revolving around royalty is the paradox they present On the one hand you

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