Jean Plaidy Summary The Passionate Enemies Norman Trilogy #3


  • Hardcover
  • 316
  • The Passionate Enemies Norman Trilogy #3
  • Jean Plaidy
  • English
  • 14 May 2018
  • 9780330252423

10 thoughts on “The Passionate Enemies Norman Trilogy #3

  1. says:

    No nasty descriptive sex in this book like all her books And I like that I love all her booksbut I liked The Bastard King; the first of her N

  2. says:

    This is an ok ending to a series I would have liked to see effort on the character of Stephen I think he’s an interesting king when it comes down to it Matilda is a woman who stands out The other characters in the book pull it together nicely but it’s lacking the spice of the first two

  3. says:

    stick a fork in me

  4. says:

    Incredibly melodramatic and occasionally unintentionally hilarious in its depiction of the relationship between Stephen an

  5. says:

    This third in the trillergy was a good read focusing on the later life of Henry I and the lovehate relationship which led to and continued throughout the period of anarchy as Eing Stephen and Emporess Matilda vied for the thrownIn this novel I did notice uite a few points and statements repeated regularly throughout and at times this felt la

  6. says:

    I think I prefer Sharon Kay Penman's When Christ and all his saints slept to this book It was a good book but I found too much was crammed into the last 150 pages Sharon's book has detail into this civil war and the people involved th

  7. says:

    A bit of a throw away It includes the concept that Stephen and Matilda were in love and met way than is possible f

  8. says:

    empress mathilda daughter of Henry I Beauclerc and grand daughter of Willia the Conueror and the fight for the throne between her and her cousin Stephen de Blois

  9. says:

    The Passionate Enemies has a laughable jacket description Definitely leaning on the side of ridiculousness She was Matilda The arrogant cold daughter of Henry I An empress a woman who had worn out one aging husband only to dominate her next a mere boy Geoffrey first of the fiery Plantagenets Only one man had ever mattered to Matilda ever since childhood He was her cousin He was married He was her true love He was her rival to the throne he

  10. says:

    Like the second instalment of the Norman Trilogy “The Passionate Enemies” does not match the brilliance of Book 1 yet it is impressive nonethelessI find this period of the 1100s an interesting one Here we see the latter days of Henry I followed by the reign of King Stephen Throughout the narrative there’s Henry’s daughter – and S

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DISCOVER A LOST CLASSIC IN PLAIDY'S SCINTILLATING NORMAN SERIES This is the third and final book in The Norman Trilogy and tells the story of the last days of the reign of Henry I His son and wife are dead and Henry hastily remarries a woman than thirty years his junior in the hope of producing a male heir and securing the. stick a fork in me

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Succession If he fails the throne will pass to Matilda and Henry fears that his nobles will not willingly serve a woman But after his death this feckless daughter becomes the focus of a line of would be kings and soon the country is plunged into a bitter civil war that only a child can undo 'Jean Plaidy by the skilful ble. Incredibly melodramatic and occasionally unintentionally hilarious in its depiction of the relationship between Stephen and Matilda as they circle warily but obsessively about each other and the throne Plaidy is usually reliable on her history but two legends are woven into the fabric of the story that of her first husband faking his death thereby casting doubt on Matilda s marriage to Geoffrey of Anjou and that of Stephen and Matilda s relationship I could have bought into both had they been better handled There were glimpses of good writing and strong characterisation but these were lost I think in the rush to tell the story cram all the history in and cover an enormous amount of ground This isn t the worst introduction to this period That said for a deeper insight Sharon Penman s When Christ and His Saints Slept is a weightier tome in ways than one Ellis Peters uses the civil war as the background to her Cadfael novels and Helen Castor is excellent in She Wolves The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth in digging into the huge problems facing a potential ueen in an age when Sovereignty went hand in hand with war


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Jean Plaidy which had sold 14 million copies by the time of her death She chose to use various names because of the differences in subject matter between her books; the best known apart from Plaidy are