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A Flor-de-Lis e o Leão (The Accursed Kings #6)

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A maldição dos templários roubou a vida ao terceiro e último filho varão de Filipe, o Belo, a subir ao trono em França. Quando Carlos IV morre, sem deixar um príncipe herdeiro, extingue-se a dinastia dos Capetos, após três séculos a conduzir os destinos do país. Perante o inquietante vazio no trono, o conde Roberto Artois, com suma habilidade e rapidez, força o apoio dos s ...more
Hardcover, 344 pages
Published 2007 by Círculo de Leitores (first published 1959)
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Heather
Unlike game of thrones, this series waits to kill off a favorite character until book six. This series has remained strong throughout. Many times you find yourself thinking, did that really happen? You google it, and of course it did.
Erick
Jul 04, 2012 Erick rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The continuance of the france wolves?

If you want to learn some about french history this books series will fulfill your expectations, love, lust, betrayal, war, conspiracy and other things will made your brain explode!
Diego
Este libro debería ser considerado el desenlace de esta saga. Todos los personajes que son introducidos en El Rey de Hierro mueren a lo largo de los títulos de esta serie, y en especial, este narra el desenlace de Roberto III de Artois, quien, con su intervención a lo largo de la saga, provoca el embrollo dinástico que llevó a la Guerra de los Cien años. Harto recomendable si les gusta la historia medieval.
Russ Smith
Mar 17, 2016 Russ Smith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So, this is the last of the series and what a great series it was. The first book sets up the long tale with the cruel destruction of the Templars by Phillip the Fair, the Iron King, and the curse spewed out by the Templar Grand Master as he died at the stake in flames. Each story line is more lurid than the next with plots and schemes all the way from murder and witchcraft, to betrayal, lies and theft. All this in the context of a greedy struggle for power driven by pride. The books are histori ...more
Isabel
Sep 15, 2014 Isabel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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No se que mas decir de esta magnifica saga! me encanta! me encanta la historia, como esta narrada! me duele terminarla.
Carlos Nouaille
Jan 06, 2014 Carlos Nouaille rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Un colofón glorioso para una gran saga. Los Reyes Malditos de Maurice Druon pueden ser la obra definitiva sobre el final de la dinastía de los Capetos y los inicios de la Guerra de los Cien Años. Por sus páginas pasan templarios, brujas, caballeros corteses al estilo artúrico y nobles maquiavélicos ávidos de poder. Empieza con un buen ritmo, pero el tercer y cuarto libro frenan un poco la acción. Resulta que sólo estaban preparándose las piezas en el tablero para que en el sexto todo termine con ...more
Sandy
Jun 28, 2015 Sandy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Rodrigo
Y la saga sigue y no se pierde el interés. Cómo Druon logra manternos enganchados después de 6 tomos, es una maravilla. En este libro le decimos adiós a dos de los personajes más increíbles de la historia: Roberto y Mahaut. Ambos ambiciosos, poderosos, imbatibles, y que mueren víctimas de sus mismas maquinaciones, una envenenada por la asesina que ella entrenó, y el otro herido en la guerra que él ayudó a crear. Mientras tanto, la historia de Europa se escribe, ahora a ambos lados del Canal de l ...more
Joakim Ruud
Oct 07, 2015 Joakim Ruud rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So, the last entry of the series proper. There is one seventh book, but it is set much later in the hundred years war and seems to be told from an entirely different perspective.

This, then, is the final chapter in Druon's history of the destruction of the Capet dynasty, the reversal of France's fortunes after the death of Philip the Fair, the root causes of the Hundred Years War and last, but DEFINITELY not least, the fate of Druon's absolute number 1 favourite historical character, Robert of Ar
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Paul Burnette
Feb 06, 2016 Paul Burnette rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh, Artois, where art thou?
Merciless minds and clever intrigues play off the powers and personalities of the major players of the French (Lily) and the English (Lion) kingdoms of the early 14th Century, the reigns of Charles VI of France and Edward III of England. Historical figures include Isabella and Mortimer and Edward III’s new wife Philippa of Hainaut on the English side of the Channel, and Philippe’s dowager queens Jeanne of Evreux and Jeanne of Burgundy on the Continent. Conspirators inc
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Superiu
Apr 08, 2014 Superiu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Este sexto libro bien puede ser el último de la serie, ya que concluyen muchos de los relatos que iniciaron en el primer libro. La historia concluye con la muerte de Roberto de Artois en una batalla en suelo francés en la que fue herido de manera fortuita.

El libro narra principalmente el reinado de Felipe de Valois, primer rey de la dinastía Valois luego de que no hubo nieto de Felipe el Hermoso que continuara la línea sucesoria.

Roberto alza a su primo Felipe para la regencia y luego para el rei
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Rafael Rojas
Mar 09, 2015 Rafael Rojas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Pippa Fox
Jun 13, 2009 Pippa Fox rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I have an English translation of this one (from a recycled books place). A wonderful storyteller, very well researched. Gripping, often funny and spinechilling by turns, paints a flesh and blood picture of the middle ages. characters jump off the page and are hard to forget! More please...am now hunting for the rest of the books in the Accursed Kings series.
Jack Laschenski
Aug 15, 2015 Jack Laschenski rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Wild West of 14th Century.
This novel brings to a close The Accursed Kings, Druon's great historical fresco of the first four decades of the fourteenth century. In England the young Edward III has come to the throne and establishes his personal power by arresting and executing at Tyburn Roger Mortimer, who was once Regent of the Kingdom and the Queen Mother's lover. In France Philippe VI, the first monarch of the House of Valois, has become king and immediately finds himself involved in the r
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Monica
Aug 21, 2013 Monica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Roberto de Artois es el gran protagonista de esta serie tal y como lo dice el autor.

Para mí esta saga termina aquí, no sólo porque la descendencia de Felipe el Hermoso termina de desparecer, si no por el párrafo final del autor.

La serie ha estado increíble. La realidad, nuevamente, ha sobrepasado la ficción.
David
Nov 08, 2014 David rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For those not familiar with these books, this series of historical fiction about France in the early 1300s was the inspiration for many of the plot lines in A Song Of Ice And Fire, the fictional book series starting with A Game Of Thrones.

You'd think that by the 6th book in the series I'd have the characters figured out. Yes, I know it's historical fiction, so the author has no choice in the names of the major characters. That said, it is frustrating that just about every important female charac
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Jaime Ibarra
Jan 12, 2011 Jaime Ibarra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
El mejor libro de la saga hasta el momento. Que artista Druon en poder relatar hechos tan confusos y antiguos, sin perder la tensión y el enigma de lo que pasará a continuación. Maestrazo!
Pedro Marroquín
Doy 5 estrellas no al libro en si, si no a la serie en general. No muy bien escrita, con demasiados cambios de ritmo, pero que te acojona que todo esto pueda haber pasado hace menos de setecientos en Francia. Para que luego le cuenten a un descendiente de estos tipos que es el Juego de Tronos, si lo lleva metido en la sangre. Que pedazo de incompetentes cabrones fueron todos! Y lo mejor es cuando muere el personaje más querido por el autor... que tiene que dejar de escribir por lo mal que se sie ...more
Laure D
Aug 03, 2014 Laure D rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
On ne voit pas souvent un auteur traumatisé par la mort de son protagoniste. Néanmoins Druon n'hésite pas à nous faire partager sa déception et sa tristesse, pointant du doigt l'histoire qui lui a retiré trop tôt son géant écarlate.
Ce sixième tome est le chant du cygne d'Artois qui, à vouloir aller plus haut, n'a que mieux chuté. C'est la marche inexorable de la France vers un conflit que le lecteur sait inévitable. C'est l'un des plus beaux et grandioses volume de la série.
Et qui nous fait tir
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Lydia
Jan 14, 2016 Lydia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought that this was one of the better books in the series. Druon finally has turned his attention to the characters whose lives weave through all six books of the seven book series --- Robert of Artois and his aunt and nemesis Mahaut. Their double-dealing, lifestyle and treachery contributed as much to the downfall of the Capet dynasty as the curse of of the Templars. Just the fact that the several of the sovereigns of France were so stupid as to even listen to anything that they had to say ...more
Austin Guenther
Apr 24, 2015 Austin Guenther rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Picking up soon after the She Wolf, Lily and Lion mainly follows the infamous character Robert of Artois. Lily brings back all the plots and assassination that was lacking in She Wolf and fills quite a large book that kept me entertained from cover to cover.
Since I want to make this review short the only negative points are the sudden ending and a very boring epilogue (which serves no purpose but to follow a forgotten character). Yet there is still one last book to conclude this series, but the
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20012206
Apr 03, 2016 20012206 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Por fin fin se murio Maught!!!
Dale Zawada
Sep 01, 2015 Dale Zawada rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Wei Lien Chin
I know there are seven books in The Accursed Kings series by Maurice Druon, but do I really need to read book 7 to have a proper closure? Judging by reviews and the fact that book 7 was published 17 years after the sixth almost like an afterthought, I’d say the answer is: no, this is it. The story has been told, and this is as good as it gets.

And what a story!

I came into this series the same way as many other readers here, I’m sure. George RR Martin dubbed this series as “the original Game of T
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Elspeth G. Perkin
An amazing read for those who adore rich historical pieces and wish to fully acquaint (or perhaps form an imaginary alliance) with figures from history. Mr. Druon takes this reader on a brilliant venture every time I open another novel in this addicting saga and The Lily and the Lion was my latest feast. Being the sixth in The Accursed Kings series it was bittersweet to realize as I finished this splendid work that only one more novel remains. But as the saying goes "all good things must come to ...more
Matt
Jul 06, 2014 Matt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Druon appears to tie up the series in this novel, full of intrigue and drama, though he did pen a seventh and last one years later. Charles IV lays dying in France, the last of the sons of Philip the Fair, and therefore perhaps the last to be cursed by the Templars. Strong negotiations amongst the Council chooses Philippe of Valois, a cousin, to assume the role of King of France. Philippe VI begins planning his reign and hopes to rid himself of familial enemies and those who may see his selectio ...more
Lisa
Jun 08, 2012 Lisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history
Takes us full circle, we started way back with Robert of Artois plotting with the Queen of England against her sisters in law which indirectly led to the Hundred Years War. The Lily and the The Lion ends the Robert of Artois stricken from his homeland and unable to ever win back his territory. In this installment Robert is exiled and is shown to be the direct spark to the start of The Hundred Years War by planting the seeds in King Edward III of England's mind that he is the legitimate King of F ...more
Jessica
Aug 13, 2013 Jessica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Robinson
Jan 24, 2015 Robinson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Con la muerte de Carlos IV se extingue la dinastía de los Capetos, haciéndose realidad la Maldición del templario. Finalmente la Corona se posa en la cabeza de quien mas la había deseado Carlos de Valois, y ahora Roberto de Artois, el que más lucho para que esto se hiciera realidad, espera que el rey le pague sus enormes servicios de tantos años. Otra vez Maurice Druon nos deleita con una impresionante novela que nos sacara una que otra lagrimilla por los personajes que nos dejan.
Hugh Coverly
Jul 10, 2015 Hugh Coverly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another excellent novel in The Accursed Kings series. In this book, Druon brings to a close the story he began with The Iron King. Scores are settled, friends become enemies, chicanery runs amok; history moves on at its own inscrutable pace carrying in its wake success and failure, joy and sorrow, life and, inevitably, death. And yet, the story does not end here, there is a seventh and final novel. Can't wait to read it.
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Maurice Druon was born in Paris. He is the nephew of the writer Joseph Kessel, with whom he wrote the Chant des Partisans, which, with music composed by Anna Marly, was used as an anthem by the French Resistance during the Second World War.

In 1948 he received the Prix Goncourt for his novel Les grandes familles. On December 8, 1966, he was elected to the 30th seat of the Académie française, succee
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