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Princess Maritza

3.29  ·  Rating Details ·  28 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Percy James Brebner (1864-1922) wrote some of his books under the pseudonym Christian Lys, among which are: Suspicion (1889), A London Cobweb (1892), The Doctor's Idol (1894), The Dunthorpes of Westleigh (1896), The Hepsworth Millions (1898), The Fortress of Yadasara (1899), The Black Card (1899) and The Mystery of Ladyplace (1900). His other famous works include: The ...more
Paperback, 312 pages
Published January 11th 2008 by Dodo Press (first published 1906)
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Cara
May 22, 2012 Cara rated it it was amazing
I've read this book more than once and have loved it both times. I HIGHLY recommend it!!! :)
D.M. Dutcher
Sep 30, 2012 D.M. Dutcher rated it it was ok
Shelves: gothic
Just okay, a time-filler of a book where everyone respects their enemies, people can be awful sexist, and those darn foreigners you have to watch out for.

Desmond Ellery is a disgraced English soldier who on a walk one day meets the young Princess Maritza, playing truant from the finishing school she attends. She inspires him by showing her sass and verve, and he decides to go to her kingdom Wallaria and seek fame and fortune there. He gets wrapped up in that countries tumultuous politics, and fi
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Apr 14, 2012 V rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
In this tale of courtly intrigue, Percy James Brebner's hero is an English expatriot living in an invented land. Through chance, Ellerey (the hero of the tale) meets Princess Maritza while still living in England. She tells him her tale of woe: she has been banished from her kingdom of Wallaria and denied her right to rule. Ellerey, fleeing problems of his own in England, moves to Wallaria and enters the service of the usurper-king. The book's namesake seems to be forgotten and appears not again ...more
Michelle J
Mar 05, 2011 Michelle J rated it liked it
Shelves: read-kindle
I'm not sure why I kept trudging through this book. The first half was confusing and slow going. The point of view would also change in the same chapter in the next paragraph adding to my confusion. Once I figured out what was going on (about halfway through) the story started to pick up. You figured out who was on what side. By the end the story had completely made up for its slow and confusing start.
Tasha
Mar 30, 2012 Tasha rated it did not like it
Shelves: classic
The writing style is way too flowery and the princess is ridiculous.
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fantastic book if you like political drama of the archaic variety and honor etc mixed in with romance
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