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The Royal Succession by Maurice Druon
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The Royal Succession has it all for a fan of historical fiction. There is the question of the ascension of the greatest offices of the land, those of the kingdom and the church, both of which are accomplished with much drama and guile. The story of the two lovers finally comes to a close, though a rather tragic one. The affairs of the state and the role of the monarch's lords and ladies, both loyal and adversarial are given much emphasis. Perhaps the best part is the development of characters, of different statures and ranks, all vying to reach their ambitions, by means of treason or reason. It was worth it to read the prequels to read this central point of the series, and I hope its successors are as illustrious.

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October 17, 2018 – Shelved
January 17, 2019 – Shelved as: historical-fiction

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