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Full of betrayal, love, deceit, secret caverns and passageways and even a leopard, this book has a very innocent romance lightly threaded through it.
What more could you ask from a historical novel? Paul Harling rated it really liked it Aug 27, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Perhaps it was not wise to do so, but I approached The Nostradamus Prophecy as a sort of sequel to Devil’s Queenpprofecia novel which was, incidentally, written by my favourite author of historical fiction, Jeanne Kalogridis.
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This book was really good! My favourite character in the novel, hands down, was Lord Thierry.
A downfall would be how long and wordy it is Leerlo es un enorme desperdicio de tiempo. Breslin has set her novel in France during the Religious Wars that riddled the rule of young Prince Charles and towards the very end of the life of, the most famous soothsayer of all time, Nostradamus.
It was both a pleasure and a sadness to watch Melisande’s character grow up throughout the novel. But I still wish Thierry hadn’t died.
I am not sure how much of it is true, but I am now quite interested brsslin the French Religious Wars. The novel goes at a fast pace. And this is a time period I was not at profeca familiar with before reading this novel. Jun 28, Belinda rated it really liked it Recommends it for: When Nostradamus, wild-eyed and trembling, proclaims to the French Court his prophecy of a great massacre, the young King Charles only laughs.
He was exceedingly intelligent, and rather cunning in that way that just makes you want to laugh with delight when he outwits people. A well paced adventure.
La profecia del Louvre / The Nostradamus Prophecy
A longtime librarian, Breslin was awarded life Theresa Breslin was s and brought up in Kirkintilloch, a small town in central Scotland. But come on, people; this entire novel would have been a monumental let down if the ‘king that must be saved’ was Charles.
When the same nobleman accuses Melisande and her father of heresy and treason, she is forced to flee for her life, leaving her father imprisoned. A time when a king must be saved In her terror, confusion and determination to see her sister avenged, Melisande knows only one man who can help her.
The Nostradamus Prophecy by Theresa Breslin
Open Preview See a Problem? I mean, frankly I was often more interested in his pet leopard Paladin. Her voice narrates with a sweetness and innocence often found in young, protected children of profedia age, but matures as she ages through the novel.
Mesliande, the daughter of a travelling Minstrel, her love interest, the wild Leopard tamer, Melchior and several other characters have been created to interact with the historical cast of King Charle’s cast.
It was very entertaining and thought provoking. I admit I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it that much.
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Aug 07, Rebecca May rated it really liked it Shelves: The Nostradamus Prophecy is set pofecia a time period that comprises perhaps the last third of Devil’s Queen. Tiffany rated it really liked it Apr 11, I loved this book I thought it was amazing. Feb 05, Ellie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Want to Read saving…. Needles to say, therefore, the extremely unsympathetic portrait dde in this novel rather annoyed me. Which is an impressive feat, seeing as I’m usually on bteslin receiving end of comments like: Be the first to ask a question about The Nostradamus Prophecy.
The story centres Melisande, a young girl in 16th century Paris, who is caught up in a plot to murder all the protestants in the city.