Married at sixteen. A queen at twenty-five. Declared insane by the husband she adored, and locked up by her beloved father.Juana "la Loca" was the last true queen of Spain. Daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella, and sister to Catherine of Aragon, she is a woman ruled by her passions. Her arranged marriage to Philip the Fair of Flanders begins as a fairytale romance when, despite never having met before their betrothal, they fall desperately in love. Never meant to be more than his consort and mother to his heirs, after tragedy decimates her family, Juana finds herself heiress to the throne of Spain. Suddenly plunged into a ruthless battle of ambition and treachery, the future of Spain - and her own freedom - is at stake. Told in Juana's voice, THE LAST QUEEN is the enthralling and moving tale of a woman ahead of her time, who fought fiercely for her birthright in the face of an unimaginable betrayal. Juana's story is one of history's darkest secrets, brought vividly to life in this exhilarating novel.
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'Disturbing royal secrets and court manipulations wickedly twist this enthralling story, brilliantly told.' -- Publishers Weekly 20080425
About C. W. Gortner
C.W. Gortner is half-Spanish by birth and his formative years were spent in southern Spain, where his lifelong fascination with history began. After years of working as a fashion marketer and editor, C.W. returned to college to pursue a Masters in Fine Arts in Writing. He lives in Northern California with his partner of thirteen years and their Welsh Pembroke Corgi, and welcomes visitors at: http://www.leonibus.com.
The Last Queen by C. W. Gortner
C. W. Gortner
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Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Short-listed for Heathrow Travel Product Award: Travel Read, Fiction 2009
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