Doamna apelor

Doamna apelor Doamna apelor readuce la viata una dintre cele mai misterioase figuri feminine ale Angliei medievale Jacquetta de Luxemburg mama reginei Elizabeth Woodville Urmasa a Melusinei frumoasa zeita a riur

  • Title: Doamna apelor
  • Author: Philippa Gregory Anacaona Mindrila‑Sonetto
  • ISBN: 9789734655670
  • Page: 349
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Doamna apelor readuce la viata una dintre cele mai misterioase figuri feminine ale Angliei medievale, Jacquetta de Luxemburg, mama reginei Elizabeth Woodville Urmasa a Melusinei, frumoasa zeita a riurilor din mitologia vest europeana, Jacquetta ii mosteneste puterile vizionare si vrajitoresti, insa le foloseste doar in momentele cruciale ale vietii Casatorita cu ducele dDoamna apelor readuce la viata una dintre cele mai misterioase figuri feminine ale Angliei medievale, Jacquetta de Luxemburg, mama reginei Elizabeth Woodville Urmasa a Melusinei, frumoasa zeita a riurilor din mitologia vest europeana, Jacquetta ii mosteneste puterile vizionare si vrajitoresti, insa le foloseste doar in momentele cruciale ale vietii Casatorita cu ducele de Bedford si inrudita astfel cu familia regala, aceasta ajunge in scurt timp una dintre primele doamne ale Curtii Lancaster Desi moartea sotului si casatoria din dragoste cu un barbat inferior ca rang si avere ii rapesc acest statut privilegiat, in mijlocul luptelor singeroase ce dezbina tara, Jacquetta reuseste sa si implineasca unul dintre cele mai ambitioase vise acela de a si vedea fiica urcind pe tronul Angliei.

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    1. I have been fascinated by the Tudors and Plantagenets most of my life. I knew the various kings and queens, as well as how they ascended to the throne. But to focus on all the women behind the scenes and then in front of the scenes was a fantastic approach. Definitely will continue this series.The setting and the descriptions are magical. You feel transported to the time frame. You are half in a bit of shock and a bit of concern, all knowing some of this actually happened. Of course, some of it [...]

    2. I have a problem with authors thinking that they have to reach a larger mass audience once they are popular. It is comparable to a musician who “sells out”. The Lady of the Rivers certainly portrayed a dummied down storyline which started with the immediate opener. Perhaps Gregory is so popular now, that she took away much of the magic so evident in some of her earlier works to reach a wider audience. The theme of my complaints against The Lady of the Rivers is the lack of depth. Admittedly, [...]

    3. "“Any woman who dares to make her own destiny will always put herself in danger.” "This was my first Philippa Gregory novel, and my first historical novel this year. (Although I tried to read Outlander. But I put it aside after 200 pages because it was sexist.) I fully enjoyed this book and am super intrigued to continue this series. The British Royals and their history always sparked an interest in me and while this novel satisfied me 100%, it also made my hunger even bigger. Since my knowl [...]

    4. I’ve always had a love hate relationship with Philippa Gregory. Sometimes she does what she does extraordinarily well, and sometimes she writes crap like this. I really struggled with this one. I just found Jacquetta’s story SO uninteresting. When I was reading it I couldn’t help but wonder how better this series would have been if Margaret of Anjou had her own novel. This way another perspective of the wars would have been covered. Moreover, this isn’t even chronological with the previo [...]

    5. **This review may be considered slightly spoilerish so enter at your own risk**Lady of the Rivers is the third book in Gregory's Cousins' War series, and focuses on Jacquetta of Luxembourg. While staying in France with her uncle, Jacquetta *meets* imprisoned Joan of Arc and the two share some BFF time together with the tarot cards and the wheel of fortune. After Joan meets her unhappy end, the beauteous Jacquetta catches the eye of the powerful Duke of Bedford, uncle to young king Henry VI. Jacq [...]

    6. Where I got the book: review galley from NetGalley.Philippa Gregory takes a step back farther in time with The Lady of the Rivers; after exploring the lives of the various Tudor women in a succession of novels, she now dives into the rich and complicated history of the Wars of the Roses. This was a period in the 1400s in which two branches of the Plantagenet royal family struggled for power over England (and various bits of France). The protagonist in The Lady of the Rivers is Jacquetta of Luxem [...]

    7. I really did enjoy reading this Cousins War installment featuring Jacquetta, The Lady Rivers, even though each time I had to key the name of the book into , I typed “The Lady of Shallott” :) I'm a sucker for that poem!My only grizzle is that being numbered Cousins War #3, you would think that it would be following in a chronological sense after The White Queen and The Red Queen but this is not so. Currently, the chronological order that these books should be read in is: (as shown on /series/ [...]

    8. I've enjoyed a small handful of Philippa Gregory novels in the past and the subject of her newest book entitled The Lady of the Rivers, the third in her Plantagenet women series, is Jaquetta of Luxembourg and mother to Elizabeth Woodville (subject of a previous novel, The White Queen).For those of you who have read The White Queen, you'll know that Gregory drew a lot (and I do mean A LOT) from the mythical descendant-aspect of those Woodville girls. There were a lot of allusions to witch-craft, [...]

    9. In The Lady of the Rivers, Philippa Gregory continues her Wars of the Roses saga (I balk at calling it the Cousins’ War) with the story of Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford, mother to Edward IV’s queen, Elizabeth Woodville. Like her daughter Elizabeth, Jacquetta is possessed of supernatural powers.First, I did strongly appreciate one aspect of this novel: the sympathetic portrayal of Jacquetta and the Woodville family. Most novels about the Wars of the Roses portray the Woodvilles negatively, to [...]

    10. Two and a half starsThe Lady of the Rivers follows the story of Jacquetta, the mother of Elizabeth Woodville, (who becomes Queen of England), from a privileged child of the family Luxemburg in France, a family descended from the goddess Melusina; through her encounter with Joan of Arc; an early marriage to the Duke of Bedford, regent of France, uncle to King Henry of Lancaster, who exposes her to alchemy and secret books of forbidden knowledge, and subsequently, accusations of witchcraft. Upon t [...]

    11. Hands down, Philippa Gregory is my favorite English historical novelist. She brings the era she is exploring to life and always tells the story from such a personal point of view that you feel you are, or at least know, the main character. I also love that she takes historical women who have been literally overlooked by historians and brings their stories, their stuggles, into the light.The Lady of the Rivers is Jacquetta Woodville, lady-in-waiting to Margaret of Anjou, who becomes the Queen of [...]

    12. Philippa Gregory is another of those historical fiction writers that I believe must have time traveled. Page by page, I was swept back into the world of Lancaster and York. Although The Red Queen and The Kingmaker's Daughter are both tied for first as the faves of this series, I loved the unexplored territory of the life of Jaquetta.

    13. "I put the charm bracelet away in the purse and return it to my jewel case. I don't need a spell to foresee the future; I am going to make it happen."--Philippa Gregory, The Lady of the RiversThe third book in Philippa Gregory's The Cousins' War series is The Lady of the Rivers which chronicles Jaquetta of Luxembourg. While this is the third book in the series I hesitated reading this because I wasn't sure if this particular woman in history would interest me. I read The White Queen, the first b [...]

    14. Where to beginIt had been a while since I'd read a Philippa Gregory book (and I'd liked her books in the past--The Other Boleyn Girl being my favorite), so I was looking forward to reading The Lady of the Rivers after I won it through First-Reads. After starting it, I quickly realized PG's writing has become a shadow of its former self. Devoting an entire book to Jacquetta was questionable to begin with; for all the royal goings-on that she was privy to, her life really wasn't all that exciting. [...]

    15. Read This Review & More Like It On My Blog!Though not nearly as hair-pullingly irritating as its predecessor The Red Queen, (which irritated me so much I didn't even review it. Who wants to read four+ paragraphs of "UGH" and "WHY DOES SHE DO THIS!" and "Shouldn't Margaret of Anjou be the Red Queen NOT Margaret Beaufort?") The Lady of the Rivers has its fair share of problems. This time the story follows Jacquetta of Luxembourg, Dowager Duchess of Bedford, historically remembered most as the [...]

    16. I think I was probably harder on this book than I needed to be, but I really felt this book was choppily written for being a PG book. In her last few books, I have found her going down the path of James Patterson~lower quality books because the market for her works is already set. That is how I felt with this book. Not only did I feel it was choppily written, but very superficial to boot. I was just really, really disappointed. I have seen this occurring in a very slow progression with her books [...]

    17. 2 stars - Meh. Just ok.This series is not placed in chronological order as is the case with her Tudor series. Unfortunately, this led to a feeling of repetitiveness as this story takes place before the 1st in the series. Therefore many things are repeated or have already been covered which made for a ho-hum read. I never felt particularly moved or impressed by the writing, and the historical figures simply did not come to life as they typically do in Gregory's books. Hopefully this one was just [...]

    18. Having caught up with Philippa Gregory’s novels to date earlier this year (bar her pre-TOBG works) and being well aware of the forthcoming publication of her latest books – The Lady of the Rivers – I decided to give this a go when I saw an early published version of the novel in duty free at the airport. Whilst there were parts of The Lady of the Rivers that I definitely enjoyed, such as some of the imagery and descriptions, I kept running into certain issues. I had initially intended to a [...]

    19. 2.5-3 stars. How can I put this? I was interested in the topic, but it was a little dull. I thought Jacquetta was an interesting character. I started looking up information about her and her family. She has a lot of potential, but I don't think there was much information about her, hence more of the book was sort of ehh. It started out well with Joan of Arc. I like her. I think Philippa Gregory was trying to fill in the blanks, basically, until a certain part of history occurred. So not much act [...]

    20. - This review was first published in the November 2011 edition of The Historical Novels Review -Philippa Gregory’s third entry in her Cousins’ Wars series features an unusual character: Jacquetta Woodville, mother of Elizabeth, who in turn gave birth to the princes who disappeared mysteriously in the Tower. In THE LADY OF THE RIVERS, Ms Gregory travels further back in time, bringing us a glimpse of the seeds of the epic conflict that will be known as the War of the Roses. French-born Jacquet [...]

    21. First off, isn't that a glorious cover?I did not have the good fortune to read Ms. Gregory's The White Queen and The Red Queen which told the stories of Elizabeth Woodville and Margaret Beaufort the two queens involved in "The Cousins' War" or The War of the Roses as it came down in history. The Lady of the Rivers is about Elizabeth Woodville's mother, Jacquetta.Jacquetta is a woman almost lost to history in spite of her being Henry VII's grandmother and Margaret Beaufort's devoted friend and al [...]

    22. Philippa Gregory is always good value and very rarely disappoints. I love the way she always looks at the female protagonists and their perspective, of the era she writes about.Usually quite overlooked in what was quite a male dominated time and place. Although criticised for the liberties she takes with some historical facts, she is the first to admit to poetic license. There is enough historical content to satisfy those who want it that way and enough fiction to make for a great story. The sto [...]

    23. "Jacquetta, daughter of the Count of Luxembourg and kinswoman to half the royalty of Europe, was married to the great Englishman John, Duke of Bedford, uncle to Henry VI. Widowed at the age of nineteen she took the extraordinary risk of marrying a gentleman of her house-hold for love, and then carved out a life for herself as Queen Margaret of Anjou's close friend and a Lancaster supporter - until the day that her daughter Elizabeth Woodville fell in love and married the rival king Edward IV"Wha [...]

    24. I am usually a really big fan of Phillipa Gregory. I loved her Tudor Series, especially The Other Boleyn Girl. The Cousins War series is her attempt to try out a different historical period -that of the War of the Roses. I cannot review this book without mentioning the others. I enjoyed the White Queen, though felt all the references to magic were a bit unnecessary. Magic had been included in The Other Boleyn Girl to good effect. I didn't have an issue with magic being brought up or believed in, [...]

    25. AT LAST, PHILIPPA IS BACK ON HER GAME.This book is not flawless; it still suffers from a bit of plot-lag, as though the direction of the book, instead of being sharp and intriguing, is more soft, mushy, and of questionable direction, but at least here Philippa pulls it together brilliantly.After reading The White Queen and The Red Queen (extremely not happy with the latter), I was at first groaning about the continuation in The Cousins' War series. But the title of this book alone hooked me. So [...]

    26. Even though this story didn't allow Philippa Gregory to show off her talent at portraying sociopaths, I enjoyed it immensely. It has a strange start, all bound up with Joan of Arc and alchemy. This had all the makings of historical fantasy because our heroine does possess magical powers. The author flirted with that line hard and I loved it.But I enjoyed this most because Jacquetta is a woman of agency. She orders her life. She isn't a passive bystander. History does not just happen to her.What' [...]

    27. This was a challenging book for me to get into. It is filled with too many characters, which are challenging to keep straight and not all of them are on the family tree in the beginning. This made it hard to get into the story, but what made it harder was the lack of much story and character development. The opening of the book, with the scenes with Joann of Arch were the most interesting and yet they fell rather flat. The characters were one-dimensional and showed no growth. The main character [...]

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