Books about Royalty

  1. Princess Academy

    by Shannon Hale
    A young girl's journey of self-discovery and empowerment, finding her own strength and potential.

    Miri is a fourteen-year-old girl from Mount Eskel, an isolated territory of Danland, who has never been allowed to work with the rest of the villagers in the quarry that keeps the community alive. ... (Wikipedia)

  2. The Six Wives of Henry VIII

    by Alison Weir
    A historical account of the tumultuous lives of Henry VIII's six wives, their political and religious struggles.

    The tempestuous, bloody, and splendid reign of Henry VIII of England (1509-1547) is one of the most fascinating in all history, not least for his marriage to six extraordinary women. In this ... (Goodreads)

  3. The Life of Elizabeth I

    by Alison Weir
    Biography of the influential 16th-century English queen, detailing her rise to power and rule.

    NEW YORK TIMES, BESTSELLER Perhaps the most influential sovereign England has ever known, Queen Elizabeth I remained an extremely private person throughout her reign, keeping her own counsel and ... (Goodreads)

  4. Children of Dune

    by Frank Herbert
    Epic saga of a royal family's struggle for power and the fate of their desert planet.

    Nine years after Emperor Paul Muad'Dib walked into the desert, blind, the ecological transformation of Dune has reached the point where some Fremen are living without stillsuits in the less arid ... (Wikipedia)

  5. Bring Up the Bodies

    by Hilary Mantel
    A gripping historical drama recounting the downfall of Anne Boleyn during the reign of Henry VIII.

    Bring Up the Bodies follows closely upon the events of Wolf Hall . The King and Cromwell —now Master Secretary to the King's Privy Council—are guests of the Seymour family at Wolf Hall. The King ... (Wikipedia)

  6. The Hero and the Crown

    by Robin McKinley
    A young girl's quest to prove her worth, culminating in a battle to save her kingdom.

    Aerin is the only child of Arlbeth, king of Damar, and his second wife. Aerin inherits her mother's pale skin and fiery red hair, setting her apart from all other Damarians and causing her to be ... (Wikipedia)

  7. The Prince and the Pauper

    by Mark Twain
    A story of two boys who switch places, revealing the harsh realities of life in a monarchy.

    Tom Canty , youngest son of a poor family living in Offal Court located in London, has always aspired to have a better life, encouraged by the local priest, who has taught him to read and write. ... (Wikipedia)

  8. Henry V

    by William Shakespeare
    A young king's battle for power and the courage of his people in a defining moment of history.

    Henry V is Shakespeare’s most famous “war play”; it includes the storied English victory over the French at Agincourt. Some of it glorifies war, especially the choruses and Henry’s speeches urging ... (Goodreads)

  9. The Heir

    by Kiera Cass
    A young woman vies for the crown in a competition of strength, wit, and courage.

    A new era dawns in the world of Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series America and Maxon’s fairy-tale romance enchanted readers from the very first page of, The Selection,. Now ... (Barnes & Noble)

  10. The Romanovs: 1613-1918

    by Simon Sebag Montefiore
    An exploration of the 300-year rule of the Romanov dynasty, from its rise to its fall.

    The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world’s surface for three centuries. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world’s greatest ... (Goodreads)

  11. The Other Boleyn Girl

    by Philippa Gregory
    A historical fiction recounting the rivalry between two sisters vying for the love of King Henry VIII.

    In 1521 England, Queen Catherine of Aragon's failure to provide King Henry VIII a male heir has strained their marriage. Thomas Boleyn and his brother-in-law Thomas Howard, the Duke of Norfolk, plan ... (Wikipedia)

  12. The Boleyn Inheritance

    by Philippa Gregory
    Courtly intrigue during the reign of Henry VIII, full of danger, secrets and betrayal.

    The book begins in 1539, after the death of King Henry VIII's third wife, Jane Seymour . Henry is looking for a new wife and chooses Anne of Cleves , daughter of John III, Duke of Cleves , whom he ... (Wikipedia)

  13. The Assassin's Blade

    by Sarah J. Maas
    A young woman must embrace her power and destiny to lead her kingdom and protect her people.

    Discover Sarah J. Maas's #1, New York Times, bestselling Throne of Glass series-now available for a limited time in a brand-new miniature format! This exclusive edition highlights Sam Cortland. ... (Barnes & Noble)

  14. Empire of Storms

    by Sarah J. Maas
    Epic fantasy adventure as a young queen fights to reclaim her throne amidst a war-torn kingdom.

    Kingdoms collide in Sarah J. Maas's epic fifth installment in the, New York Times, bestselling Throne of Glass series. The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties ... (Barnes & Noble)

  15. The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra

    by Helen Rappaport
    Chronicles the lives of Tsar Nicholas II's daughters, and their struggle to survive the Russian Revolution.

    A 12-WEEK NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Helen Rappaport paints a compelling portrait of the doomed grand duchesses." —,People, magazine "The public spoke of the sisters in a gentile, superficial manner, ... (Barnes & Noble)

  16. The Goblin Emperor

    by Katherine Addison
    A young outcast's ascent to the throne of a vast empire, overcoming obstacles of his lineage.

    The youngest, half-goblin son of the Emperor has lived his entire life in exile, distant from the Imperial Court and the deadly intrigue that suffuses it. But when his father and three sons in line ... (Goodreads)

  17. The White Queen

    by Philippa Gregory
    A tale of love, loyalty and betrayal, set in the turbulent times of the War of the Roses.

    Brother turns on brother. The throne of England is at stake. The deadly Wars of the Roses have begun. . . ."They ruled England before the Tudors, and now internationally bestselling author Philippa ... (Goodreads)

  18. Diana: Her True Story in Her Own Words

    by Andrew Morton
    A revealing biography of Princess Diana, based on her own words and interviews. It uncovers the truth behind the royal family's facade.

    In a shocking, headline-making story (coming as an NBC TV movie), Andrew Morton goes beyond speculation to present the facts about Princess Diana and her royal marriage–written with the full ... (Goodreads)

  19. Nine Princes in Amber

    by Roger Zelazny
    A man discovers he is a member of a royal family from another world and embarks on a quest to reclaim his rightful place.

    Carl Corey wakes in a medical clinic, with little to no knowledge of who he is or how he got there. He suspects he is being over-medicated, so he overpowers the nurse and doctor and escapes his room. ... (Wikipedia)

  20. The Heretic Queen

    by Michelle Moran
    The story of Nefertari, an ambitious and powerful queen of Ancient Egypt.

    In ancient Egypt, a forgotten princess must overcome her family’s past and remake history. The winds of change are blowing through Thebes. A devastating palace fire has killed the Eighteenth ... (Goodreads)

  21. King Bidgood's in the Bathtub

    by Audrey Wood
    A whimsical story of a king who refuses to leave his bathtub and the hijinks that ensue.

    In this raucous tale, the Knight, the Duke, the Queen–and eventually the whole court--all try to lure King Bidgood from his cozy bathtub, but he won't get out! Will anyone be able to solve this ... (Goodreads)

  22. When Christ and His Saints Slept

    by Sharon Kay Penman
    Epic tale of medieval England, exploring the power struggles of the Plantagenet dynasty.

    A.D. 1135. As church bells tolled for the death of England's King Henry I, his barons faced the unwelcome prospect of being ruled by a woman: Henry's beautiful daughter Maude, Countess of Anjou. But ... (Goodreads)

  23. The Demon King

    by Cinda Williams Chima
    A young girl's quest to protect her kingdom from a powerful demon king.

    Times are hard in the mountain city of Fellsmarch. Reformed thief Han Alister will do almost anything to eke out a living for his family. The only thing of value he has is something he can't sell—the ... (Goodreads)

  24. The Princess Present

    by Meg Cabot
    A young girl's quest to find the perfect gift for her estranged princess aunt.

    Mia would give all the jewels in Genovia for the perfect present Every year, Princess Mia spends the holidays in Genovia with Grandmère. This year, she's looking forward to the most perfect Christmas ... (Goodreads)

  25. Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire

    by Amanda Foreman
    A captivating biography of the 18th century aristocratic society, highlighting the life of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire.

    The winner of Britain's prestigious Whitbread Prize and a bestseller there for months, this wonderfully readable biography offers a rich, rollicking picture of late-eighteenth-century British ... (Goodreads)

  26. The Twentieth Wife

    by Indu Sundaresan
    Epic tale of a powerful Mughal Empress, set against a backdrop of political intrigue and personal drama.

    An enchanting seventeenth-century epic of grand passion and adventure, this debut novel tells the captivating story of one of India's most legendary and controversial empresses – a woman whose ... (Goodreads)

  27. Rebel Queen

    by Michelle Moran
    Historical fiction about Rani Lakshmibai, the warrior queen who led a rebellion against British rule in 1857 India.

    From the internationally best-selling author of Nefertitiand Cleopatra's Daughter comes the breathtaking story of Queen Lakshmi - India's Joan of Arc - who against all odds defied the mighty British ... (Goodreads)

  28. The King's Curse

    by Philippa Gregory
    The story of Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury, and her struggle to protect her family from the malicious schemes of King Henry VIII.

    Since Henry Tudor's accession to the English throne as Henry VII , Margaret Plantagenet has had to distance herself from her connection to the former royal family to survive. Married to a minor Tudor ... (Wikipedia)

  29. The Last Wife of Henry VIII

    by Carolly Erickson
    The story of Catherine Parr, the sixth and final wife of King Henry VIII, and her struggle for power and survival in the Tudor court.

    Courageous, attractive, romantic, intelligent, Catherine Parr became the sixth wife of Henry VIII. Her story, as Carolly Erickson re-creates it, is page-turning drama: from the splendors of the Field ... (Goodreads)

  30. The Bone Doll's Twin

    by Lynn Flewelling
    A young princess must confront her hidden destiny to save her kingdom from destruction.

    For three centuries a divine prophecy and a line of warrior queens protected Skala. But the people grew complacent and Erius, a usurper king, claimed his young half-sister's throne. Now plague and ... (Wikipedia)

  31. Marie Antoinette: The Portrait of an Average Woman

    by Stefan Zweig
    A biography of Marie Antoinette, the last queen of France, exploring her life and the events leading up to her execution during the French Revolution.

    Life at the court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette has long captivated readers, drawn by accounts of the intrigues and pageantry that came to such a sudden and unexpected end. Stefan Zweig's Marie ... (Goodreads)

  32. Queen Margot

    by Alexandre Dumas
    An epic tale of political and religious intrigue, filled with love and revenge.

    The story begins in Paris in August 1572, during the reign of the Valois King Charles IX , it is the French Wars of Religion . The protagonist is Marguerite de Valois , better known as Margot, the ... (Wikipedia)

  33. The Uncommon Reader

    by Alan Bennett
    A humorous look at the journey of a monarch who discovers the joy of reading.

    The title's "uncommon reader" ( Queen Elizabeth II ) becomes obsessed with books after a chance encounter with a mobile library . The story follows the consequences of this obsession for the Queen, ... (Wikipedia)

  34. Cordina's Royal Family: Gabriella & Alexander

    by Nora Roberts
    Two romantic novellas set in the fictional kingdom of Cordina, featuring a princess and a prince finding love amidst royal duties.

    Cordina seems like a fairy-tale kingdom, but desire - and danger - lie just beneath the surface.... #1 New York Times bestselling author NORA ROBERTS weaves a web of romance and intrigue in these ... (Goodreads)

  35. The Eyes of the Dragon

    by Stephen King
    A thrilling fantasy adventure set in a magical kingdom, filled with danger and intrigue.

    The Eyes of the Dragon takes place entirely within the realm of Delain (which itself is located within In-World from, The Dark Tower, series, as established in " The Little Sisters of Eluria "). It ... (Wikipedia)

  36. The Shadow Throne

    by Jennifer A. Nielsen
    A young boy's quest to reclaim his kingdom from a ruthless usurper.

    Jennifer A. Nielsen takes readers on an extraordinary journey with the False Prince in this third installment of the, New York Times, and, USA Today, bestselling Ascendance Series. War has come to ... (Barnes & Noble)

  37. The Runaway King

    by Jennifer A. Nielsen
    A young prince must outwit his enemies and reclaim his throne before it is too late.

    A kingdom teetering on the brink of destruction. A king gone missing. Who will survive? Just weeks after Jaron has taken the throne, an assassination attempt forces him into a deadly situation. ... (Goodreads)

  38. The Reckoning

    by Sharon Kay Penman
    A historical fiction novel set in 14th century Wales, following the lives of a noble family and their struggles for power and survival.

    Here, alive from the pages of history, is the compelling tale of a Celtic society ruled by Llewelyn, Prince of Wales, on a collison course with a feudal realm of Edward I. WIth this last book in the ... (Goodreads)

  39. The Memoirs of Cleopatra

    by Margaret George
    A historical narrative of Egypt's last queen, recounting her fascinating life story.

    The story follows Cleopatra VII , from her early life under the rule of her father Ptolemy XII Auletes , to her eventual suicide. When Cleopatra is a young girl, Ptolemy is overthrown by his two ... (Wikipedia)

  40. The Prisoner of Zenda

    by Anthony Hope
    A thrilling adventure of mistaken identity, political intrigue, and romance.

    On the eve of the coronation of King Rudolf V of Ruritania, his younger half-brother Michael, Duke of Strelsau, has him drugged. The unconscious king is abducted and imprisoned in a castle in the ... (Wikipedia)

  41. The Goose Girl

    by Shannon Hale
    A young princess must overcome great obstacles to reclaim her rightful throne.

    When crown princess Anidori-Kiladra Talianna Isilee was born, she did not open her eyes until her aunt held her. The woman became her nursemaid and constant companion, nicknaming her Ani and telling ... (Wikipedia)

  42. The Exiled Queen

    by Cinda Williams Chima
    A young girl's epic quest to reclaim her throne, aided by magical powers and loyal companions.

    Haunted by the loss of his mother and sister, Han Alister journeys south to begin his schooling at Mystwerk House in Oden’s Ford. But leaving the Fells doesn’t mean that danger isn't far behind. Han ... (Goodreads)

  43. Fool

    by Christopher Moore
    A bawdy and whimsical take on the classic tale of King Lear and the madness that ensues.

    Pocket is the royal fool at the court of King Lear of Britain. To prevent Lear from marrying off his daughter Cordelia, a girl Pocket is especially fond of, he schemes with Edmund of Gloucester. ... (Wikipedia)

  44. The Crown

    by Kiera Cass
    A young woman must compete in a royal selection contest to become queen of a powerful kingdom.

    The spectacular happily ever after of the #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series Kiera Cass’s #1, New York Times, bestselling Selection series has captured the hearts of readers from its very ... (Barnes & Noble)

  45. Meridon

    by Philippa Gregory
    A young woman's journey of self-discovery, discovering secrets of her family's past.

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Other Boleyn Girl comes the final book of the extraordinary Wideacre trilogy as the heir to the great estate comes home at last. Meridon knows she ... (Goodreads)

  46. Blood & Beauty: The Borgias

    by Sarah Dunant
    A historical fiction novel about the infamous Borgia family, their rise to power, and their scandals and betrayals.

    By the end of the fifteenth century, the beauty and creativity of Italy is matched by its brutality and corruption, nowhere more than in Rome and inside the Church. When Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia buys ... (Goodreads)

  47. Victoria The Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire

    by Julia Baird
    Comprehensive account of Queen Victoria's life, from her early childhood to her death.

    The true story for fans of the PBS Masterpiece series Victoria, this page-turning biography reveals the real woman behind the myth: a bold, glamorous, unbreakable queen–a Victoria for our times. ... (Goodreads)

  48. The Chronicles of Amber

    by Roger Zelazny
    Epic fantasy series of a prince's quest to reclaim his rightful place on the throne.

    Amber is the one real world, casting infinite reflections of itself - shadow worlds, which can be manipulated by those of royal Amberite blood. But the royal family is torn apart by jealousies and ... (Goodreads)

  49. The Ordinary Princess

    by M.M. Kaye
    A young princess who rejects her royal identity and embarks on an adventure to find her own special destiny.

    Along with Wit, Charm, Health, and Courage, Princess Amy of Phantasmorania receives a special fairy christening gift: Ordinariness. Unlike her six beautiful sisters, she has brown hair and freckles, ... (Goodreads)

  50. Her Royal Spyness

    by Rhys Bowen
    A young woman in 1930s England stumbles upon a life of mystery and espionage.

    Georgie, aka Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, cousin of King George V of England, is penniless and trying to survive on her own as an ordinary person in London in 1932. So far she has ... (Goodreads)

  51. Princess in Love

    by Meg Cabot
    A teenage girl's journey of self-discovery, navigating the complexities of romance.

    In this volume, Mia struggles to decide how to break up with her boyfriend Kenny . In, The Princess Diaries, Volume II: Princess in the Spotlight, Kenny, Mia's biology partner at school, sent ... (Wikipedia)

  52. The Winter Queen

    by Boris Akunin
    An investigation of corruption and deception that leads to a thrilling court drama.

    The novel opens on 13 May 1876 with a university student, Pyotr Kokorin, committing suicide in the public park in front of a beautiful young noblewoman, Elizaveta von Evert-Kolokoltseva. His will ... (Wikipedia)

  53. Queen of the Darkness

    by Anne Bishop
    A dark fantasy about a young queen's quest to protect her kingdom from a powerful evil.

    Librarian's note: See alternate cover edition of ISBN 0451456734, here,. Jaenelle Angelline now reigns as Queen-protector of the Shadow Realm. No longer will the corrupt Blood slaughter her people ... (Goodreads)

  54. Once a Princess

    by Johanna Lindsey
    A princess is forced to flee her kingdom and disguises herself as a boy, falling in love with a handsome knight.

    Once Upon A Time... In a rustic Missiissippi tavern, a beautiful exiled princess was forced to dance for the pleasure of others–unaware of her regal birthright...and infuriated by a magnificent ... (Barnes & Noble)

  55. The King of Attolia

    by Megan Whalen Turner
    A young king's quest to reclaim his throne, aided by a mysterious thief.

    Eugenides, the one-handed former Thief of Eddis, has married the Queen of Attolia, bringing peace to the two countries and becoming king. He appears to sleep during important briefings, makes snide ... (Wikipedia)

  56. The Princes of Ireland

    by Edward Rutherfurd
    Epic chronicle of Irish history, spanning from ancient times to the present day.

    Brilliantly weaving impeccable historical research with stirring storytelling, Edward Rutherfurd explores our shared Celtic roots in a magnificent epic of Ireland spanning eleven centuries. While ... (Goodreads)

  57. The Poisoned Crown

    by Maurice Druon

    Los venenos de la Corona resucita los conflictos, odios, intrigas y crímenes que plagaron el reinado de dieciocho meses de Luis X. El desgraciado destino de la hermosa Clemencia de Hungría, llamada a ... (Goodreads)

  58. Silverthorn

    by Raymond E. Feist
    Epic adventure of a young man with a mysterious past, uncovering secrets of a hidden kingdom.

    A year after his brother Lyam's coronation as king, Arutha returns to his city as the new Prince of Krondor, to begin plans for his wedding. Jimmy the Hand , a young thief, foils an assassination ... (Wikipedia)

  59. Innocent Traitor

    by Alison Weir
    A historical novel about Lady Jane Grey, her tumultuous reign as Queen of England, and her tragic fate.

    The story starts with her birth in 1537. The daughter of Lady Frances Brandon and Henry Grey, 1st Duke of Suffolk , Jane is seen as a burden by her parents, both of whom resent her for being a girl ... (Wikipedia)

  60. The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England

    by Dan Jones
    A sweeping account of the tumultuous reigns of England's Plantagenet kings and queens.

    The first Plantagenet king inherited a blood-soaked kingdom from the Normans and transformed it into an empire stretched at its peak from Scotland to Jerusalem. In this epic history, Dan Jones ... (Goodreads)

  61. The Royal We

    by Heather Cocks
    A modern fairytale of a young woman's romance with a prince, and the challenges of life as a royal.

    An American girl finds her prince in this "fun and dishy" (, People,) royal romance inspired by Prince William and Kate Middleton.,American Bex Porter was never one for fairy tales. Her twin sister ... (Barnes & Noble)

  62. Kings Rising

    by C.S. Pacat
    A riveting finale to a captivating fantasy trilogy, where loyalty and ambition clash in a thrilling game of power.

    Damianos of Akielos has returned. His identity now revealed, Damen must face his master Prince Laurent as Damianos of Akielos, the man Laurent has sworn to kill. On the brink of a momentous battle, ... (Goodreads)

  63. The Constant Princess

    by Philippa Gregory
    A tale of ambition, romance, and betrayal, chronicling the life of Catherine of Aragon.

    Catalina of Aragon 's arranged marriage to the English crown prince Arthur secretly develops into a loving relationship where they share plans to rule England side-by-side. However, Arthur succumbs ... (Wikipedia)

  64. The Kingmaker's Daughter

    by Philippa Gregory
    A historical novel of political intrigue, focusing on the lives of the daughters of England's King Edward IV.

    Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick —called "The Kingmaker"—puts young Edward IV on the throne of England. But before Neville can arrange for one of his daughters to marry the new king, Edward ... (Wikipedia)

  65. A Royal Pain

    by Rhys Bowen
    Lady Georgiana Rannoch, 34th in line to the throne, navigates the ups and downs of high society in 1930s London.

    It's 1930s London, and Lady Georgiana – thirty-fourth in line to the throne -- has a lot on her plate, but little in her cupboards, in this national bestseller... Baked beans and boiled eggs. That's ... (Goodreads)

  66. The Children of Henry VIII

    by Alison Weir
    An exploration of the lives and fortunes of Henry VIII's six children.

    At his death in 1547, King Henry VIII left four heirs to the English throne: his only son, the nine-year-old Prince Edward; the Lady Mary, the adult daughter of his first wife, Catherine of Aragon; ... (Goodreads)

  67. The Taming of the Queen

    by Philippa Gregory
    Historical novel about the tumultuous reign of King Henry VIII, told from the perspective of his sixth wife, Kateryn Parr.

    Why would a woman marry a serial killer? Because she cannot refuse... Kateryn Parr, a thirty-year-old widow in a secret affair with a new lover, has no choice when a man old enough to be her father ... (Goodreads)

  68. The King's Speech: How One Man Saved the British Monarchy

    by Mark Logue
    The story of King George VI's struggle with stuttering and how his speech therapist helped him overcome it during a crucial time in history.

    One man saved the British Royal Family in the first decades of the 20th century - he wasn't a prime minister or an archbishop of Canterbury. He was an almost unknown, and self-taught, speech ... (Goodreads)

  69. Mary Queen of Scots

    by Antonia Fraser
    Biography of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, and her tumultuous life as a monarch in 16th century Scotland and England.

    She was the quintessential queen: statuesque, regal, dazzlingly beautiful. Her royal birth gave her claim to the thrones of two nations; her marriage to the young French dauphin promised to place a ... (Goodreads)

  70. The Prince

    by Kiera Cass
    A princess embarks on a quest to win the heart of a prince and secure her kingdom's future.

    Before thirty-five girls were chosen to compete in the Selection... Before Aspen broke America's heart... There was another girl in Prince Maxon's life... Don't miss this thrilling 64-page original ... (Goodreads)

  71. The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn

    by Eric Ives
    A detailed account of the rise and fall of Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII, and her impact on English history.

    This definitive full biography of Anne Boleyn, based on the latest scholarly research, focusses on Anne’s life and legacy and establishes Anne as a figure of considerable importance and influence in ... (Goodreads)

  72. Three Sisters, Three Queens

    by Philippa Gregory
    A tale of intrigue and ambition surrounding the wives of Henry VIII.

    As sisters they share an everlasting bond; As queens they can break each other’s hearts. “There is only one bond that I trust: between a woman and her sisters. We never take our eyes off each other. ... (Goodreads)

  73. Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life

    by Alison Weir
    Biography of a medieval queen and her legacy, exploring her remarkable life and impact.

    In this beautifully written biography, Alison Weir paints a vibrant portrait of a truly exceptional woman and provides new insights into her intimate world. Renowned in her time for being the most ... (Goodreads)

  74. Riddle-Master

    by Patricia A. McKillip
    Young prince embarks on a mysterious quest to save his kingdom from a dark power.

    The titular Riddle-Master is Morgon, the Prince of Hed, a small, simple island populated by farmers and swineherds. The prince, inexplicably, has three stars on his forehead. Morgon's sister Tristan ... (Wikipedia)

  75. The Lion in Winter

    by James Goldman
    A family drama set in 1183, where King Henry II and his wife, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, battle for power and control over their three sons.

    Insecure siblings fighting for their parents’ attention; bickering spouses who can’t stand to be together or apart; adultery and sexual experimentation; even the struggle to balance work and family: ... (Goodreads)

  76. The Virgin's Lover

    by Philippa Gregory
    Historical fiction about the turbulent relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley.

    The book opens in the autumn of 1558, just after the death of Mary I, and bells are heralding the fact that Mary's half-sister, Elizabeth, is now queen. The book is told from four main perspectives: ... (Wikipedia)

  77. The Queen's Fool

    by Philippa Gregory
    A young girl's journey to the court of Queen Mary I of England, learning secrets and truths.

    Nine-year-old Hannah Green sees Thomas Seymour and Elizabeth flirting when she delivers books for her father. When asked why she seems surprised, she tells him she has seen a scaffold behind him. ... (Wikipedia)

  78. The Other Queen

    by Philippa Gregory
    A powerful Tudor Queen battles her rival for the throne, while the fate of England hangs in the balance.

    Mary Stuart , cousin to Queen Elizabeth , has fled to England after she has lost the support of the Scots after marrying Bothwell , whom the people believe murdered her second husband, Henry Stuart, ... (Wikipedia)

  79. The King's Traitor

    by Jeff Wheeler
    A loyal knight is accused of treason and must clear his name by uncovering a conspiracy that threatens the kingdom.

    A, Wall Street Journal, bestseller., Against all odds, Owen Kiskaddon grew from frightened boy to confident youth to trusted officer in the court of Kingfountain—and watched its regent, Severn ... (Barnes & Noble)

  80. Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King

    by Antonia Fraser
    A detailed account of the romantic relationships of Louis XIV, the Sun King, and their impact on the French court.

    The self-proclaimed Sun King, Louis XIV ruled over the most glorious and extravagant court in seventeenth-century Europe. Now, Antonia Fraser goes behind the well-known tales of Louis’s ... (Goodreads)

  81. The Queen's Poisoner

    by Jeff Wheeler
    A young boy's cunning and bravery help him survive a treacherous court full of secrets and danger.

    The first book in the million-copy,, Wall Street Journal, bestselling Kingfountain series from Jeff Wheeler., King Severn Argentine’s fearsome reputation precedes him: usurper of the throne, killer ... (Barnes & Noble)

  82. Elizabeth I

    by Margaret George
    A fictionalized biography of Elizabeth I, exploring her life as a queen, her relationships, and her struggles to maintain power.

    New York Times, bestselling author Margaret George captures history's most enthralling queen-as she confronts rivals to her throne and to her heart. One of today's premier historical novelists, ... (Goodreads)

  83. Elizabeth I

    by Anne Somerset
    A comprehensive biography of Elizabeth I, exploring her life, reign, and legacy as one of England's most iconic monarchs.

    Glitteringly detailed and engagingly written, the magisterial Elizabeth I brings to vivid life the golden age of sixteenth-century England and the uniquely fascinating monarch who presided over it. A ... (Goodreads)

  84. Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII

    by David Starkey
    A historical account of the six wives of Henry VIII, their lives, marriages, and fates.

    No one in history had a more eventful career in matrimony than Henry VIII. His marriages were daring and tumultuous, and made instant legends of six very different women. In this remarkable study, ... (Goodreads)

  85. Forever Princess

    by Meg Cabot
    A modern fairy tale of princess who must choose between adventure and duty.

    Two years after the ninth book , Mia finds herself preparing for her 18th birthday party, her prom , and her high school graduation within the space of a week. She is in a stable relationship with ... (Wikipedia)

  86. One Dark Throne

    by Kendare Blake
    Three sisters fight for the throne, facing dark secrets and dangerous enemies.

    The sequel to the New York Times bestselling YA fantasy novel Three Dark Crown The battle for the crown has begun, and the unforgettable events of the Quickening have left a mark on each of the three ... (Barnes & Noble)

  87. Three Dark Crowns

    by Kendare Blake
    Three sisters compete for the throne, each possessing a deadly power.

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