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Elizabeth Chadwick has the extraordinary talent of making the reader feel that they are witnessing history, not just reading it The Summer Queen, the first in the Eleanor of Aquitaine trilogy, is a wonderful rich feast of a novel and, impossible as it seems, The Winter Crown is just as superb if not even better Fabulous to the nth degree, I cannot praise The Winter Crown, or its author, enough. Here might be spoilers for those not familiar with this period This is a first for me, being so far behind all my friends to the latest Chadwick book party, and I m not sure there s a whole lotthat I can say that hasn t already been said This is the second in a trilogy third book net yet published based on Eleanor of Aquitaine and her stormy marriage to Henry II a marriage that began with such promise and slowly disintegrated intowellnot a pleasant marriage at all This book co Here might be spoilers for those not familiar with this period This is a first for me, being so far behind all my friends to the latest Chadwick book party, and I m not sure there s a whole lotthat I can say that hasn t already been said This is the second in a trilogy third book net yet published based on Eleanor of Aquitaine and her stormy marriage to Henry II a marriage that began with such promise and slowly disintegrated intowellnot a pleasant marriage at all This book covers Eleanor s childbirth years, the Thomas Becket problems , Henry s affairs including Rosamund Clifford and ends with Henry bringing her back to England and her long imprisonment What I liked It s a Chadwick, and that s always the next best thing to time travel Love the historical details, and also appreciate that the author treats Eleanor with historical care and doesn t make stuff up just to sensationalize her life This began a bit slow for me, but that s just me, for some reason the medieval era isn t grabbing my attention like it used to, and I never was a big fan of the Thomas Becket stuff had the same problem with Penman s Time and Chance For those reasons, and only those reasons again it s likely just me and my moods , I m dropping the rating to four stars Can t wait for the next edition #DOWNLOAD ð The Winter Crown Ä It is the winter ofand Eleanor, Queen of England, is biding her time While her husband King Henry II battles for land across the channel, Eleanor fulfils her duty as acting ruler and bearer of royal children But she wants to be than this if only Henry would let herInstead, Henry belittles and excludes her, falling for a young mistress and leaving Eleanor side lined and angry And as her sons become young men, frustrated at Henry s hoarding of power, Eleanor is forced into a rebellion of devastating consequences She knows how much Henry needs her, but does Henry know himself Overflowing with scandal, politics, sex, triumphs and tragedies, The Winter Crown is the much awaited new novel in this trilogy and a rich, compelling story in its own right Rules for Visiting Queen of England Pois não is biding her time While her husband King Henry II battles for land across the channel Kalagam Kadhal Isai Eleanor fulfils her duty as acting ruler and bearer of royal children But she wants to be than this if only Henry would let herInstead The Anger Workbook for Women: How to Keep Your Anger from Undermining Your Self-Esteem, Your Emotional Balance, and Your Relationships (New Harbinger 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oftentimes is laudedso than her husband, King Heny II Elizabeth Chadwick brought Alienor as she is addressed in the novel to life in, The Summer Queen and follows up with the second novel in the trilogy with, The Winter Crown The Winter Crown picks up shortly where The Summer Queen One can only imagine the pride and borderline arrogance that Eleanor of Aquitaine would feel today if she knew that centuries after her time she is still regaled as not only a queen but as a woman and oftentimes is laudedso than her husband, King Heny II Elizabeth Chadwick brought Alienor as she is addressed in the novel to life in, The Summer Queen and follows up with the second novel in the trilogy with, The Winter Crown The Winter Crown picks up shortly where The Summer Queen left off with the former novel having focused on Alienor s marriage to Louis of France and the latter now emphasizing life and motherhood with Henry II Immediately noticeable is Chadwick s addressing of issues that were prominent in the execution of The Summer Queen The Summer Queen suffered from quick chapters and too large time gaps in chronology which could deter reader attention but Chadwick overcame these hurdles in The Winter Crown The Winter Crown is masterful writing and exactly what a historical fiction novel should be strong on the history and not fluffy, powerful and alive, but not too romanticized Chadwick s writing is beautiful, illustrative, and makes use of stunning literary language Chadwick can never be accused of trying too hard which demonstrates her exceptional composition skills The Winter Crown is smooth and incredible The plot of The Winter Crown is less political although that is also highlighted andso offers a featurette of Alienor s personal space with both Henry and her children The Winter Crown is heavily a character study and Chadwick s ability to subtly show the character progression and development is emotionally gratifying and impressive The pages of The Winter Crown feature deep nuances and the layers grow on the reader slowly but powerfully which truly brings the story to life Even though Chadwick focuses on the personal life of Alienor in The Winter Crown do not thankfully expect fluff within the novel Chadwick s work is heavily researched and informs the reader of the history while entertaining Notably, The Winter Crown even has less sex scenes than The Summer Queen Chadwick infuses The Winter Crown with some foreshadowing of the roles of future figures and events but these are not overly done or obvious and merely serve to build some excitement even for those readers familiar with the history Again, The Winter Crown is subtle and yet provides a strong emotive kick resulting in a page turner There are some moments where The Winter Crown feels repetitive, the pace slacks, and the story seems thin but this is overcome quickly and The Winter Crown builds back up therefore not diminishing its value The last three quarters of The Winter Crown takes a slight down course in comparison to the former sections of the novel Chadwick highlights interactions with Thomas Becket, introduces William Marshal, and brings the tension between Henry and his sons to the forefront However, this isn t as subtle as the rest of the novel and is somewhat forced and rushed perhaps in order to set up the next novel in the trilogy Sadly, this lessens some of the emotional impact Another notable perk in The Winter Crown is Chadwick s prerogative to not scapegoat Alienor as the controller behind the rebellion of Henry s sons In The Winter Crown , Alienor is aware of and has an understanding of the events but doesn t manifest them This varies with the traditional view of Alienor and offers a fresh perspective The ending of The Winter Crown is definitely a cliffhanger and sets up anticipation for The Autumn Throne leaving readers wantingChadwick offers an Author s Note to explain some of the novel s points and a light bibliography for further reading The Winter Crown is a masterful sequel to The Summer Queen and a wonderfully written and well composed tableau The plot is captivating and the flaws throughout are minimal The Winter Crown is not necessarily a stand alone novel and center stages Alienor versus the politics of Henry II and is therefore not suggested for those seeking a political emphasis Other than that, Chadwick excels, impresses, and astonishes with a terrific novel May include spoilers if you are not familiar with this historical period.This second installment in Chadwick s Eleanor of Aquitaine series covers the period between Henry becoming Henry II of England and Eleanor s imprisonment caused by her sons rebellion This is where many authors focus on the fight for power between Henry and Thomas Becket Chadwick chooses to move the spotlight to Eleanor and her desperate attempts to get Henry to take her seriously.The marriage that begins with some amount May include spoilers if you are not familiar with this historical period.This second installment in Chadwick s Eleanor of Aquitaine series covers the period between Henry becoming Henry II of England and Eleanor s imprisonment caused by her sons rebellion This is where many authors focus on the fight for power between Henry and Thomas Becket Chadwick chooses to move the spotlight to Eleanor and her desperate attempts to get Henry to take her seriously.The marriage that begins with some amount of promise and plenty of lust in The Summer Queen, quickly disintegrates into a power play that Eleanor is destined to lose She did not learn her lesson from trying to manipulate her first husband, Louis of France She marries the much younger Henry, believing that she will be able to mold and guide him She either overestimated herself or underestimated her Angevin duke.This novel includes a significant amount of Eleanor snapping at Henry and him treating her as a brood mare Henry, who appears to be a wonderful golden prince when he appears in Summer Queen, becomes an overbearing jerk in this story, even to the point of view spoiler rape hide spoiler Their ongoing arguing just got a little old It was nice to read about Henry s reign from a different point of view, and Chadwick creates the sights and sounds of the 12th century quite well Thankfully, there was Isabel to provide a bright spot in this novel I loved her quiet strength and loyalty while all around her were simply fighting for themselves Neither Eleanor or Henry was a character that I felt like I could root for, but Isabel was.Some readers will enjoy the scenes where Chadwick s popular version of William Marshall appears He seems to be the only person wholly loyal to poor Eleanor.I liked Chadwick s realistic portrayal of Eleanor as a medieval woman who was a pawn in the games of men, regardless of her noble birth She was truly powerless against first Louis, then Henry, though she tried Oh did she try But I was simply never captivated by her story.I thank NetGalley for my copy of this novel Opinions stated are my own I am always gitty with excitement when I see that EC has published another novel Reading her novels is like coming home for me a promise of comfort, enjoyment and solitude Chadwick has a wonderful gift of writing that envelopes the reader in the time period and allows you to feel her characters to the point you feel like you really know who they are Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II are two of my favorite royals along with William Marshal Their story is one of such tremendous irony w I am always gitty with excitement when I see that EC has published another novel Reading her novels is like coming home for me a promise of comfort, enjoyment and solitude Chadwick has a wonderful gift of writing that envelopes the reader in the time period and allows you to feel her characters to the point you feel like you really know who they are Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II are two of my favorite royals along with William Marshal Their story is one of such tremendous irony what could have been will always be a lingering question in my mind when thinking of these two As always 5 big, big stars to Chadwick, Eleanor and Henry The Winter Crown is the long awaited sequel to The Summer Queen, and the second novel in a planned trilogy about Eleanor of Aquitaine, wife of Henry II of England and Duchess of Aquitaine in her own right This book has everything Elizabeth Chadwick fans would want from her newest novel the facts are right, the gaps are filled sensibly, it isn t sensational for the sake of it, and it s well written and edited As with the first book, Eleanor in this novel is called Alienor.Alienor, her friend I The Winter Crown is the long awaited sequel to The Summer Queen, and the second novel in a planned trilogy about Eleanor of Aquitaine, wife of Henry II of England and Duchess of Aquitaine in her own right This book has everything Elizabeth Chadwick fans would want from her newest novel the facts are right, the gaps are filled sensibly, it isn t sensational for the sake of it, and it s well written and edited As with the first book, Eleanor in this novel is called Alienor.Alienor, her friend Isabel, Henry, the children and the court are all brought to life well in this novel There are some lovely scenes for the reader to enjoy watch out for the one where little Matilda decides she wants to be a shoemaker, it s so heartwarming Isabel de Warenne s story is a really good thread through the novel, a story within a story in a way, and I really enjoyed reading about her Alienor and Henry often sizzle on the pages, all the tension of their relationship coming alive I did notice that this work seemed to use a lot of similes, however, and this I did sometimes find a bit too much It is hard to imagine that people used similes so often in conversation, and one description of wine being as rich as a curtain p.142 was a bit odd I did like that some open ends from the first book were closed in The Winter Crown, including the fate of Alienor s two daughters with her first husband Louis of France and her sister Petronella The emotions run high in this novel within the first 100 pages the reader has already been on a rollercaoster This is a good book and sequel to The Summer Queen, though I would say one does not necessarily have to have read the first book to read, follow and enjoy the second book I m looking forward to reading The Autumn Throne in a couple of years I have come to like and sympathize with Henry II in Sharon Kay Penman s Time and Chance which narrates the events of Henry II s reign and his marriage to Eleanor of Aquitaine Alienor in this book through the point of view of different personalities , and so his depiction here as some sort of a villain and a major thorn in Alienor s side slightly dulled my reading pleasure at first But then, this book is really all about Alienor and her many struggles to make a place in a male dominated society I have come to like and sympathize with Henry II in Sharon Kay Penman s Time and Chance which narrates the events of Henry II s reign and his marriage to Eleanor of Aquitaine Alienor in this book through the point of view of different personalities , and so his depiction here as some sort of a villain and a major thorn in Alienor s side slightly dulled my reading pleasure at first But then, this book is really all about Alienor and her many struggles to make a place in a male dominated society or make herself heard on important political affairs, and for this I have kept on She really was a one of a kind heroine, and I am impressed by how Miss Chadwick has depicted her larger than life character I am also cheered by the fact that the author has kept up with her masterful storytelling ways, and even given the greatest knight and my favorite medieval icon William Marshalprint exposure than I d expected Overall, The Winter Crown is an enjoyable read I ll definitely wait for the next and final installment, The Autumn Throne A Book for All Seasons season of winterI like to think this is called the Winter Crown because this is when Eleanor s heart freezes toward the king Henry because a overbearing, callus, manipulative nightmare His sons grow to despise him Eleanor is cut off from Aquitaine Henry wants everything and everyone in his power He will stop at nothing So her heart grown cold And love dies. Let me say first that this was a wonderful, superbly written book Nevertheless, it wasn t an easy book to swim through for me, in particular because it s a tale of heartache and despair as it deals with the melancholy of total family deterioration despite being the tale of a king, his queen and their heirs Particularly as a woman and a mother of three, I felt it intimately The predicament of women in the medieval ages, even if of a queen and an alleged powerful one, comes through disturbing Let me say first that this was a wonderful, superbly written book Nevertheless, it wasn t an easy book to swim through for me, in particular because it s a tale of heartache and despair as it deals with the melancholy of total family deterioration despite being the tale of a king, his queen and their heirs Particularly as a woman and a mother of three, I felt it intimately The predicament of women in the medieval ages, even if of a queen and an alleged powerful one, comes through disturbing and sharply enough The Winter Crown, the second of Elizabeth Chadwick s Eleanor of Aquitaine trilogy, is a fascinating mix of history and fiction The story of Henry II and his queen Alienor opens with their coronation at Westminster and leaves us with her imprisonment at Sarum According to Chadwick, substantiated by considerable historical research, Henry was an overbearing king and a difficult man that trusted no one, and I suppose sowed what he reaped later on life.I enjoyed reading about Thomas Becket, first as Henry II s Chancellor and later as Archbishop of Canterbury, even if it was Chadwick s partly fictional portrayal She characterized him as a scheming and duplicitous figure, traits doubtless very common in court life, or any contemporary political arena for that matter Winter Crown is a study of intrigue, scheming and a volatile relationship that only deteriorates with time According to Chadwick s skilled historical characterization, Henry II was an utterly controlling king, husband and father while Alienor comes out as no fool, although astute and level headed in her actions she lacks the power and control especially when dealing with Henry s propensity for underhandedness The author gives a different spin to the historically accepted view that Alienor was the sole instigator of the treasonous conflict between father and sons She builds a believable scenario where Alienor was led in great part by Henry s behavior itsef to make difficult choices as the tenacious and formidable woman that she was She definitly was not a woman to quietly let things be The Winter Crown is a 5 stars book, a must read if you are a fun of historical fiction or Elizabeth Chadwick s novels I am waiting anxiously for its sequel