Royal Bastards

Sex, power, mystery and blood - this fresh approach to the British monarchy recounts gripping, untold stories about their unofficial offspring.

Author: Peter de Vere Beauclerk-Dewar

Publisher: History PressLtd

ISBN: 0752446681

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Sex, power, mystery and blood – this fresh approach to the British monarchy recounts gripping, untold stories about their unofficial offspring.
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Royal Bastards

Then, at a feast honoring the visiting princess Lyriana, the royal shocks everyone by choosing to sit at the Bastards' Table. Before she knows it, Tilla is leading the sheltered princess on a late-night escapade.

Author: Andrew Shvarts

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781484798539

Category: Young Adult Fiction

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"Jon Snow won't be the only 'bastard' whose name readers will remember." --Entertainment Weekly Being a bastard blows. Tilla would know. Her father, Lord Kent of the Western Province, loved her as a child, but cast her aside as soon as he had trueborn children. At sixteen, Tilla spends her days exploring long-forgotten tunnels beneath the castle with her stablehand half-brother, Jax, and her nights drinking with the servants, passing out on Jax's floor while her castle bedroom collects dust. Tilla secretly longs to sit by her father's side, enjoying feasts with the rest of the family. Instead, she sits with the other bastards, like Miles of House Hampstedt, an awkward scholar who's been in love with Tilla since they were children. Then, at a feast honoring the visiting princess Lyriana, the royal shocks everyone by choosing to sit at the Bastards' Table. Before she knows it, Tilla is leading the sheltered princess on a late-night escapade. Along with Jax, Miles, and fellow bastard Zell, a Zitochi warrior from the north, they stumble upon a crime they were never meant to witness. The bastards band together, realizing they alone have the power to prevent a civil war that will tear their kingdom apart -- if they can warn the king in time. And if they can survive the journey . . .
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Royal Bastards

This book - split into four sections: Tudor, Stuart, Henoverian and, perhaps most fascinating, Royal Loose Ends - is a genuinely fresh approach to British kings and queens, examining their lives and times through the unfamiliar perspective ...

Author: Peter Beauclerk-Dewar

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752473161

Category: History

Page: 288

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Since 1066 when William the Conqueror (alias William the Bastard) took the throne, English and Scottish kings have sired at least 150 children out of wedlock. Many were acknowedged at court and founded dynasties of their own - several of today's dukedoms are descended from them. Others were only acknowledged grudgingly or not at all. In the twentieth century this trend for royals to father illegitimate children continued, but the parentage, while highly probably, has not been officially recognised. This book - split into four sections: Tudor, Stuart, Henoverian and, perhaps most fascinating, Royal Loose Ends - is a genuinely fresh approach to British kings and queens, examining their lives and times through the unfamiliar perspective of their illegitimate children.
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Royal Bastards

The stigmatisation as 'bastards' of children born outside of wedlock is commonly thought to have emerged early in medieval European history, but Sara McDougall demonstrates that until well into the late 12th-century a child's prospects ...

Author: Sara McDougall

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198785828

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The stigmatization as 'bastards' of children born outside of wedlock is commonly thought to have emerged early in Medieval European history. Christian ideas about legitimate marriage, it is assumed, set the standard for legitimate birth. Children born to anything other than marriage had fewer rights or opportunities. They certainly could not become king or queen. As this volume demonstrates, however, well into the late twelfth century, ideas of what made a child a legitimate heir had little to do with the validity of his or her parents' union according to the dictates of Christian marriage law. Instead a child's prospects depended upon the social status, and above all the lineage, of both parents. To inherit a royal or noble title, being born to the right father mattered immensely, but also being born to the right kind of mother. Such parents could provide the most promising futures for their children, even if doubt was cast on the validity of the parents' marriage. Only in the late twelfth century did children born to illegal marriages begin to suffer the same disadvantages as the children born to parents of mixed social status. Even once this change took place we cannot point to 'the Church' as instigator. Instead, exclusion of illegitimate children from inheritance and succession was the work of individual litigants who made strategic use of Christian marriage law. This new history of illegitimacy rethinks many long-held notions of medieval social, political, and legal history.
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Royal Bastards Series Collection

Title: Royal bastards / Andrew Shvarts. Description: First edition. • Los Angeles ; New York : Hyperion, [2017]. Series: Royal bastards • Summary: Tilla, ...

Author: Andrew Shvarts

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316312158

Category: Young Adult Fiction

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Join an epic, action-packed magical adventure, full of conspiracies and danger, in the Royal Bastards fantasy series. Royal Bastards: Being a bastard blows. Tilla would know. Her father, Lord Kent of the Western Province, loved her as a child, but cast her aside as soon as he had trueborn children. At sixteen, Tilla spends her days exploring long-forgotten tunnels beneath the castle with her stablehand half-brother, Jax, and her nights drinking with the servants, passing out on Jax's floor while her castle bedroom collects dust. Tilla longs to sit by her father's side, enjoying feasts with the rest of the family. Instead, she sits with the other bastards, like Miles of House Hampstedt, an awkward scholar who's been in love with Tilla since they were children. The bastards band together, realizing they alone have the power to prevent a civil war that will tear their kingdom apart—if they can warn the king in time.... City of Bastards: Tilla is safe from her murderous father in the dazzling capital of Lightspire, where she lives a life of luxury under the protection of the Volaris King, alongside her boyfriend, Zell, and best friend, Princess Lyriana. So why isn't she happy? Maybe it's the whispers and stares that follow her wherever she goes, as the daughter of the traitor waging war against Lightspire. Or maybe it's the memories of her beloved brother, Jax, who lies cold in his grave even as she tries to settle into a life in the city's prestigious University. Then Tilla stumbles upon the body of a classmate—a friend. The authorities are quick to rule it a suicide and sweep it under the rug, but when Tilla herself is attacked by a mysterious man with terrifying powers, she's convinced of a conspiracy. Her friends beg her to stay silent; what she's suggesting is impossible...and treasonous. The deeper she digs, the more questions she uncovers.... War of the Bastards: A year has passed since the fall of Lightspire. The Inquisitor Miles Hampstedt rules Noveris with a blood-soaked iron fist. Tilla and her friends have become hardened rebels in the Unbroken, a band of guerilla fighters hiding out on the fringes of the Kingdom protecting the true queen, Lyriana Volaris. Even as they fight, they know their cause is doomed—that with every passing day Miles's army of Bloodmages spreads across the continent. But at least they have each other...and some halfway-decent drinks. With Miles's forces closing in, a ragtag team sets out on an eleventh-hour mission: form an alliance with Syan's people that could turn the tide of the war. But what they discover in the Red Wastes changes everything, including their very understanding of the magic that runs through Noveris. In the heart-pounding conclusion to the Royal Bastards trilogy, Tilla faces an impossible choice: unthinkable destruction in the name of peace...or an uncertain future that means confronting a terrible past.
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Petros Royal Bastards MC

Petros was a part of a collaboration between authors who made the Royal Bastards MC world. Giving you, the reader, new stories and new authors to meet ...

Author: Esther E. Schmidt

Publisher: Esther E. Schmidt

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

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The day Kinsey’s life shatters is the day a menacing biker appears and forces her to pick up the pieces of her miserable life. As the president of Royal Bastards MC, Lincoln, Nebraska Chapter, Petros knows how to rule with a steel grip and a rough demand. When he takes a woman hostage as part of a debt that needs to be collected, he doesn’t realize it could very well lead to a debt he ends up paying for. A rival MC, doubts of loyalty, cleaning up a mess others made—in the end everything can tip the balance of life and death for everyone involved.
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Right Royal Bastards

This book is a new, genuinely fresh approach to British "Kings and Queens", examining their lives and times through the unfamiliar perspective of their illegitimate children. Interviewees include many of their descendants.

Author: Peter de Vere Beauclerk-Dewar

Publisher: Burkes Peerage & Gentry Llc

ISBN: UOM:39015066784896

Category: History

Page: 206

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Since 1066 when William the Conqueror (alias William the Bastard) took the throne, English and Scottish kings have sired at least 150 children out of wedlock. Many were acknowledged at court and founded dynasties of their own - several of today's dukedoms are descended from them. Others were only acknowledged grudgingly or not at all. In the 20th century this trend for Royals to father illegitimate children continued, but the parentage, while highly probable, has not been officially recognised. This book is a new, genuinely fresh approach to British "Kings and Queens", examining their lives and times through the unfamiliar perspective of their illegitimate children. Interviewees include many of their descendants. But beyond personal narratives it also sheds light on the perennially fascinating topic of sexual habits; the links between politics, power and patronage; the class system, scandal and celebrity; and the different expectations we have of men and women.
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City of Bastards

In this action-packed sequel to Royal Bastards, Tilla uncovers a sinister conspiracy to take down the kingdom from within.

Author: Andrew Shvarts

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781368002363

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

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In this action-packed sequel to Royal Bastards, Tilla uncovers a sinister conspiracy to take down the kingdom from within. Tilla, bastard of House Kent, has it made. Safe from her murderous father in the dazzling capital of Lightspire, she lives a life of luxury under the protection of the Volaris King, alongside her boyfriend, Zell, and best friend, Princess Lyriana. So why isn't she happy? Maybe it's the whispers and stares that follow her wherever she goes, as the daughter of the traitor waging war against Lightspire. Or maybe it's the memories of her beloved brother, Jax, who lies cold in his grave even as she tries to settle into a life in the city's prestigious University. Then Tilla stumbles upon the body of a classmate -- a friend. The authorities are quick to rule it a suicide and sweep it under the rug, but when Tilla herself is attacked by a mysterious man with terrifying powers, she's convinced of a conspiracy. Her friends beg her to stay silent; what she's suggesting is impossible...and treasonous. The deeper she digs, the more questions she uncovers. Nothing is as it seems in the glorious capital, and Tilla's presence might just be the spark that sets the Kingdom aflame.
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Petros Royal Bastards MC

The day Kinsey's life shatters is the day a menacing biker appears and forces her to pick up the pieces of her miserable life.

Author: Esther E Schmidt

Publisher:

ISBN: 1676227857

Category:

Page: 244

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The day Kinsey's life shatters is the day a menacing biker appears and forces her to pick up the pieces of her miserable life. As the president of Royal Bastards MC, Lincoln, Nebraska Chapter, Petros knows how to rule with a steel grip and a rough demand. When he takes a woman hostage as part of a debt that needs to be collected, he doesn't realize it could very well lead to a debt he ends up paying for. A rival MC, doubts of loyalty, cleaning up a mess others made-in the end everything can tip the balance of life and death for everyone involved.
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Royal Bastard

THANK YOU Thank you for reading ROYAL BASTARD! I hope you enjoyed this installment from the ROYALS UNDONE Series. Reviews help other readers find books.

Author: Nana Malone

Publisher: Sankofa Girl

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

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The second I saw her, I knew she was trouble… the kind I like most. Don’t cause an incident, they said. Don’t forget who you are. As if I could. A newfound prince, sure, but I’m still a conman at heart. And I’m nowhere near ready to say goodbye to the good times. So when my brother, the king, asks me to look after a diplomat’s daughter, I can’t say no fast enough. That aspect of my new life holds no appeal. That is, until I see her climbing out of a window with her dress tucked into her thong. She might just be my kind of girl after all. Messy. Adventurous. Feisty. Impossible to get out of my head. And that was before she became my accidental roommate. I just thought I'd mix business with pleasure...I didn’t plan to lose control of my heart. If only I can convince Bryna I’m not a total bastard. (This is Book 1 in the Royals Undone duet. Bryna and Lucas’s story continues in Bastard Prince) Other books in the Winston Isles Royal Saga Cheeky Royal Cheeky King Royal Bastard Bastard Prince Royal Tease Teasing the Princess Protecting the Heiress Tempting the Heiress Return of the Prince To Love a Prince Bodyguard to the Billionaire The Billionaire's Secret London Royal London Soul Royal Playboy Playboy's Heart Topics: contemporary romance, romantic comedy, royal romance, billionaire romance, billionaire, series, romantic comedy series, comedy, comedy series, interracial romance, funny romance, laugh romance, modern romance, urban romance, new york, new york romance, wealthy, USA today, USA today bestseller, Prince romance, neighbor romance, best friends to lovers romance, city romance, smart romance, undercover bodyguard, neighbors romance, roommate romance, something funny to read, best friends in romance, brothers, Kinds, royalty, lighthearted romance, light romance, hot romance, nana malone, nana malone romance, proposal, proposal romance, engagement, engagement romance, free ebook, freebie, free book, free reads, free romance novel, free romance book, free billionaire book, romantic comedy books free, romance books free, billionaire romance for adults, billionaire romance books, contemporary romance free, funny romance, funny romance free, funny books free, comedy books free, rom com, hilarious, romance series, romance series, romance books, beach reads, new adult, college, funny, female, stories, sensual, sensual romance, alpha male, dominant male, hot guy, racy, billionaire romance free, sexy, heartwarming, heart-warming, family, love, love books, kissing books, emotional journey, contemporary, contemporary romance, romance series, long series, long romance series, wealthy hero, wealthy heroes, sassy, captivating romance, hot, hot romance, forbidden love, sparks, loyalty, swoon, mystery, action adventure romance, romantic suspense, suspense romance, action scene romance, action adventure romance. If you love, Carrie Anne Ryan, Geneva Lee, Laurelin Paige, Skye Warren, Rachel Van Dyken, Louise Bay, Jessica Hawkings, KA Linde, Vi Keeland, Karina Halle, Moica Murphy, then Royal Bastard is for you.
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Royal Bastard

ROYAL BASTARD AND HE STOLE MY HEART THE PRINCE I, Edward George Alexander York, am third in line for the British throne, but who needs that kind of ...

Author: Emilia Beaumont

Publisher: Beaumont Ink

ISBN: 9781537862996

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

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Cinderella met her Prince Charming and lost a slipper. Rose met the Royal Bastard and he stole her heart. Rose Mathis I caught Prince Edward with his pants down—literally. After I picked my jaw up off the floor, I snapped a pic of his royal jewels and glorious arse. Now he’s pissed at me and will do anything to keep the photo from getting out. He’s even sweetened the deal by of offering me a job as his publicist. But that’s not all he wants... His charms won’t work on me. I don’t care if he’s hot enough to melt my panties. He’s arrogant, cocky and infuriating—and he can’t have me. Edward York Rose doesn’t know it yet but she belongs to me. If I don’t improve my image my father will disown me and I’ll lose everything. I had a plan but the moment I saw her everything changed. Now I have a new one. I will make Rose my bride. It won’t be hard. One round with my masterful tongue and she’ll never want me to stop. She will be mine. Royal Bastard is a full length standalone contemporary bad boy billionaire romance novel. Perfect for fans of Lauren Blakely, Marquita Valentine, Nadia Lee, and Emma Chase.
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The Royal Bastard

A Modern Royal Romance (Medical Engineer Hero Billionaire Family Saga Sports Heroine Secret Child International Romance) Nicole Burnham. THE ROYAL BASTARD ...

Author: Nicole Burnham

Publisher: Nicole Burnham

ISBN: 9781941828045

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Revealing his secret could devastate a royal family. Keeping it could end his marriage. Brilliant researcher Rocco Cornaro develops lifesaving medical devices, and in the process has become a wealthy man. However, he harbors a deep secret: his mother was the secret lover of Sarcaccia’s King Carlo Barrali and Rocco is the product of their affair. His silence on the topic has driven away even his beloved wife, Olympic athlete Justine Flyte. But when Justine is kidnapped and Rocco is forced to confront a new, horrible truth, will it ruin their marriage forever? Or give them a second chance at love? Don’t miss a single volume of the Royal Scandals Series! - Christmas With a Prince (novella) - Scandal With a Prince - Honeymoon With a Prince - Christmas on the Royal Yacht (novella) - Slow Tango With a Prince - The Royal Bastard - Christmas With a Palace Thief (novella) - The Wicked Prince - One Man's Princess BONUS READ: - A Royal Scandals Wedding, for newsletter subscribers
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Royal Bastards

"Jon Snow won't be the only 'bastard' whose name readers will remember.

Author: Andrew Shvarts

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

ISBN: 1484790081

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 384

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"Jon Snow won't be the only 'bastard' whose name readers will remember." -Entertainment Weekly Being a bastard blows. Tilla would know. Her father, Lord Kent of the Western Province, loved her as a child, but cast her aside as soon as he had trueborn children. At sixteen, Tilla spends her days exploring long-forgotten tunnels beneath the castle with her stablehand half brother, Jax, and her nights drinking with the servants, passing out on Jax's floor while her castle bedroom collects dust. Tilla secretly longs to sit by her father's side, enjoying feasts with the rest of the family. Instead, she sits at the Bastards' Table. But when Tilla and Jax is lead the visiting Princess Lyriana on a late-night escapade with their fellow bastards, they stumble upon a crime they were never meant to witness--a brutal coup. The group flees for their lives, relentlessly pursued by murderous mercenaries. The bastards band together, realizing they alone have the power to prevent a civil war that will tear their kingdom apart-if they can warn the king in time. And if they can survive the journey . . .
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Rage

Pain has left an insatiable RAGE.This is book #2 in KER DUKEY'S Royal Bastard MC Series. (Part of the Royal Bastard MC World.) A dark, delicious, thrill ride, sure to have you turning the pages, desperate to see how it all ends.

Author: Ker Dukey

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798683815158

Category:

Page: 282

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Gabe "The Raging Beast" Cohen. Death. Blood. Pain.In all wars, there are casualties. I just didn't think they would be ours. The memory, guilt of everything that's gone down over the last few months, has rooted itself deep inside me, tearing open old wounds.I've spent my life in a constant state between agony and rage since I lost my wife.And now, I'm seeing her ghost everywhere I look.But what if she isn't a ghost? What if it was all a lie?I've been lost to the darkness before, and my brothers pulled me out. I don't think there's an out this time. I'm becoming the darkness. To seek out the truth, I must first uncover the lie.Death leaves an echo. Blood. A scent.Pain. Pain has left an insatiable RAGE.This is book #2 in KER DUKEY'S Royal Bastard MC Series. (Part of the Royal Bastard MC World.) A dark, delicious, thrill ride, sure to have you turning the pages, desperate to see how it all ends.
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The Biker s Kiss

One kiss is all it takes to bring him to his knees and have him asking for forever.

Author: Glenna Maynard

Publisher: Glenna Maynard

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 179

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One kiss is all it takes to bring him to his knees and have him asking for forever. Roane Connors doesn’t do relationships. He’s been burned before and isn’t looking to repeat past mistakes. All he needs is a warm body in his bed for the night. Someone to ring in the new year with. Julie Wilson ticks all his boxes. She’s back in town, hot, and single. When the clock strikes midnight one kiss ignites a spark this royal bastard’s not ready for. Search Terms: First love, second chance Romance, Action & Adventure Romance, MC Romance, Biker Romance, Dark Romance, Action and Adventure, Suspense, Thriller, Mystery, Steamy Romance, Alpha Male, Dominant Hero, Romantic Thriller, Romantic Suspense, women's action and adventure, contemporary romance, romantic erotica, motorcycle club romance, bestselling biker series, motorcycle action and adventure.
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Royal Bastards

Author: Roger S. Powell

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1151150224

Category: Great Britain

Page: 286

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Koyn Royal Bastards MC

From USA Today Bestselling Author K Webster, comes a new MC dark standalone novel!I had it all.Family.

Author: K Webster

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798601324243

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From USA Today Bestselling Author K Webster, comes a new MC dark standalone novel!I had it all.Family. Career. A future.Until a couple of bikers took it brutally away from me.They scarred me both inside and out, killing the man I once was.Jared Koynakov is dead and Koyn rose from the ashes.Ten years later, I live by a code that is shaped by hate, anger, and revenge.As prez, I've built a brotherhood of men who share the same thirst for vengeance and are loyal until the end.Together, we will find those bastards and end them.Every last one of them.All it takes is one slip, and I almost have them in my grasp.Until a pretty pageant girl, who looks far too much like my daughter, steps into the fray causing the ultimate distraction.I must choose between my revenge and being her savior.I'm one helluva biker with a taste for torture, but I'm an even better daddy...
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War of the Bastards

In the epic conclusion to the Royal Bastards trilogy, Tilla faces an impossible choice: unthinkable destruction in the name of peace...or an uncertain future that means confronting a terrible past.

Author: Andrew Shvarts

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781368002370

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

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In the epic conclusion to the Royal Bastards trilogy, Tilla faces an impossible choice: unthinkable destruction in the name of peace...or an uncertain future that means confronting a terrible past. A year has passed since the fall of Lightspire. The Inquisitor Miles Hampstedt rules Noveris with a blood-soaked iron fist. Tilla and her friends have become hardened rebels in the Unbroken, a band of guerilla fighters hiding out on the fringes of the Kingdom protecting the true queen, Lyriana Volaris. Even as they fight, they know their cause is doomed -- that with every passing day Miles's army of Bloodmages spreads across the continent. But at least they have each other...and some halfway-decent drinks. After a daring rescue mission, the group frees two vital prisoners: the Raven, a mysterious informant with a deep personal connection to Tilla, and Syan Syee, a strange girl from the Red Wastes who demonstrates an incredible new kind of magic and speaks of a secret civilization hidden in her isolated homeland. With Miles's forces closing in, a ragtag team sets out on an eleventh-hour mission: form an alliance with Syan's people that could turn the tide of the war. But what they discover in the Red Wastes changes everything, including their very understanding of the magic that runs through Noveris -- magic that has brought the Kingdom to the brink of ruin.
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A Right Royal Bastard

Her childhood wasn't easy - she was dyslexic with a severe stammer - and rebellion was her means of expression. In London she revealed a talent for acting. This book is the first part of a two-volume autobiography.

Author: Sarah Miles

Publisher: Pan Books Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015032759824

Category: Actors

Page: 357

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Sarah Miles was illegitimate, and of distant royal descent. Her childhood wasn't easy - she was dyslexic with a severe stammer - and rebellion was her means of expression. In London she revealed a talent for acting. This book is the first part of a two-volume autobiography.
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