The Accursed Kings Series Books 1-3: The Iron King, The Strangled Queen, The Poisoned Crown

Maurice Druon


The Accursed Kings Series Books 1-3: The Iron King, The Strangled Queen, The Poisoned Crown

The Accursed Kings Series Books 1-3: The Iron King, The Strangled Queen, The Poisoned Crown

  • Title: The Accursed Kings Series Books 1-3: The Iron King, The Strangled Queen, The Poisoned Crown
  • Author: Maurice Druon
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 413
  • Format: Kindle Edition



This is the original Game of Thrones George R.R Martin.A collection of the first three books in Maurice Druon s epic historical fiction series, The Accursed Kings Accursed Accursed You shall be accursed to the thirteenth generation The Iron King Philip the Fair is as cold and silent, as handsome and unblinking as a statue He governs his realm with an iron hand This is the original Game of Thrones George R.R Martin.A collection of the first three books in Maurice Druon s epic historical fiction series, The Accursed Kings Accursed Accursed You shall be accursed to the thirteenth generation The Iron King Philip the Fair is as cold and silent, as handsome and unblinking as a statue He governs his realm with an iron hand, but he cannot rule his own family his sons are weak and their wives adulterous while his red blooded daughter Isabella is unhappily married to an English king who prefers the company of men.A web of scandal, murder and intrigue is weaving itself around the Iron King but his downfall will come from an unexpected quarter Bent on the persecution of the rich and powerful Knights Templar, Philip sentences Grand Master Jacques Molay to be burned at the stake, thus drawing down upon himself a curse that will destroy his entire dynasty This bundle collects the first three novels of The Accursed Kings THE IRON KING, THE STRANGLED QUEEN and THE POISONED CROWN.


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I am so positively surprised by this book! I don't know exactly what I've expected, but I got so much more! First of all, I thought this is a fantasy novel - it is not - this is pure historical fiction based on real history of France. And you know what? This is so true that sometimes life is much more fascinating than fiction - games, schemes, secret plans and above all: LOVE, because it is a truth universally acknowledged that most conspiracies begin in bed ;)Oh! And everything starts with a Te [...]

I confess that I bought this book because of George RR Martin's saying that this series were the original 'Game of Thrones'. After reading the first 3 books I can say that I'm liking this series better than GOT, O.K. the epic fantasy element is gone but all the rest is there and it goes to the point and won't make you read 300 pages where little moves on. (Still, I am anxiously waiting for the release of the final GOT books :) )I have bought the first book (The Iron King) in the original French [...]

O carte extraordinară nu numai din punctul de vedere al imersiunii istorice, dar și al personajelor și povestirii în sine.

I read this interesting and beautifully written trilogy about the early ( 14th. Century) kings of France in stages, one book at a time over a few months finishing it today. All three books in the trilogy, three of a longer series, are worth reading for those readers who really enjoy historical fiction of a serious, as opposed to romantic, type. These kings of France, and those who populate the Royal Court are not particularly likeable. Treachery, venality and cruelty was natural to them. But the [...]

I enjoyed The Iron King, but I didn't care for the way Druon just told me what his characters' motivations were instead of showing me. Perhaps because this is the second in the series, and characters are already established, there was far less of that. What did strike me, however, is that Druon doesn't seem to know how to write a young woman. His depiction of Mahaut is interesting; I'd like to read more about her because she shows some character. But the way he writes Marguerite and Blanche, Mar [...]

History is a novel that has been lived.-- E & J de GoncourtThe France of 1314 is not a very safe place to live, for Kings, Queens, Courtiers, or Peasants. If the famine won't get you, the Court politics will. The author, Maurice Druon, took an obscure, but important, time in Frence history and made a wonderful set of books based on it. The "Iron King", King Philip IV, sends the Knights Templars to the stake. The head Templar curses him "to the thirteenth generation of your line". Well, he wa [...]

Outstanding trilogyThis is by far the best trilogy of history, that I have ever read in my life. Being American born and raised, I do believe that if these accounts are found to be true and accurate, this should be mandatory reading for World History and English Literature classes in high school. The grades would soar off of the charts. The characters are great, while you have all various types of personalities all politicking for their own personal agendas, you get to see the character flaws in [...]

This book based on the real historical facts and one day has inspired George Martin for his Games of Thrones. As he said "those are real game of thrones!".And, IMHO, it is far better - more dramatical and unpredictable than any fictioan. On my next visit to Paris after this book, I found that French history started to play with all its colours to me: now all those intrigues and palace secrets make much more sense to me ;)Was funny to discuss some historical anecdotes with our french guide, he wa [...]

I absolutely LOVE this series!!!!! Can't wait til book 5 comes out at the end of the month! I can see where Game of Thrones got their inspiration!

scandalous insight into the depths that people will go to gain or hold onto power, wealth and position. I guess nothing much has changed in that regard since the 14th century.

The review applies only to the first book - The Iron King, since doesn't list it individually. Like other reviewers, I was interested in this series because of George R. R. Martin's recommendation and inspiration for Game of Thrones. I also enjoy medieval European history and, while I am more familiar with the English monarchy during this period, I knew nothing about Philip the Fair. On that point, this was an interesting history lesson. However, I did not find the "novel" to quite be the gripp [...]

Book 3 of the Accursed Kings Series was probably the most exciting. "The Poisoned Crown" is good and I can see where and how it would lead to Games of Thrones in idea. At this time I will not continue on with series I have some book club reads to catch up on. But the series is slow at the beginning gets very good, and if you thought English monarchy history was good the French is even more so.

This series is amazing. Its puts a fictional frame around real events that runs up to the Hundred Years' War between France and England. It truly brings history alive and illustrates the inherent flaw in all hereditary monarchies.

I finished the first book, "The Iron King", and really enjoyed it. I will be back to read the other two books this Autumn. Anyone who enjoys history & great storytelling, will love this series.

Learn all about 14th century French kings!

Decent story with simplistic writing.

The original GOT!

Znowuż nie potrafię być obiektywna. Tym razem nie potrafię nie porównać tego do "Pieśni lodu i ognia". To wszystko wina Martina i jego "to jest prawdziwa gra o tron", ja rozumiem że jego inspiracją była historia Kapetyngów i Plantagenetów i super, że mówi o tym otwarcie ale jak dla mnie Martin zwycięża.Nie powinnam porównywać tych dzieł, bo to wbrew wszystkiemu ale noPo pierwsze (przynajmniej w pierwszym tomie) nie ma w ogóle fantastyki. Więc no szczęście że lubię powie [...]

The Iron King, The Strangled Queen, & The Poisoned Crown. . . titles of the first three of Druon’s eight novels re-creating lives of the Capet dynasty of France, ca. 1300, give a clear indication of the general plot of each. The Iron King is Phillip the Fair (Philip IV of France), a reformer shifting power in France from the old feudal system to a somewhat less rigid body politic that gave great power to a few able but low-born men eager to share power. Intrigues abound as those who lost p [...]

En gros, Une première trilogie qui, même si les trois premiers chapitres paraissent longs, nous happe dès que l'intrigue est lancée. De là, tout s'enchaîne, se complique, et l'on retient son souffle à chaque page tant l'intrigue est géniale. De plus, on ne peut qu'apprécier chaque ligne, chaque mot de cet auteur à la plume magique, qui nous transporte comme s'il avait inventé la langue française. Sans compter que ce roman historique a une partie de réalisme qui nous apprend énormé [...]

"Królowie przeklęci. Tom I" to fantastycznie napisana historia. Pełna spisków, zdrad, namiętności, wojen i morderstw. Oszustwa, kłamstwa i usilne dążenie do władzy – to wszystko można w niej znaleźć. Wielowątkowość i mnogość postaci oraz piękny język powieści sprawiają, że trudno oderwać się od lektury. Książka została wydana starannie i pięknie, aż ręce same wyciągają się w jej stronę. Polecam gorąco wszystkim, nie tylko miłośnikom historii.Całość na: [...]

(4.5)Królowie przeklęci to nadzwyczajne, wspaniale napisane dzieło, które spodoba się każdemu miłośnikowi powieści historycznych - ręczę za to. Całkowicie odrywa od rzeczywistości i przenosi czytelnika do innej epoki. Jego niepowtarzalny klimat wywarł na mnie ogromne wrażenie, a świadomość, że wszystkie te intrygi miały miejsce naprawdę, była niesamowita. Polecam wszystkim zaznajomionych z gatunkiem, jak i tym chcącym dopiero poznać jego genialność.

Read the first 3 books in this historical fiction, wow, talk about confusinge period is the 14th century, which covers the Kings and kingdoms of Mainly France and Italy and Great British, so many characters and families all trying to outdo each other. I hung in there and hooked just enough that I just ordered Book 4.

Seriously? I just quite reading it with 100 pages to go. The fact that George Martin endorsed these books as like Game of Thrones is laughable. Not even close, George. So much history I felt like I went to school every night. Just ridiculously dry. I liked, not loved, Book one of series but book two, wow- BAD. Miss it

Fenomenalna literatura! Autor barwnie opowiedział fascynującą historię Francji okraszając ją ogromną dbałością o szczegóły oraz bohaterami z krwi i kości, z którymi można się utożsamiać i - w zależności od ich charakteru - pogardzać nimi, podziwiać lub im współczuć. Nie mogę się doczekać, aż zabiorę się za lekturę kolejnych tomów!

This is an excellent series so far. There are 7 total, and I just started the fourth. If you are interested in this time period of history (early 14th century France), these books bring it to life in a way that I found very entertaining. Reads like fiction, but stays true to history (as far as I can tell). Translated from the original French.

Maurice Druon it's definitely my favorite author. George Martin it's also a big fan of him. Martin said he based a lot of his books on Druon's literature. If you are a Martin fan you will love Druon's seven books.

A great introduction to a lot of the themes and stories covered in Game of Thrones. George R. R. Martin wrote the introduction and explained that this book wasn't even available in the states until after GOT took off (unless you wanted it in French, that is).

Jedna z mojich NAJ kníh čo som kedy čítala jednoznačne odporúčam každému, hlavne tým čo majú radi históriu. Prečítané jedným dychom a s ohryzenými nechtami, neskutočne napínavá, postavy skvelo vyobrazené.

Kings, queens, knights, kingdoms, treacheryis story has it all. Personally I did not enjoy this book but I do believe you need to read it to decide for yourself. It was not the genre I enjoy but it was well written.


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