Volume 1 : and the Reign of the Lions
At long last, 10 years after the phenomenal success of Eleanor’s Bed, the adventure continues!
In the year 1154, the kingdom of England discovers Eleanor of Aquitaine: an incredibly beautiful, seductive, and enchanting woman. She has just married Henry Plantagenet, soon to become Henry II, King of England. New births follow each other, proof of her power over the King, that goes undiminished as the years go by. She also brings hope of a brilliant future. A modern woman, determined to lead the life she pleases, Eleanor imposes her presence at her husband’s side, and earns herself the sympathy of her English subjects, who see in her the promise of a powerful nation.
Her unquenchable thirst for happiness puts the fair Eleanor face to face with some difficult situations, in which vengeance is her only recourse. With the help of her faithful companion, the mysterious Loanna, and motivated by her love of her children, the Queen faces treachery, death, and passion. Spellbinding, she seduces men and women alike…while trying, above all, to maintain her honour.
After the resounding success of Eleanor’s Bed (One Million copies wold worldwide), Mireille Calmel brings us once again, through the eyes of Loanna of Grimwald, the world of Eleanor of Aquitaine, mother, wife, lover, stirrer of intrigue and woman of power. A fascinating tale of times gone by, but that could well hold true today…