Sumptuously written and described with great skill, this multi-layered story of the events surrounding Joan of Arc in the medieval France of the fifteenth century will leave you breathless by its scope and ability to pull together the politics, the violence, the aspirations of an oppressed people and a genuine atmosphere of the time. Chandler handles History from inside out, showing us the personal triumphs and great tragedies of people fighting within circumstances beyond their control. This book is un-put-downable, and the final resolution is so right it will make you gulp.
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A war-torn country waiting for a hero
An ebony box holding the key to a young orphan's life
A determined young woman who hears voices promising that she will save her beloved France
And another with no voice to say that her future is in peril
For centuries, Joan of Arc's legendary journey has spoken to readers' sense of adventure. Pauline Chandler's riveting novel delivers the tale with astonishing freshness and unflinching truth.About the Author:
Pauline Chandler is a special needs teacher. She lives with her family in a former Victorian gasworks in Derbyshire, England.
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Book Description Greenwillow Books, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060841028
Book Description Greenwillow Books, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 60841028