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Quest of the Warrior Maid: Bradamante & Ruggiero series: 1 [Tapa blanda]

Linda C. McCabe


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The legends of Charlemagne come to life in a saga of chivalry, secret romances, betrayal, revenge, and magic.
A love foretold between sworn enemies will determine the fate of Christendom. Bradamante, the niece of Charlemagne, and Ruggiero, a Saracen knight descended from Hector of Troy, are renowned warriors who meet and fall in love on a battlefield before being separated.
This tale of impossible love between Bradamante and Ruggiero is set against the backdrop of a holy war between Islamic and Christian armies shown in bloody sieges in Marseille and Paris. Other legendary heroes such as Orlando and Renaud de Montauban are featured in this classic tale adapted from the epic poems Orlando innamorato and Orlando furioso from the Italian Renaissance.
This story should appeal to fans of epic fantasy, Arthurian legend, medievalists, Francophiles and Italianophiles.
Reviews
"Classic in its theme of young, idealistic lovers from opposing camps, it sheds a bright light on the culture, history and legends of a time and place too little explored by most western readers." - Persia Woolley, author of the acclaimed Guinevere Trilogy
"McCabe paints a vivid portrait of Medieval France whose vestiges can still be found in the streets of modern Paris." - Cara Black, author of the Aimée Leduc mystery series and Murder in Passy
"A grand and engaging re-telling of the original 'star crossed lovers' epic with everything Orlando - chivalry, romance, fights to the death, hippogriffs, madness, and beauty! As engaging a story as I have read this year, I couldn't put it down and I urge you to pick it up today." - John Granger, author of Unlocking Harry Potter
"I read the story in one sitting and was devastated to find out what I had in my hands was only volume one! I look forward to volume two." - Ibrahim Al-Marashi, professor of History at IE University in Spain
"This is an original approach to the story of Bradamante and Ruggiero. Historically accurate, with a clever sense of plot and an incredible set of characters. Once you start you simply can't stop!" - José Lúcio, professor of Economic Development at New University of Lisbon-Portugal

Biografía del autor

Linda C. McCabe lives in the Northern California Wine Country with her college sweetheart and teenaged son. She received a master’s degree as an historian of science from Sonoma State University, and loves to travel. To aid in the research of her writing, she spent a month in France scouring museums in Paris and trekking through medieval hilltop villages in the Midi-Pyrenees. She has been a member of the California Writers Club for more than a decade and is past-president of the local branch, Redwood Writers. She has had opinion/editorials published in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, the Los Angeles Times and essays published in several of the Redwood Writers' Vintage Voices anthologies as well as the Centennial Edition of the California Writers Club Anthology West Winds. More of her writing can be found at her literary blog: lcmccabe.blogspot.com where she posts about writing, travel, medievalism and whatever strikes her interest. She also has a website at www.lindacmccabe.com where she invites book clubs to contact her for visits by speakerphone or Skype chats.

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5.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Great read, couldn't put it down. 3 de octubre de 2011
Por Joe-Free - Publicado en Amazon.com
Formato:Versión Kindle|Compra verificada por Amazon
I came across this through an unrelated search and bought it because I like mythology but was unfamiliar with this tale. Once it was on the kindle, neither my wife nor I could put it down. I can't find any other books by this author on Amazon but we will be watching. If you like historical fiction and/or mythology, you will love this book.
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5.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Couldn't put it down 19 de julio de 2012
Por Malena - Publicado en Amazon.com
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Usually when I read a book outside of my genre (mystery) I get bored after a point and wonder where the mystery is. This book had me from the start and I couldn't put it down. The characters, the adventure, the love story, it all comes together to make a great book. This is volume one of what I hope will be an epic series that Ms. McCabe continues writing for a long, long time.
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5.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas The most Italian writer among the American ones 9 de febrero de 2014
Por Gabriele Addario - Publicado en Amazon.com
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This book is quite a surprise: an American writer who knows this Medieval period so well. I can tell the writer know more than many Italian literature teachers, because of her trips around the European Mediterranean part. It's a highly poetic story and the reader is carried away by the sounds and the colours of the adventure. Thanks Linda.

Questo libro ė una bella sorpresa: una scrittrice americana che conosce così bene l'età medievale. Leggendo, si può benissimo capire che l'autrice ė più preparata di molti insegnanti di letteratura italiana, grazie ai suoi viaggi nell' Europa Mediterranea. Il racconto si sviluppa con profonda poesia e il lettore si lascia trasportare dai colori e dai suoni dell'avventura. Grazie Linda.
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5.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Review written by my grandmother Marisa Zanibelli Centra 13 de octubre de 2013
Por marco ferrara - Publicado en Amazon.com
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What a surprise! An American writer tells the epic of Charlemagne’s chilvary us in an English language quite easily understood also by foreigners. The reader will recall the school lessons about Ariosto and Boiardo (“Orlando furious” and “Orlando in love”) and will enjoy following the adventures of so many characters: beautiful maidens (also valiant in battle) knights fighting for the Christian Charlemagne or the Muslim Akramont, and also magic legends. All this in a Europe as it should have been in the eighth-ninth century.
I enjoyed reading this novel and am looking forward to the following of the love story between Bradamante and Ruggiero in a new forthcoming novel, as promised by the writer.

Original text in Italian:
"Che sorpresa trovare descritte, da una scrittrice americana, le gesta dei paladini di Carlo Magno in una lingua inglese chiara e abbastanza comprensibile anche da chi non possiede una grande conoscenza dell’Inglese. ! Vengono richiamate alla memoria le letture dell’Ariosto e del Boiardo (“Orlando Furioso” e “Orlando Innamorato”, ) ed è divertente seguire le avventure dei tanti personaggi: belle fanciulle( anche valorose combattenti) ,cavalieri che si battono in a fianco del loro re, Carlomagno cristiano o Agramante musulmano, e non mancano interventi di maghi e maghe, in un’Europa immaginata come doveva essere nei secoli settimo-ottavo.
Mi sono divertita ed attendo la prosecuzione della storia d’amore fra Bradamarte e Ruggiero, nel prossimo libro promesso dall’autrice."
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5.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Great historical fantasy 2 de mayo de 2013
Por Margaret Silvestri - Publicado en Amazon.com
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This book is a wonderful blend of fantasy and history. It has a rich fantasy sword and sorcery quality mixed with historical people and references. Looking forward to the next book.
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