- Tapa blanda: 430 páginas
- Editor: Foul Mouthed Bard Press (22 de junio de 2011)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0983636206
- ISBN-13: 978-0983636205
Quest of the Warrior Maid: Bradamante & Ruggiero series: 1 (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 22 jun 2011
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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.
"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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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."
Weaving fantasy and history in a complex plot with many characters, the author uses Bradamante's love for Ruggiero as the single thread pulling the action forward. When Bradamante learns of her noble destiny, her love for Ruggiero is elevated into a quest to save her religion and country.
Fraught with obstacles, trickery, and magic, Bradamante is entangled in a web, but is she caught? At the book's fast paced ending, madness and conflicts are at every turn. A well written and exciting adventure, fueled by passion and revenge, this is the stuff of great literature. Compelling and entertaining!