Book Reviews of The Dragon and the Jewel (Medieval Plantagenet, Bk 2)

The Dragon and the Jewel  (Medieval Plantagenet, Bk 2)
The Dragon and the Jewel - Medieval Plantagenet, Bk 2
Author: Virginia Henley
ISBN-13: 9780440206248
ISBN-10: 0440206243
Publication Date: 11/10/1991
Pages: 496
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 86 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Dragon and the Jewel (Medieval Plantagenet, Bk 2) on
Helpful Score: 5
This is one of my all-time favorite romances. I loved the history in this book, although Henley really played fast and loose with the timeline.

I loved Simon and thought him a wonderfully noble character who sacrificed almost everything for love of his Eleanor and country. He was so busy in the service of king and country that most of his life was spent either traveling or fighting on behalf of Edward. The author went to great lengths to explain the heart and soul of this man. He had no interest in being king or ruling England, he wanted to save England from imperial tyranny.

I was deeply saddened to see him and Eleanor turned into power-hungry tyrants in Marriage Prize. Why, after all that wonderful character-building in this book, did the author then turn around and vilify them in Marriage? That's pretty unforgivable, IMHO.
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Helpful Score: 4
I just finished this book and enjoyed it very much..I am a fan of Virgina Henley. The author goes into some rather descriptic sex, but I don't mind all that much.
I thought it quite interesting that the main characters are based on actual historic events.
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Helpful Score: 2
alot of steamy sex, drama, and raging emotions. this is my fav medieval book. although i was really sad to see William Marshal die.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great story, just thought there was too much unbelievable sex.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is about a strong willed Princess and a handsome War Lord and their love for each other. It is pretty steamy.
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Helpful Score: 1
I did enjoy this book. However, i think a lot of the sex should be taken with grain of salt!
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Helpful Score: 1
One of my Favorites
Great story, story is fast paced and interesting, you can't can't bored with this one
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I just finished this book and it's absolutely worth reading.

Give yourself time not to rush through the book to enjoy the entire saga... it starts out with main female at age 9..and just wait to hear about the main male character!!!!

you'll have to wait and see for yourself how totally you'll be cheering for these two.

Well written, alot of Henry's (got confused a few times)and this is definately a keeper for me and Henley gets kudos for writing again another amazing story
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Full of excitement! Highly reccommended!
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Good read!
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This is a wonderfully written book that had me captivated from the start and I couldn't put it down !!
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The story of Princess Eleanor and Simon de Montfort
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HE WAS HER FOLLY AND HER PASSION.

With her sapphire eyes and silken dark hair, Princess Eleanor was a bewitching beauty made for a man's pleasure. But once a child bride widowed at a tender age, she swore never to marry again and took a vow of eternal chastity ... until Simon de Montfort marched into England and set his smoldering dark gaze upon her, King Henry's youngest sister, the royal family's most previous jewel. Bold, arrogand, and invincible, the towering Norman knight inspired awe in the bravest of men ... and a reckless desire in Eleanor's untried heart.

SHE WAS HIS PRIZE AND HIS LOVE.

They called him the Dragon, but the most feared and dangerous warlord in all the land had one fatal weakness. Inflamed by Eleanor's incandescent loveliness and intoxicating innocence, he would pursue her with a passion that demanded unconditional surrender ... a passion that would erupt in scandal and rock the embattled realm, staining the pages of history with blood and betrayal ... igniting the pages of history with the rapture of all-consuming love ...
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A great read!

Princess Eleanor was a bewitching beauty. But once a child bride widowed at a tender age, she swore never to marry again and took a vow of eternal chastity..until Simon de Montfort marched into England and set his smoldering dark gaze upon her, King Henry's youngest sister, the royal family's most precious jewel.