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The Nostradamus Prophecy

Theresa Breslin


PUBLISHED: 7th May 2009
ISBN: 9780552557214
ANNOTATION:
When Nostradamus proclaims to the French court his prophecy of a great massacre, the young King Charles only laughs. And as the Angel of Death approaches, Nostradamus entrusts to her safekeeping some very special parchments - parchments that the rulers of France would do anything to see .
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PUBLISHED: 7th May 2009
ISBN: 9780552557214
ANNOTATION:
When Nostradamus proclaims to the French court his prophecy of a great massacre, the young King Charles only laughs. And as the Angel of Death approaches, Nostradamus entrusts to her safekeeping some very special parchments - parchments that the rulers of France would do anything to see .

Annotation

When Nostradamus proclaims to the French court his prophecy of a great massacre, the young King Charles only laughs. And as the Angel of Death approaches, Nostradamus entrusts to her safekeeping some very special parchments - parchments that the rulers of France would do anything to see .

Publisher Description

When Nostradamus proclaims to the French court his prophecy of a great massacre, the young King Charles only laughs. His mother, Catherine de' Medici, pays more heed - she believes that Nostradamus can truly see the future.But the great soothsayer'ss prophecies are not only for those who rule; he also has a message for Melisande, the minstrel's daughter, who he believes is linked with him by Fate. And as the Angel of Death approaches, Nostradamus entrusts to her safekeeping some very special parchments - parchments that the rulers of France would do anything to see...

Author Biography

Theresa Breslin is the Carnegie Medal winning author of over forty books for children & young adults whose work has appeared on stage, radio and TV. Her books are hugely popular with young people, librarians and teachers. Remembrance, her top selling YA novel of youth in WW1, has now been reissued to include Book Notes. The Dream Master was shortlisted for the Children's Book Award. Divided City was shortlisted for ten book awards, winning two outright.

Review

"The novel goes at a rollicking pace ... Is especially praiseworthy for dramatising a period of European history which children might not normally encounter" The Times 20080426 "The rousing story is always clearly told and cleverly plotted" Books for Keeps 20080501 "Theresa Breslin's The Nostradamus Prophecy is a superb and totally gripping story set amidst a Fresh court and country filled with tensions and uncertainties. The assured characterisation and terrific plotting hold a reader in thrall" The School Librarian 20090701 "Breslin's books are always founded on immaculate research and her enthusiasm for her subject is invariably infectious" Glasgow Herald 20080524 "An unputdownable read that will have you guessing and constantly on the edge of your seat until the very end" -- Naomi, Aged 14 First News 20080508

Promotional

A rich, dramatic adventure set in the tumultuous years of the late sixteenth century in France - a time of assassinations, poisons, seers and the sword.

Product Details

Author
Theresa Breslin
Pages
480
Year
2009
ISBN-10
0552557218
ISBN-13
9780552557214
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2009-05-07
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
map
Media
Book
Publisher
Random House Children's Publishers UK
Audience Age
12