La dame d’Albi
Coming soon in English – Available only in French at the moment
2014 | historical thriller | 580 pages
In the summer of 1457, after the Hundred Years’ War, the future King Louis XI was in exile with the Duke of Burgundy when he learned of the announced marriage of the niece of the Bishop of Albi to the son of the Lord of Beynac.
This marriage did not please him: he lost his influence in Languedoc and favoured the lord of Beynac, whom the prince considered his enemy. On the other hand, he pleased his father, King Charles VII. Louis decides to send the Baron of Beaurepaire to assassinate him and thwart the plans of the King of France.
Diving into the Middle Ages, this novel where the plot mixes both battle and human history is worth every movie with special effects!
read in a few hours, we would like a sequel or a novel of the same kind.
I somewhat dislike the story about Joan of Arc. Where is the truth? I prefer the official version.
A friend had recommended this historical novel to me. In spite of my reluctance, I started reading it and from the very first pages, I was taken by the story. I didn’t give up reading until very late at night.
Reading resumed very quickly the next day!
In summary, very good book, well documented .
I recommend it!
I absolutely enjoyed it. A complete immersion in the Middle Ages. To be read by all lovers of historical Novel
Great book, very absorbing, but we are looking forward to the rest.
What happened to this lady from Albi?
Where’s the sequel?
Good, despite a not very nice contact with the author via Facebook.
I enjoyed the story and the intrigue with characters that you don’t lose along the way, easy to follow, the style is pleasant to read with a modern vocabulary.
I will quickly dive a few centuries into your second book.
It dies in turns without bothering, that’s the lot of the time, the solutions are radical. After a few thousand deaths, love triumphs, all’s well that ends well. This is not the history of France taught at school, although Louis XI didn’t have a very good reputation with his little cages, it was just a detail. A novel led drum beating, action after action, no time to get bored, better than our current films despite their special effects which make us feel so jaded when abused. Virile and warlike, this book should not please our ladies despite the title that evokes something else than this royal machination. Long live the King!
A very pleasant book, fascinating to read, it’s hard to stop.
A little surprising in the reading when the “Lady” speaks in the first person singular (I this, I that) but you get used to it quickly.
To be read without moderation.
I hadn’t read many historical novels until then. This one captivated me from beginning to end. It is a beautiful discovery.
confused work, with dubious historical verisimilitude, a style of writing too “current” which confuses and prevents to be at one with the epoch.
I think it’s a great novel, very well written with action twists. It’s a novel that I really liked. It is captivating you literally enter the Middle Ages and live the story !!! I loved it !!! Congratulations to the author !!!!!
I am particularly fond of adventure and fantasy novels that transport me to a medieval universe and I loved this book. I read it in a weekend during which I was completely immersed in the middle ages.
I enjoyed every second reading this book.
I like that there’s an interesting and historical storyline.
I am on the 3rd reading of this fascinating novel. I devoured it the first time, the second time I enjoyed it even more and the 3rd (probably not the last), I read it very slowly.
This book is both a life story about the Middle Ages and a great novel. The lady of Albi tells without judgment her life and that of her contemporaries.
I can’t wait to have a sequel.
what do you think about doing it?
a book a fantastic story, never the slightest lassitude, you always want to know the rest bravo, I loved it.