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The Hidden Will of the Dragon
     

The Hidden Will of the Dragon

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by Charlie Courtland
 

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In the sequel to "Dandelions in the Garden," the journey of history's most intriguing noble female murderer continues. Come following Elizabeth and Amara through the canals of Venice and high into the Carpathian Mountains to discover the inevitable. How the story of the Blood Countess really ends!

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In the sequel to "Dandelions in the Garden," the journey of history's most intriguing noble female murderer continues. Come following Elizabeth and Amara through the canals of Venice and high into the Carpathian Mountains to discover the inevitable. How the story of the Blood Countess really ends!

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011097027
Publisher:
Charlie Courtland
Publication date:
09/02/2010
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
693,952
File size:
1 MB

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Charlie Courtland graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in English Literature with an emphasis on creative writing, and a minor in Criminology. She was born in Michigan and currently resides in the Seattle area with her husband and two children.


Author Page: authorcoourtland.blogspot.com

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Hidden Will of the Dragon 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
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I wish this story would have been longer i enjoyed it so much.
James Dent More than 1 year ago
The was one of the bedt books that anyone can read. Couple this with Dandelions in The Garden and you have the perfect historical fiction biography!!!!!!!
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jbkirkpat More than 1 year ago
Charlie Courtland completes the terrible dance into madness, of Elizabeth Bathory and her sister- prisoner, Amara Lorant, in the stunning book 'Hidden Will of the Dragon'. This in no more a sequel than Amara was only a 'friend'. It shares the same longing, desire, and deceptions that are found in the first half of the tale: 'Dandelions in the Garden'. The two women shared the same torments and lusts, and.cravings. Elizabeth, to feel forever young; Amara, to feel something of love. They could not be separated, would not be parted, even as death lay all around - Death they invited into the walls and cellar recesses of their fortress home. Charlie devoted three years to her obsession with this story; her intense passion flows in the text. If Charlie dreamed this as she wrote it, the nightmares must have been exquisite. This second book is immersed in a plague of constant danger, more vividly realized. It is not a gentle experience, being so close to those two women. It is instead, a dark, damp unhinging of spirits. They dwelt in continual terror of being forgotten, being ignored, being betrayed. Both books are written in piercing detail, with luxurious strokes. Elizabeth was royalty; it was necessary to display her. We can smell the candle wax and perfumes in the crowded ballrooms; the mold in the stones and the decay in the hidden corners. To torment us, we are no more allowed to enjoy the gentleness of society than either woman; those moments are only meant to lull us into deeper submission. Ms. Courtland will not let us linger in the clearer air; Elizabeth was never allowed more than a breath of it either. All of us are sent, unwilling, back into the waiting earth, where the dead have many more things to tell. Elizabeth and Amara could not survive that life, without the other; it is impossible to have only one of these books. The scope of the narrative is massive, epic. The whole is entirely brilliant.