Jump to navigation Jump to search « The Iron King » redirects here. For the tokusatsu superhero TV series, see Iron King. Martin called The Accursed Kings « the original game of thrones », citing Druon’le Soviet des Fainéants PDF novels as an inspiration for his own series A Song of Ice and Fire.
Premier roman d’un écrivain espagnol qui connaît la France comme sa poche (mauvais souvenirs compris). Le Soviet des Fainéants brosse avec autant d’érudition que d’humour un tableau saisissant du Paris des années trente, lieu d’affrontement feutré – enfin pas toujours – de tous les extrémismes, et laboratoire de quelques lendemains promis à chanter… et bientôt à déchanter. En 1934. alors que le monde appareille pour de nouveaux et vastes conflits, Nikola Tesla, physicien, inventeur et prophète, cherche le moyen de rendre la guerre impossible. La mort d’un de ses anciens collaborateurs lui fait soupçonner que quelque part en Europe, on est en train de mettre au point une arme secrète qui pourrait bien être l’arme absolue… Il lance Henri Fèvre, son très loyal et très ignorant disciple, sur la piste d’une ténébreuse conspiration.
The first six novels of Les Rois maudits were published in France by Del Duca between 1955 and 1960, and the final volume was released by Plon in 1977. French King Philip the Fair rules with an iron fist, but is surrounded by scandal and intrigue. Philip’s eldest son has been crowned Louis X, but his adulterous wife Marguerite remains imprisoned at the Château Gaillard. Louis, now a widower, marries the beautiful Clemence of Hungary. Her discovery of his illegitimate daughter prompts Louis to confess all of his sins to her, and he swears to do whatever penance she requires.
Mahaut and Béatrice use magic to assure that Philippe takes back his wife, Mahaut’s daughter Jeanne, from her imprisonment. With Louis dead and Clemence pregnant, Louis’ uncle Charles and brother Philippe plot against each other for the regency. Waiting in the wings is Marguerite’s brother Eudes of Burgundy, who seeks to defend the rights of Louis and Marguerite’s daughter Jeanne. Louis and Philippe’s younger brother Charles IV is now the French king. Charles dies and is succeeded by his cousin Philippe of Valois, thanks in no small part to the machinations of Robert of Artois.
Meanwhile, young Edward III has married Philippa of Hainaut, and the popularity of his regent Mortimer is waning. Cardinal Talleyrand-Périgord recounts the troubled reign of Philippe’s son, Jean II « The Good », who continues the reversal of fortune for France set in motion by his father. Les Rois maudits has been adapted twice for French television. In 2005, Les Rois maudits was again adapted in a joint French-Italian production directed by Josée Dayan, starring Philippe Torreton as Robert and Jeanne Moreau as Mahaut. The miniseries was nominated for a 2006 Globes de Cristal Award for Best Television Film or Television Series. However the series was « popular and critically praised », and numbered among Druon’s best known works. Russian in the Soviet Union in the 1960s.
French Resistance anthem of World War II. The Accursed Kings has it all. There are murders galore in these books—one queen is strangled, one king poisoned and another thought to be poisoned while still a baby at his christening. There is skullduggery, conspiracy and civil war.
In 2013, Stefan Raets suggested that The Iron King could be considered a grimdark historical novel. The Sunday Times called The Iron King « dramatic and colourful as a Dumas romance but stiffened by historical accuracy and political insight » and a « blood-curdling tale of intrigue, murder, corruption and sexual passion ». My hero: Maurice Druon by George RR Martin ». Game of Thrones: The cult French novel that inspired George RR Martin ». The Jewish legacy behind Game of Thrones ». Le Roi de fer was also released in the US in paperback by Avon Books as The Ardent Infidels in 1956, 1970 and 1977. The First Accursed Kings on History ».
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