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3.54 out of 53.54 out of 53.54 out of 53.54 out of 53.54 out of 5 3.54 (13 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lynn Cullen Narrator: Susan Lyons Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN: 9781461846918
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The acclaimed author behind the historical fiction gem The Creation of Eve, Lynn Cullen penned this gripping tale of love and madness, royal intrigue, and marital betrayal set during Spain’s Golden Age. Upon the death of Queen Isabella, Juana of Castile ascends to the Spanish throne. But her reign is fraught with danger as her husband, Philippe the Handsome, and her father, King Ferdinand II, both vie for the crown and control of a vast empire. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren Lynch | 1/21/2014

    " I'm not generally a huge fan of historical fiction, but this is so much more than just a recount of the past. Cullen's writing transports you to Spain, where you come to know each of the beautifully depicted characters while immersing yourself in the rich Spanish culture of the past. My book club has already decided to make this our September read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Micah | 1/13/2014

    " she complains too much, it detracts from the sympathy she should be receiving for her circumstances. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen | 12/22/2013

    " An interesting take on Juana the Mad, but the use of Diego Columbus as a love interest seemed a bit too far-fetched. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 bert-bobbi | 9/20/2013

    " It's a good basic historical fiction novel - set in Spain circa King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella (the "Mad Queen Juana" was their daughter). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele bookloverforever | 8/27/2013

    " was Juana of spain really insane or was it a power plot lie by the hapsburgs to gain control of the kingdom of spain? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsey | 7/29/2013

    " Good until the end. Weak ending. The book rushed through the events of Juana's life after her mother dies, and if you're not familiar with the history of her life, you're pretty much lost. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorna | 6/13/2013

    " Great read just before a trip to Spain! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori B | 12/1/2012

    " Lynn Cullen is on a par with Sharon Kay Penman and Marina Fiorato; loved The Creation of Eve and Reign of Madness was even better! WOW! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison Garza | 4/23/2012

    " This was an excellent book, but sad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Val Dewing | 3/7/2012

    " Very well written, this moved along at a nice pace. The author really creates a feeling of shared sympathy with the main character. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tiffany X | 2/8/2012

    " There's nothing that frustrates me more than to pick up an historical fiction and have the language not match it's era. Dropped. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 11/5/2011

    " was Juana of spain really insane or was it a power plot lie by the hapsburgs to gain control of the kingdom of spain? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 9/1/2011

    " Good, thought the ending was a bit rushed. Liked it overall. "

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About the Author
Author Lynn Cullen

Lynn Cullen is the author of Reign of Madness which was a Best in the South selection by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and nominated for the Townsend Prize for fiction. Her previous novel, The Creation of Eve, was named  among the best fiction books of 2010 by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and an April 2010 Indie Next Pick. She is also the author of numerous award-winning books for children, including the young adult novel I Am Rembrandt’s Daughter, which was a 2007 Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers” selection and an ALA Best Book of 2008. An avid traveler and historian, Cullen lives in Atlanta.

About the Narrator

Susan Lyons has appeared on numerous television shows, including A Country Practice, Police Rescue, Something in the Air, and All Saints. Among her film credits are Winds of Jarrah and In a Savage Land. She is married to Tony Award–winning actor Jefferson Mays.