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Melisande is well-educated, strong-willed, outspoken, quick-witted and capable. No trivia or quizzes yet. Nov 10, Jenni Carlton rated it really liked it Shelves: Devil’s Queen has a story that revolves around the main character of Catherine de’Medici, and Kalogridis paints a decidedly more sympathetic picture of Catherine than Theresa Breslin.

Even if Melisande continually believed the prophecy to be referring to Charles, as soon as I saw the prophecy I thought; “Yep, that’s gotta be Henri. The Nostradamus Prophecies are an interesting insight into the world of 16th Century France, and I urge anyone with an interest to pick it up. It wasn’t my usual choice to read, but I found it by chance in a second-hand book store and I’m jolly glad I did. Her descriptions of the fascinating historical backdrop of France are beautiful, and thankfully not so long-drawn out so as to make one lose interest completely, as some authors are wont to do.

On that note, well done to Theresa Breslin for making a leopard into such an awesome, engaging character. I look forward to reading The Medici Seal. The story centres Noztradamus, a young girl in 16th century Paris, who is caught up in a plot to murder all the protestants in the city.

I highly recommend this book to anyone. The main character, Melisande I love that name on paper, but someone please tell me how to pronounce itis a lovely young thing, thankfully with the inability to lie with any sort of success whatsoever.

I’m glad I did. Therdsa being said, it appeared to me that Theresa Breslin managed to paint swift and vivid portraits of all her other nostrradamus characters; portraits that to me seemed pretty much spot on. Jaz rated it really liked it Feb 18, The book paints a vivid picture of the brutality of 16th century French politics and the vicious struggle between the emerging Protestant and Catholic religions.

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I often make an active attempt not to guess at possible plot twists or ending of a novel, but the twist at the end of The Nostradamus Prophecy seemed to me to be blatantly obvious. I found his love of music and the way it warmed his heart very, very sweet.

Stacy rated it really liked it Jan 15, I haven’t done enough personal research to definitively say which authoress presents a more accurate depiction of the woman. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I also quite admire Melchior. Her naturally emotional personality, important to a Minstrel, leads bfeslin to share her story with more people than she ought; despite repeated warnings to tell no one anything.

La profecia del Louvre / The Nostradamus Prophecy

When the same nobleman accuses Melisande and her father of heresy and treason, she is forced to flee for her life, leaving her father imprisoned. Which is an impressive feat, seeing as I’m usually on the receiving end of comments like: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Aug 07, Rebecca May rated it really liked it Shelves: Jun 28, Belinda rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Tiffany rated it really liked it Apr 11, I am fascinated by anything connected with Nostradamus and although not completely factually accurate, the books gives you a taste of France in the late 16th century, the various machinations of Catherine de Medicis, the religious struggle between Catholics and Huguenots, court conspiracies as well as the more personal story of Melisande, the heroine of the piece, who eventually learns her role in Nos A good children’s book reminiscent of The Red Necklace and The Silver Blade from Sally Gardner.

Refresh and try again. Snyder and Kristen Britain or fans of historical fiction. ArmandMelchiorMelisandeChantelleNostradamus As she repeatedly describes the fighting, sieges and distrust between those of Protestant and Catholic faith, it is hard to know how she fails to recognise it for the massacre it will eventually become. I loved this book I thought it was amazing.


The Nostradamus Prophecy by Theresa Breslin

To ask other readers questions about The Nostradamus Prophecyplease sign up. It was both a pleasure and a sadness to watch Melisande’s character grow up throughout the novel. Lists with This Book.

A downfall would be how long and wordy it is Though I can’t pretend to share her skill, I certainly felt like I could identify with Melisande every time she spoke of her music, or her sorrow at being without it.

I would have liked more detailed descriptions of some settings and situations in the book, such as Melisande’s escape from the French court, but the book is already quite long as it spans several years.

She is the recipient of the Carnegie Medal, Britain’s most prestigious children’s book award, for Whispers in the Graveyard, and her books for young people receive critical acclaim and appear regularly on ee book award short lists in the United Kingdom. In her terror, confusion and determination to see her sister avenged, Melisande knows only one man who can help her. Jan 28, Teresa rated it really liked it.

What more could you ask from a historical novel? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. She turns to the prophet Nostradamus, in the last days of his life, hoping that his favour with the Queen regent will help her free her nostradamux.

However, Theresa Breslin does do an admirable job of making history come to life, in an exciting and emotional tale.

A rich, dramatic adventure set in the tumultuous years of the brealin sixteenth century in France – a time of assassination, poisons, seers and the sword. The novel goes at a fast pac I loved this book I thought it was amazing. Heel tof boek over de voorspellingen van Nostradamus en de Bartholomeusnacht in Parijs.