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Jan 27, Monica added nosttradamus. Her voice narrates with a sweetness and innocence often found in young, protected children of her age, but matures as she ages through the novel.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. And I’m really glad I did. May 25, Sais Shishir rated it it was amazing. There was a fair amount of explaining historical context and several instances where the author repeated information she’d already told us, but given that this is aimed at perhaps the younger end of the YA range, I overlooked it. onstradamus

The Nostradamus Prophecy by Theresa Breslin

Lists with This Book. Jun 12, Craig rated it it was amazing. Her sister is theersa, her father imprisoned, and she is forced to flee.

Want to Read saving…. 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.

For he is certain that Fate links him and Melisande together. Snyder and Kristen Britain or fans of theresaa fiction. 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. Carnegie Medal Nominee A well paced adventure. Mesliande, the daughter of a travelling Minstrel, her love interest, the wild Leopard tamer, Melchior and several other characters have been created to interact with the historical cast of King Charle’s cast.


The story centres Melisande, a young girl in 16th century Paris, who is caught up in a plot to murder all the protestants in the city.

A rich, dramatic adventure set in the tumultuous years of the alte sixteenth century in Nostradakus – a time of assassination, poisons, seers and the sword. Jan 27, Alex at Raiding Bookshelves rated it liked it Shelves: And this is a time period I was not at all familiar with before reading this novel.

The Nostradamus Prophecy

A time when a king must be saved Heel tof boek over de voorspellingen van Nostradamus en de Bartholomeusnacht in Parijs. It was both a pleasure and a sadness to watch Melisande’s character grow up throughout the novel. A longtime librarian, Breslin was awarded lifelong honorary membership in the Scottish Library Association for distinguished services to children’s literature and librarianship.

Perhaps it was not ttheresa to do so, but I approached The Nostradamus Prophecy as a sort of sequel to Devil’s Queena novel which was, incidentally Though The Nostradamus Prophecy was brilliantly done, I cannot claim to have enjoyed it anywhere near as much as Prisoner of the Inquisition or The Medici Sealboth of which were also written by Theresa Breslin.

When Nostradamus, wild-eyed and trembling, proclaims to the French Court his prophecy of a great massacre, the young King W only laughs.

This is the way I enjoy learning about history best: Return to Book Page. Tiffany rated it really liked it Apr 11, Oct 09, Gabriela rated it it was amazing Shelves: She has the talent of shocking the reader with extraordinary ease, and at all time the expressive way she used her words makes the novel almost sing with intense emotion.

I’m glad I did. While I didn’t enjoy it quite as much as some of her other works, The Nostradamus Prophecy is truly deserving of the four stars I decided to give to it. On that note, well done to Theresa Breslin for making a leopard into such an awesome, engaging character. I really enjoyed this book. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I am not sure how much of it is true, but I am now quite interested in the French Religious Wars. The constant plot twists just glues you to the book for an indefinite amount of time.

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Furthermore, I loved the way that his kindness and shyness were often juxtaposed with the qualities of a natural-born leader worthy of devotion.

Perhaps it was not wise to do so, but I approached The Nostradamus Prophecy as a sort of sequel to Devil’s Queena novel which was, incidentally, written by my favourite author of historical fiction, Jeanne Kalogridis.

I mean, frankly I was nostrdamus more interested in his pet leopard Paladin. A downfall would be how long and wordy it is That being said, it appeared to me that Theresa Breslin managed to paint swift and vivid portraits of nostradaamus her other historical characters; portraits that to me seemed pretty much spot on. Theresa Breslin’s ‘The Nostradamus Prophecies’ follows the turmoil of Melisande, Minstrel’s daughter, after the death of her sister and the imprisonment of her sister.

Melisande is well-educated, strong-willed, outspoken, quick-witted and capable. Breslin has chosen well in Mesliande. 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. Shreya rated it really liked it Oct 24, May 23, Ruth Lauren added it Shelves:

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