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“The Last Queen” is a historical fiction novel written by C.W. Gortner, published in 2020. This novel offers a fictionalized account of the life of Juana of Castile, also known as Juana la Loca (Joanna the Mad), who was the daughter of Queen Isabella I of Castile and King Ferdinand II of Aragon.

Set in 15th and 16th century Spain, “The Last Queen” follows Juana’s tumultuous life, from her early years as a beloved princess to her eventual ascension to the throne of Castile. The novel explores Juana’s passionate and tumultuous relationships, particularly with her husband, Philip the Handsome, and her struggle to maintain power in the face of political intrigue and familial betrayal.

As Juana grapples with the pressures of her royal responsibilities and her own inner demons, she is forced to confront the limitations imposed on her as a woman in a male-dominated world. Despite her intelligence and determination, Juana faces opposition from those who seek to undermine her authority and seize control of the kingdom.

Through vivid storytelling and meticulous historical detail, C.W. Gortner brings Juana of Castile to life, offering readers a compelling portrait of a woman who defied convention and fought to assert her independence in a world ruled by men. “The Last Queen” is a gripping tale of love, power, and betrayal set against the backdrop of one of the most fascinating periods in European history.

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Book Author

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni





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