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Royalty Restored   By: (1858-1908)

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Royalty Restored by J. Fitzgerald Molloy is a captivating historical novel that takes readers on a journey through both time and royalty. Set in the 19th century, the story follows the life and struggles of its main character, who is born into a royal family but is forced to live a life of anonymity.

One of the most impressive aspects of this book is Molloy's meticulous attention to historical detail. From the lavish palaces to the intricate political intrigues, every scene is vividly portrayed, allowing readers to immerse themselves in the bygone era. The author flawlessly combines real historical events with his own fictional narrative, creating a seamless and believable story.

The characters in Royalty Restored are deeply complex and well-developed. The main character, in particular, undergoes a remarkable transformation throughout the book, transitioning from a hidden royal to a brave and influential figure. Supporting characters add depth and provide unique perspectives on the challenges faced by the protagonist, further enhancing the engaging plot.

Molloy's writing style is elegant and evocative, painting a vivid picture of each scene with his descriptive language. The author's ability to create suspense and build tension is masterful, leaving readers eagerly turning the pages to discover what will happen next. Additionally, his dialogue is engaging and authentic, providing insight into the minds of the various characters and their motivations.

The only slight criticism that can be attributed to this novel is the occasional slow pacing. While it doesn't derail the overall enjoyment of the book, there are moments where the narrative could have benefitted from a slightly quicker tempo to maintain the reader's interest. However, this minor flaw is easily overlooked due to the strength of the story and the quality of the writing.

Overall, Royalty Restored is a captivating and well-crafted historical novel that offers an intriguing glimpse into the world of royalty. Molloy's attention to detail, compelling characters, and evocative prose make for an enjoyable reading experience. Fans of historical fiction and those interested in the lives of royalty will undoubtedly find this book to be a memorable and worthwhile read.

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Footnotes have been inserted into this etext in square brackets ("[]") close to the place where they were indicated by a suffix in the original text.

The pound sterling symbol has been written as 'L'.

Text in italics has been written in capital letters.

PG Editor's Note: Archaic spelling and grammar retained.



In common with all readers of the English language, I owe you a debt of gratitude, the which I rejoice to acknowledge, even in so poor a manner as by dedicating this work to you.

Believe me,

Faithfully yours always,



No social history of the court of Charles II. has heretofore been written. The Grammont Memoirs, devoid of date and detail, and addressed "to those who read only for amusement," present but brief imperfect sketches of the wits and beauties who thronged the court of the merry monarch whilst the brilliant Frenchman sojourned in England. Pepys, during the first nine years of the Restoration, narrates such gossip as reached him regarding Whitehall and the practices that obtained there. Evelyn records some trifling actions of the king and his courtiers, with a view of pointing a moral, rather than from a desire of adorning a tale... Continue reading book >>

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