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The story arc of Devil’s Consort takes Eleanor of Aquitaine from her marriage to Louis Capet, future King of France, to her coronation as Queen of England. As such, it makes an unusual ‘romance’ story. Henry, when Eleanor first meets him, is a youth – extraordinary, but outshone by his father. At the end, when they marry, it is already a relationship burdened with infidelity and several other skeletons. For the fifteen years that are the heart of this novel, Eleanor is trapped in an unhappy marriage. Anne O’Brien’s Eleanor is a warm, intelligent beauty longing for the freedom to be herself, but emotionally and sexually frustrated.