Lionheart: A Novel

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The great Crusader king Richard the Lionheart comes alive in all his complex splendor in this masterpiece of medieval tapestry.Margaret George

A.D. 1189. After the death of his father, Henry II, and the early demise of two of his brothers, Richard is crowned King of England and immediately sets off for the Holy Land. This is the Third Crusade, marked by internecine warfare among the Christians and extraordinary campaigns against the Saracens. Richards surviving brother, the younger John, is left behindand conspires with the French king to steal his brothers throne. Only their mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine, now freed from decades of captivity, remains to protect Richards interests and secure his destiny.

In this engrossing saga, Sharon Kay Penman delivers a novel of passion, intrigue, battle, and deceit. Lionheart is a sweeping tale of a heroic figurefeared by his enemies and beloved by those he commandedwho became a legend in his own lifetime.

[Sharon Kay] Penman displays her usual grasp of sweeping historical events as well as an uncanny ability to get inside the hearts and minds of her real-life characters. Her reputation for character-driven, solidly detailed historicals is richly deserved.Booklist

The beautifully described settings and the characters interactions are simply outstanding.The Historical Novels Review

Penman takes historical writing to a whole new level.The Sacramento Bee

[A] gritty, unsentimental, and richly detailed epic.Publishers Weekly

Dont miss the exclusive conversation between Sharon Kay Penman and Margaret George at the back of the book.


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