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Lionheart

2012-03-29 | Fiction


• Author :_Sharon Penman
• Pages :_608 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_023076312X
• ISBN-13 :_9780230763128

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• Description : Richard I was crowned King in 1189 and set off almost immediately for the Third Crusade. This was a bloody campaign to regain the Holy Land, marked by warfare among the Christians and extraordinary campaigns against the Saracens. Men and women found themselves facing new sorts of challenges and facing an uncertain future. John, the youngest son, was left behind – and with Richard gone, he was free to conspire with the French king to steal his brother's throne. Overshadowing the battlefields that stretched to Jerusalem and beyond were the personalities of two great adversaries: Richard and Saladin. They quickly took the measure of each other in both war and diplomacy. The result was mutual admiration: a profound acknowledgement of a worthy opponent. In this gripping narrative of passion, intrigue, battle and deceit, Penman reveals a true and complex Richard – a man remarkable for his power and intelligence, his keen grasp of warfare and his concern for the safety of his men, who followed him against all odds. [...] by Publisher : 'Pan Macmillan'



• Author :_Anne Wilson
• Pages :_248 sheets
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• Description : Anna, a writer, draws inspiration for her fictional characters from people around her on the island of Mallorca. She meets Nils, a Danish man living in a cave-house. Their relationship develops, but Nils is a man with a lifetime of secrets. Why is he shadowed by a primeval Norse dragon, which visits Anna in dreams? When Anna's employer falls from his penthouse roof terrace, it sparks a trail of clues, as Anna and her friends Maggie, Jane, and Zhu try to discover what Nils is hiding behind a locked door in the cave-house, and what happened to his former wife? “There’s a satisfying mystery to solve, an engaging heroine to follow and marvellous lyrical prose. Wilson’s familiarity with Mallorca and its residents makes the island come alive in the reader’s imagination and there are moments that really resonate. Interspersed throughout is some of the most lovely and lyrical nature writing I’ve encountered in some time.” – Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite “There are wonderful, sensual displays of sights, smells and sounds throughout the story. This is one strength of a novel which has the capacity to draw readers in on more than an emotional level, permeating its pages with tactile images and descriptions so juicy one can almost taste its rich atmosphere. Any who want a complex read replete with evolution, change, and Danish folklore and atmosphere will find Here Be Dragons a vivid, engrossing read.” – Diane Donovan: senior ebook reviewer, Midwest Book Review “A tale that defies the boundaries of genre labels. An enjoyable read, and the hint of fantasy within was a fresh take on the mystery genre. Classified by the author as a mystery, this book is also fantasy, drama, and a romance. Complex but never complicated; I recommend Anne Wilson’s Here Be Dragons to anyone looking for a good mystery with a unique twist.” – Reviewed by Tania Staley for Readers' Favorite [...] by Publisher : 'Papertree Publishing'



• Author :_Sharon Penman
• Pages :_928 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1447228529
• ISBN-13 :_9781447228523

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• Description : With this novel Sharon Penman moves to a new set of characters and to 12th Century England and the early civil war between Stephen and his cousin, The Empress Made - A long fight to won the English throne. Stephen was handsome, unreliable and beguiling. Maude was courageous, beautiful and insanely arrogant. They fought for twenty years and devastated England. Their flair for dramatic events and immense catastrophes made sure that they were never boring. [...] by Publisher : 'Pan Macmillan'



• Author :_Sharon Penman
• Pages :_896 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1743285027
• ISBN-13 :_9781743285022

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• Description : The pageantry, passion and tragedy of the life of Richard III. Richard, last-born son of the Duke of York, was three when the battle of St Albans began the War of the Roses, eight when his father and brother Edmund were brutally slain at Wakefield Green, nine when his resplendent brother Edward, aged nineteen, won the crown for York, and seven months short of his own nineteenth birthday when he bloodied himself at the battles of Barnet and Tewkesbury, earning his legendary reputation as a battle commander and ending the Lancastrian line of succession. But Richard was far more than a warrior schooled in combat. He was also a devoted brother whose defence of George of Clarence continued even in the face of madness; whose loyalty to his brother the king endured even unto death, despite his distaste for Edward's libertine appetites and political expediency. And he was an ardent suitor. His all-consuming love for Anne Neville began in childhood. Wed at fourteen to Edouard of Lancaster in a loveless match and widowed six months later, she came to Richard afflicted with wounds of the soul that only his patient tenderness could heal. But heal they did and theirs became a marriage as remarkable for its consistency as for its ardour. Richard was indeed many things, patron of the arts, indulgent father, generous friend. Above all, he was a man of fierce loyalties, great courage and firm principles, who was ill at ease among the intrigues of Edward's court. The very codes Richard lived by betrayed him. But he was betrayed by history as well. Leaving no heir, his reputation was at the mercy of his successor; and Henry Tudor had too much at stake to risk mercy. Thus was born the myth of the man who would stop at nothing to gain the throne. Filled with the sights and sounds of battle, the customs and love of daily life, the rigours and dangers of Court politics and the touching concerns of very real men and women, The Sunne in Splendour is a richly coloured tapestry of medieval England. [...] by Publisher : 'Macmillan'



• Author :_Sharon Penman
• Pages :_496 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1447228545
• ISBN-13 :_9781447228547

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• Description : The magnificent sequel to Sharon Penman's acclaimed novel When Christ and His Saints Slept, Time and Chance recounts the tempestuous marriage of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II in an epic tale of love, power, ambition and betrayal. Their reign is in its glory years; Henry is redefining the role of medieval kingship and Eleanor has given birth to their children, founding a dynasty that will endure for 300 years. But even in these seemingly happy times, shadows are lurking. Battles are being fought on two borders. The appointment of Thomas Becket as Archbishop of Canterbury is proving disastrous. And when Henry impulsively takes beautiful young Rosumund Clifford into his bed, little does he realize that in making an enemy of his proud, passionate queen he is committing his gravest error yet . . . [...] by Publisher : 'Pan Macmillan'



• Author :_Sharon Kay Penman
• Pages :_250 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1466813245
• ISBN-13 :_9781466813243

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• Description : Epiphany, 1193: the road out of Winchester was hidden by snow, and Justin de Quincy was making slow progress when he heard the first faint shout. It came again, louder and clearer, a cry for help. Spurring his stallion, de Quincy raced toward the source. But he was already too late. As the two assailants fled, de Quincy cradled the dying man, straining to make out his whispered words. "They did not get it," he rasped. "Promise me. You must deliver this letter to her. To the queen." Eleanor of Aquitaine sits on England's throne. At seventy, she has outlived the husband with whom she had once scandalized the world. But has she also outlived her favorite, her first-born son? Richard Lionheart, England's king, has been missing these last months. It is rumored that he is dead. Many think his youngest brother plots to steal the crown. Only Eleanor's fierce will can keep John from acting on his greed. Only a letter, splattered with the blood of a dying man murdered on the Winchester road, can tell her if Richard still lives. With the same sure touch she has brought to her historical fiction, Sharon Kay Penman turns to the mystery form. Setting her story in a period she captured brilliantly in earlier novels, she introduces Justin de Quincy. Bastard-born, de Quincy is the son of a high cleric who never acknowledged him, bestowing on the boy--in lieu of name or fortune--only an education. As it happens, it is a gift that will take young de Quincy into the very centers of power--and into the heart of danger, making him the Queen's man. Moving from the royal chambers in the Tower of London to the alehouses and stews of Southwark, from the horrors of Newgate Gaol to the bustling streets of Winchester, de Quincy proves his mettle as he tracks a brutal and cunning murderer and uncovers the sinister intrigues of Eleanor's court. [...] by Publisher : 'Henry Holt and Company'



• Author :_Sharon Penman
• Pages :_848 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0141038551
• ISBN-13 :_9780141038551

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• Description : THE LONG AWAITED FINAL VOLUME IN THE HENRY II AND ELEANOR OF AQUITAINE TRILOGY In this gripping tale of passion, politics and conflict, King Henry II finds himself brutally betrayed by his wife Eleanor and three eldest sons when they enter into a rebellion against him. Aligning themselves with Henry's most bitter enemy, King Louis of France, their treacherous actions will have devastating consequences as they bring about the downfall of a brilliant man and a powerful empire. In Devil's Brood, the compelling story of Henry and Eleanor's once great love affair is explored in an uniquely vivid way. What twists of fate turn love to hatred? What points of principle and ambition cause these two icons to struggle for power, leaving their family tragically divided and their turbulent marriage finished in all but name? Sharon Penman's glorious trilogy reaches its spellbinding conclusion. Praise for Sharon Penman: 'Bloody and violent deaths, tearful betrayals by close relatives, dizzying shifts of power . . . very convincing' The Times 'She manages to illuminate the alien shadowland of the Middle Ages and populate it with vital characters whose politics and passions are as vivid as our own' San Francisco Chronicle 'A new Penman novel is always cause for celebration' The Historical Novels Review [...] by Publisher : 'Penguin UK'



• Author :_Sharon Penman
• Pages :_560 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1743284993
• ISBN-13 :_9781743284995

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• Description : From the international bestselling author of The Sunne in Splendour and Lionheart This novel about the struggle for power in England in the Middle Ages centres on the life of Simon de Montfort, a French nobleman who came to England to lay claim to an earldom, married the King's sister, and eventually mounted a civil war against Henry III. [...] by Publisher : 'Pan'



• Author :_Sharon Penman
• Pages :_800 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0230769144
• ISBN-13 :_9780230769144

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• Description : From the New York Times bestselling author comes the stunning sequel to Lionheart Travelling home from the bloody battlefields of the Holy Land, the Crusader King Richard the Lionheart is shipwrecked in the Mediterranean after an encounter with pirates. He should be protected by a papal decree, but he is betrayed and captured by the Duke of Austria - a man who has good reason to loathe him - and is immediately claimed by the Holy Roman Emperor, who also bears him a bitter grudge. Richard is to spend fifteen months imprisoned, much of it in the notorious fortress at Trefils, which few men ever left. Meanwhile, his mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine, is moving heaven and earth to raise a staggering ransom, travelling across Europe herself to buy the release of her favourite son. But her determination may not be enough. At the eleventh hour, the Duke announces that he has had a better offer from the French king, Philippe, and Richard's own treacherous brother, John. They will pay an even larger sum to continue Richard's captivity - or to turn him over to their tender mercies. Told with masterful insight and rich historical detail, A King's Ransom is a striking portrayal of the darker, troubled years of Richard - a man whose courage, compassion and intelligence became the stuff of legend. [...] by Publisher : 'Pan Macmillan'

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