By Sharon Kay Penman
Sharon Kay Penman follows up her acclaimed novel Lionheart with the shiny and heart-wrenching tale of the final event-filled years within the lifetime of Richard I of britain, Coeur de Lion.
November 1192. After his bloody campaign within the country of Jerusalem, Richard and his workforce are triumph over via a surprising hurricane, its fierce winds propelling the send onto the Sicilian shore. yet this misfortune is simply the start. compelled to make a perilous selection, Richard unearths himself in enemy territory, the place he's captured—in violation of the papal decree maintaining all crusaders—and passed over to the Holy Roman Emperor. Imprisoned within the infamous citadel at Trifels, from which few ever depart alive, Richard, for the 1st time in his existence, reports natural, visceral fear—while his mom, Eleanor of Aquitaine, strikes heaven and earth to safe his unlock. Amid betrayals, intrigues, infidelities, wars, and affliction, Richard’s braveness and intelligence turns into legend.
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Praise for A King’s Ransom
“Masterful . . . [Sharon Kay] Penman has absorbed herself so totally into the guts and brain of her protagonist that an undeniably mistaken yet refreshingly human Richard [the Lionheart] almost walks off the pages.”—Booklist
“Historical fiction of the 1st order . . . rather than background that reads like a singular [Sharon Kay] Penman achieves anything higher: a unique that reads like history.”—Willamette Week
“A well-researched and impressively particular narrative exhibiting a powerful dedication to ancient accuracy and richly drawn, sympathetic characters.”—Library Journal
“Once you begin studying you won’t are looking to stop.”—British Weekly
“Massively entertaining.”—Kirkus Reviews
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