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A King's Ransom - Sharon Kay Penman
A King's Ransom
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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,... show more
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.
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B00HPYMQHO
Publisher: Macmillan
Pages no: 705
Edition language: English
Series: Plantagenets (#5)
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A Tale of Two Pages
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5.0 A King's Ransom by Sharon Kay Penman
Your Pride Will Be Your Undoing, Lionheart A King's Ransom is the sweeping, adventurous sequel to Lionheart , a masterfully spun novel of the last seven years of Richard I's life: 1192-1199, focusing on the period of his capture, imprisonment, and ransoming by Heinrich Hohenstaufen, the Holy Roman E...
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5.0 Review: A King's Ransom by Sharon Kay Penman
Wow! What a ride! Sharon Kay Penman has done it again. She has made a 700+ page book seem short. She has transported me to the 12th century and made me feel like I belong there. She has made me cry over the deaths of people I know to be long dead.I will admit, though Lionheart was still amazing by m...
Telynor's Library, and then some
Telynor's Library, and then some rated it
5.0 Following up Lionheart with a winner of a novel.
It's a given that every time Sharon Kay Penman writes a new novel, I'll preorder it, and get my greedy mitts on it. This one I was looking forward to in particular in that it was the follow up to her previous novel Lionheart, which told the story of Richard the Lionheart's time in the Holy Land duri...
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