Publish date: October 4th 2011
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages no: 594
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, European History
Series: Plantagenets (#4)
So yet again I've combined reading with listening to this book. Second time in a month I've had to put up with an audiobook reader who didn't bother to find out how the previous readers for a series have pronounced various character names (e.g. Genghis with a hard G vs a soft G). So irritating!! And...
This is another one of those books that requires a star-level breakdown review. I adore Sharon Kay Penman and really wanted to love this book 5-star all the way, but after rereading it over the past couple of weeks I have to admit that it just doesn't captivate me like her other books.5-star qualiti...
This novel has many qualities that define the best of historical fiction. First, Penman has an evident respect for history and well-researched knowledge of the periods she depicts. Her characters don't sound like reality tv stars nor is her history risible such as that of Philippa Gregory. In this n...
I love Sharon Kay Penman and really looked forward to reading Lionheart. Disappointed? Not really but it won’t be on best of Sharon Kay Penman list. It is the story of King Richard, the Lionheart, and his Crusade in the Holy Land. From his relationship with his mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine and his s...
Yes, but Kindle. Though I probably won't like it.