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The Queen's Man - Sharon Kay Penman
The Queen's Man
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Epiphany, 1193. Eleanor of Aquitaine sits upon England's throne. Her beloved son Richard Lionheart is missing, presumed dead--and the court whispers that her younger son John is plotting to seize the crown.Meanwhile, on the snowy highroad from Winchester, a destitute young man falls heir to a... show more
Epiphany, 1193. Eleanor of Aquitaine sits upon England's throne. Her beloved son Richard Lionheart is missing, presumed dead--and the court whispers that her younger son John is plotting to seize the crown.Meanwhile, on the snowy highroad from Winchester, a destitute young man falls heir to a blood-stained letter, pressed into his hand by a dying man. The missive becomes Justin de Quincy's passport into the queen's confidence--and into the heart of danger, as he pursues a cunning murderer and jousts with secret traitors in Eleanor's court of intrigue and mystery. . . .
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780345417183 (0345417186)
ASIN: 345417186
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 291
Edition language: English
Series: Justin de Quincy (#1)
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Knotty Thoughts
Knotty Thoughts rated it
3.0 Finally!
Well, that took me long enough to read! I kept getting distracted from the book to read other things, in part because for me the story just wasn't holding together well. I understand that the book was showing just how random an investigation can be, with many loose ends and unanswered questions. But...
Tannat
Tannat rated it
4.0 The Queen’s Man by Sharon Kay Penman
Series: Justin de Quincy #1 This mediaeval mystery got off to a slow start for me. Justin de Quincy is tasked by the Queen to find the murderer of a goldsmith who had been carrying a letter for her. I spent most of the book thinking it was entertaining but not great, so when some of the character...
Sorry kids, no feet.
Sorry kids, no feet. rated it
4.0 The Queen's Man
I didn't think the mystery in this book was anything overly impressive. The characters, both the protagonist and secondary, were wonderful.
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
3.5
I dithered between a three and four star rating with this. Sharon Kay Penman is one of my favorite writers of historical fiction, up there with the likes of Mary Renault, Robert Graves, Dorothy Dunnett. Penman's The Sunne in Splendour and Here Be Dragons, set in Plantagenet times in England and Wale...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
3.0 The Queen's Man: A Medieval Mystery
I dithered between a three and four star rating with this. Sharon Kay Penman is one of my favorite writers of historical fiction, up there with the likes of Mary Renault, Robert Graves, Dorothy Dunnett. Penman's The Sunne in Splendour and Here Be Dragons, set in Plantagenet times in England and Wale...
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