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When Christ and His Saints Slept: A Novel - Sharon Kay Penman
When Christ and His Saints Slept: A Novel
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A.D. 1135. As church bells tolled for the death of England's King Henry I, his barons faced the unwelcome prospect of being ruled by a woman: Henry's beautiful daughter Maude, Countess of Anjou. But before Maude could claim her throne, her cousin Stephen seized it. In their long and bitter... show more
A.D. 1135. As church bells tolled for the death of England's King Henry I, his barons faced the unwelcome prospect of being ruled by a woman: Henry's beautiful daughter Maude, Countess of Anjou. But before Maude could claim her throne, her cousin Stephen seized it. In their long and bitter struggle, all of England bled and burned.Sharon Kay Penman's magnificent fifth novel summons to life a spectacular medieval tragedy whose unfolding breaks the heart even as it prepares the way for splendors to comeā€”the glorious age of Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Plantagenets that would soon illumine the world.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780345396686 (0345396685)
ASIN: 0345396685
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 784
Edition language: English
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Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
4.0
I'm a great fan of Sharon Kay Penman's The Sunne in Splendour, about Richard III and Here Be Dragons set in medieval Wales. They're two of my favorite books of historical friction, both unforgettable and moving me to tears. Here Be Dragons, despite being rooted soundly in histor...
lisaclark
lisaclark rated it
I'm a great fan of Sharon Kay Penman's The Sunne in Splendour, about Richard III and Here Be Dragons set in medieval Wales. There two of my favorite books of historical friction, both unforgettable and moving me to tears. Here Be Dragons, despite being rooted soundly in history ...
aceflor
aceflor rated it
5.0 When Christ and His Saints Slept: A Novel
Masterpiece.
Carpe Librum
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5.0 Review: When Christ and His Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman
Sometimes I have a difficult time deciding how to rate a book. I expect to find that a 5-star book stands out among the millions of written pages out there. This one does. I have read it before and knew exactly what would happen, but that didn't stop tears from forming in my eyes at times as Penman ...
sandin954
sandin954 rated it
A nice long historical novel set during the conflict between King Stephen and the Empress Maude that threw England into disorder from 1135 to 1153. Probably tried to cover a bit too much ground though. Since there was so much going on plot wise the characters did not seem quite as well defined as i...
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