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- Description<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><b> The great Crusader king Richard the Lionheart comes alive in all his complex splendor in this masterpiece of medieval tapestry. Margaret George </b> A.D. 1189. After the death of his father, Henry II, and the early demise of two of his brothers, Richard is crowned King of England and immediately sets off for the Holy Land. This is the Third Crusade, marked by internecine warfare among the Christians and extraordinary campaigns against the Saracens. Richard s surviving brother, the younger John, is left behind and conspires with the French king to steal his brother s throne. Only their mother, Elear of Aquitaine, w freed from decades of captivity, remains to protect Richard s interests and secure his destiny. In this engrossing saga, Sharon Kay Penman delivers a vel of passion, intrigue, battle, and deceit. <i>Lionheart</i> is a sweeping tale of a heroic figure feared by his enemies and beloved by those he commanded who became a legend in his own lifetime. <b> [Sharon Kay] Penman displays her usual grasp of sweeping historical events as well as an uncanny ability to get inside the hearts and minds of her real-life characters. Her reputation for character-driven, solidly detailed historicals is richly deserved. <i>Booklist</i></b><b> The beautifully described settings and the characters interactions are simply outstanding. The Historical Novels Review</b><b> Penman takes historical writing to a whole new level. <i>The Sacramento Bee</i></b><b></b><b> [A] gritty, unsentimental, and richly detailed epic. <i>Publishers Weekly</b>Don t miss the exclusive conversation between Sharon Kay Penman and Margaret George at the back of the book.
- Author Biography<b>Sharon Kay Penman</b> is the author of seven previous historical novels: <i>When Christ and His Saints Slept, Time and Chance, Devil s Brood, </i> and four medieval mysteries set during the reign of Eleanor of Aquitaine. She lives in Mays Landing, New Jersey, and is working on <i>A King s Ransom, </i> which will complete the story of Richard I.
- Author(s)Sharon Kay Penman
- PublisherRandom House USA Inc
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectHistorical & Mythological Fiction
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintRandom House Inc
- Weight463 g
- Width142 mm
- Height209 mm
- Spine34 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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