King's Ransom

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group Release date: 2014-03-04

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Sharon Kay Penman follows up her acclaimed novel Lionheart with this vivid and heart-wrenching New York Times bestseller about the last event-filled years in the life of Richard I of England, Coeur de Lion. November 1192. After his bloody crusade in the Kingdom of Jerusalem, Richard and his crew are overcome by a sudden storm, its fierce winds propelling the ship onto the Sicilian shore. But this misfortune is just the beginning. Forced to make a dangerous choice, Richard finds himself in enemy territory, where he is capturedin violation of the papal decree protecting all crusadersand handed over to the Holy Roman Emperor. Imprisoned in the notorious fortress at Trifels, from which few ever leave alive, Richard, for the first time in his life, experiences pure, visceral fearwhile his mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine, moves heaven and earth to secure his release. Amid betrayals, intrigues, infidelities, wars, and illness, Richard's courage and intelligence will become legend.

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Genre: Historical fiction

Collection: Marian Wood Books/Putnam

Type: EPub

Pages: 704

ISBN: 9780698167179

Additional Information

Genre: Historical fiction

Collection: Marian Wood Books/Putnam

Type: EPub

Pages: 704

ISBN: 9780698167179

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