A King's Ransom

A King's Ransom

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"From the New York Times-bestselling author of Lionheart comes the dramatic sequel, telling of the last dangerous years of Richard, Couer de Lion's life. This long-anticipated sequel to the national bestseller Lionheart is a vivid and heart-wrenching story of the last event-filled years in the life of Richard, Coeur de Lion. Taken captive by the Holy Roman Emperor while en route home-in violation of the papal decree protecting all crusaders-he was to spend fifteen months imprisoned, much of it in the notorious fortress at Trefils, from which few men ever left alive, while Eleanor of Aquitaine moved heaven and earth to raise the exorbitant ransom. For the five years remaining to him, betrayals, intrigues, wars, and illness were ever present. So were his infidelities, perhaps a pattern set by his father's faithlessness to Eleanor. But the courage, compassion, and intelligence of this warrior king became the stuff of legend, and A King's Ransom brings the man and his world fully and powerfully alive"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780399159220
Characteristics: 685 pages : maps ; 25 cm

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GummiGirl
Aug 08, 2014

A worthy conclusion to Penman's Angevin series. There are fewer heroic adventures than in "Lionheart," but the characters are still compelling and it evokes the period very well.

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JEM_LPL
May 18, 2014

One of Penman's best!

ChristchurchLib Apr 27, 2014

"A sequel to the best-selling Lionheart reimagines the dangerous final years of Richard I, tracing his captivity by the Holy Roman Emperor in spite of papal decrees protecting crusaders and Eleanor of Aquitaine's considerable efforts to secure his freedom." Historical Fiction April 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/42146534-cbfc-4ab9-813e-c35776aa9aed?postId=88f681db-41d1-4c1f-9572-092e11f59be6

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