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A King's Ransom

Sharon Kay Penman.

By Sharon Kay Penman

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
Sharon Kay Penman follows up her acclaimed novel Lionheart with the vivid and heart-wrenching story of 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 captured—in violation of the papal decree protecting all crusaders—and 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 fear—while 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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Praise for A King’s Ransom
 
“Masterful . . . [Sharon Kay] Penman has absorbed herself so fully into the heart and mind of her protagonist that an undeniably flawed but refreshingly human Richard [the Lionheart] virtually walks off the pages.”—Booklist
 
“Historical fiction of the first order . . . Instead of history that reads like a novel [Sharon Kay] Penman achieves something greater: a novel that reads like history.”—Willamette Week
 
“A well-researched and impressively detailed narrative displaying a strong commitment to historical accuracy and richly drawn, sympathetic characters.”Library Journal
 
“Once you start reading you won’t want to stop.”—British Weekly
 
“Massively entertaining.”—Kirkus Reviews

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A king's ransom

Publish Date

2014

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9780399159220


Format: Book
Author: Penman, Sharon Kay
Summary: "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.
Title: A king's ransom / Sharon Kay Penman.
Publisher Date: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, a member of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]
Subject: Richard I, King of England, 1157-1199 -- Fiction. Great Britain -- History -- Richard I, 1189-1199 -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780399159220 (hardback) 0399159223 (hardback)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 5
System Items Total: 7
Call Number: F Penman
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Bib Id: 498861

Format: Book
Author: Penman, Sharon Kay, author.
Summary: "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.
Title: A king's ransom / Sharon Kay Penman.
Publisher, Date: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, a member of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]
Description: 685 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Subjects: Richard I, King of England, 1157-1199 -- Fiction.
Subjects: Great Britain -- History -- Richard I, 1189-1199 -- Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Notes: "A Marian Wood book."
LCCN: 2013042663
ISBN: 9780399159220 (hardback)
ISBN: 0399159223 (hardback)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 5
Total Copies: 7
Call Number: F Penman