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"The great Crusader king Richard the Lionheart comes alive in all his complex splendor in this masterpiece of a medieval tapestry by Sharon Kay Penman. She brings him and his legendary enemy, Saladin, before us, both on the battlefield for Jerusalem and in the quiet of their private chambers. It''s as if you were there, in this strange, beguiling, vanished time that haunts the Middle East even today. Penman has triumphed in capturing its elusive essence and the blazing glory of the English king called Lionheart."
(-Margaret George, author ofElizabeth I: A Novel)--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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review by . February 11, 2013
Sharon Kay Penman is a master at historical fiction, and this latest book shows her at the pinnacle of her talent. Although this could be read as a stand alone work, it's really the fourth book in a series about the Angevins, and will conclude, apparently, with the next book "A King's Ransom". I'll be quite sorry to see the saga end.      This work concentrates on the very beginning of the reign of Richard I ("the lionheart"), specifically his …
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