the New York Times-bestselling novelist, a stunning story of
a great medieval warrior-king, the accomplished and controversial
son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine: Richard, Coeur de Lion.
"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 of Elizabeth I: A Novel