This is a great book by David Miller and it takes the reader to the very heart of Richard the Lionheart's brilliant military campaign during the third crusade. It covers his rapid conquest of Cyprus, the battle of Acre, Jaffa, Arsuf and his failed attempt to take Jerusalem. Despite it being a concise book it is very informative giving good explanations on medieval logistics, weapons and much more. I also found the book was illustrated with just about the right amount of maps and diagrams. The book does highlight what an incredible warrior king England did have in Richard the Lionheart and gives ample descriptions of his valour, narrow escapes and sheer tactical brilliance as a military commander. Miller also ensures that the reader can understand what it was like to live and fight on a military campaign during this brutal historical period. The book is not intended to be a biography but it does supply an adequate overview of Richard's reign and failure or neglect as a King and royal husband. Overall an excellent compelling read about a military campaign involving a historic and brilliant warrior king.