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Dragon's Lair Paperback – 28 Apr 2005

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Product details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd (28 April 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140250980
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140250985
  • Product Dimensions: 13.6 x 2.1 x 20.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 628,738 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Review

"Once you enter Penman's world, you're hooked."
"-Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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"Penman writes about the medieval world and its people with vigor, compassion, and clarity."
"-San Francisco Chronicle
""Welcome to twelfth-century English and Welsh politics by way of this riveting and rich mystery novel."
-"Booklist"
"A polished and absorbing historical mystery."
-"Kirkus Reviews"

Once you enter Penman s world, you re hooked.
" Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"
Penman writes about the medieval world and its people with vigor, compassion, and clarity.
" San Francisco Chronicle
" Welcome to twelfth-century English and Welsh politics by way of this riveting and rich mystery novel.
"Booklist"
A polished and absorbing historical mystery."
"Kirkus Reviews""

"Once you enter Penman's world, you're hooked."
-Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"Penman writes about the medieval world and its people with vigor, compassion, and clarity."
-San Francisco Chronicle
"Welcome to twelfth-century English and Welsh politics by way of this riveting and rich mystery novel."
-Booklist
"A polished and absorbing historical mystery."
-Kirkus Reviews --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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July 1193. King Richard Lionheart lies in a German prison, held for ransom by the emperor. His mother, Dowager Queen Eleanor, ransacks England for gold to buy his freedom, while his younger brother, John, plots with King Philippe of France to ensure that he rots and dies in chains.
When a ransom payment vanishes, Eleanor hastily dispatches young Justin de Quincy to investigate. In wild, beautiful Wales, his devotion to the queen will be supremely tested-as an arrogant border earl, a cocky Welsh prince, an enchanting lady, and a traitor of the deepest dye welcome him with false smiles and deadly conspiracies. The queen's treasure is nowhere to be found, but assassins are everywhere . . . and blood runs red in the dragon's lair. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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By J. Chippindale TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 14 Dec. 2004
Format: Hardcover
Sharon Penman's writing style is a joy. Though her books are by no means lightweight reading, the narrative just seems to flow from the pages.
This books is another of her mystery offerings featuring Justin de Quincy.
Richard the Lionheart, son of Eleanor of Aquitaine has been captured and is languishing in a German jail. At the same time his brother John is making his own plans to take the throne of England.
The Queen has already made her own plans to ransom her son Richard, but one of the ransom payments goes missing in the hills of Wales and Eleanor sends her trusted servant Justin de Quincy to investigate. Murder and mayhem soon follow.
One of the things I like about Penman is that she is at pains to try to stick to the historical facts and if she deviates from them, she gives an explanation why in her authors notes.
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The Queen's Man books by Sharon Penman are a really good light read. They are 'page turners'; the backdrop of Richard the Lionheart's absence from England, Prince John's scheming, and Eleanor of Aquitaine's struggle to keep the dynasty intact is interesting and well drawn. The only minor let down is that Penman writes such superb historical novels, and her fictional characters sometimes let her down- the love interest is particularly banal. Still worth a read though.
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Absolutely fabulous. Difficult to put down. Am now on 4th book in series. Not only a very good story but also very descriptive about life in those days. Have already recommended to my sister. Wish the author would do more.
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By J. Chippindale TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 14 Dec. 2004
Format: Paperback
Sharon Penman's writing style is a joy. Though her books are by no means lightweight reading, the narrative just seems to flow from the pages.
This books is another of her mystery offerings featuring Justin de Quincy.
Richard the Lionheart, son of Eleanor of Aquitaine has been captured and is languishing in a German jail. At the same time his brother John is making his own plans to take the throne of England.
The Queen has already made her own plans to ransom her son Richard, but one of the ransom payments goes missing in the hills of Wales and Eleanor sends her trusted servant Justin de Quincy to investigate. Murder and mayhem soon follow.
One of the things I like about Penman is that she is at pains to try to stick to the historical facts and if she deviates from them, she gives an explanation why in her authors notes.
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Terrific story. Love the characters. Have read all books in this series. Wish there were more. Kept me captivated until the end
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really good
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enjoyable read and excellent delivery service
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