books by Sharon Kay Penman

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Walter Scott

Signet Classics, 2009

During the Crusades, Wilifrid, a young Saxon knight, embarks on a series of adventures to prove himself worthy of the princess Rowena, fighting the Normans and the Templars?and allied with such figures as Robin Hood and Richard the Lionheart.


Time and Chance: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
Sharon Kay Penman

Ballantine Books, 2003

In When Christ and His Saints Slept , acclaimed historical novelist Sharon Kay Penman portrayed all the deceit, danger, and drama of Henry II’s ascension to the throne. Now, in Time and Chance, she continues the ever-more-captivating tale. It was medieval England’s immortal marriage—Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II, bound by passion and ambition, certain to leave a legacy of greatness. But while lust would divide them, it was ...


Here Be Dragons (Welsh Princes Trilogy)
Sharon Kay Penman

St. Martin's Griffin, 2008

Thirteenth-century Wales is a divided country, ever at the mercy of England’s ruthless, power-hungry King John. Llewelyn, Prince of North Wales, secures an uneasy truce by marrying the English king’s beloved illegitimate daughter, Joanna, who slowly grows to love her charismatic and courageous husband. But as John’s attentions turn again and again to subduing Wales---and Llewelyn---Joanna must decide where her love and loyalties truly lie. ...


Lionheart: A Novel
Sharon Kay Penman

Ballantine Books, 2013

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   “The great Crusader king Richard the Lionheart comes alive in all his complex splendor in this masterpiece of medieval tapestry.”—Margaret George   A.D. 1189. After the death of his father, Henry II, and the early demise of two of his brothers, Richard is crowned King of England and immediately sets off for the Holy Land. This is the Third Crusade, marked by internecine warfare among the Christians ...


Devil's Brood: A Novel
Sharon Kay Penman

Ballantine Books, 2009

A.D. 1172. Henry II’s three eldest sons conspire against him and align themselves with his greatest enemy, King Louis of France, but it’s Eleanor of Aquitaine’s involvement in the plot to overthrow her husband that proves to be the harshest betrayal. As a royal family collapses and a marriage ends in all but name, the clash between these two strong-willed and passionate souls will have far-reaching and devastating consequences throughout ...


A King's Ransom
Sharon Kay Penman

A Marian Wood Book/Putnam, 2014

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 ...


Falls the Shadow: A Novel (Welsh Princes Trilogy)
Sharon Kay Penman

St. Martin's Griffin, 2008

Simon de Montfort was a man ahead of his time in the thirteenth century, a disinherited Frenchman who talked his way into an English earldom and marriage with a sister of the English king, Henry III. A charismatic, obstinate leader, Simon soon lost patience with the king’s incompetence and inability to keep his word, and found himself the champion of the common people. This is his story, and the story of Henry III, as weak and changeable ...


The Reckoning (Welsh Princes Trilogy)
Sharon Kay Penman

St. Martin's Griffin, 2009

“Penman’s characters are so shrewdly imagined, so full of resonant human feeling that they seem to breathe on the page.” — San Francisco Chronicle “Never forget, Llewelyn, that the world’s greatest fool is a Welshman who trusts an English king.” His father’s words haunt Llewelyn ap Gruffydd, Prince of Wales, who has been ruling uneasily over his fractious countrymen. Above all else, Llewelyn fears that his life and his own ...


The Sunne In Splendour: A Novel of Richard III
Sharon Kay Penman

St. Martin's Griffin, 2008

A glorious novel of the controversial Richard III---a monarch betrayed in life by his allies and betrayed in death by history In this beautifully rendered modern classic, Sharon Kay Penman redeems Richard III---vilified as the bitter, twisted, scheming hunchback who murdered his nephews, the princes in the Tower---from his maligned place in history with a dazzling combination of research and storytelling.   Born into the treacherous ...


When Christ and His Saints Slept: A Novel
Sharon Kay Penman

Ballantine Books, 1996

A.D. 1135. As church bells tolled for the death of England's King Henry I, his barons faced the unwelcome prospect of being ruled by a woman: Henry's beautiful daughter Maude, Countess of Anjou. But before Maude could claim her throne, her cousin Stephen seized it. In their long and bitter struggle, all of England bled and burned. Sharon Kay Penman's magnificent fifth novel summons to life a spectacular medieval tragedy whose unfolding breaks ...


By Sharon Kay Penman - Lionheart: A Novel (12.2.2012)
Sharon Kay Penman

Ballantine Books, 2012


By Sharon Kay Penman A King's Ransom (First Edition)
Sharon Kay Penman

A Marian Wood Book/Putnam, 2014


The Queen's Man: A Medieval Mystery
Sharon Kay Penman

Henry Holt & Co, 1996

In England in 1193, a dying man gives Justin de Quincy a letter that must be delivered to Eleanor of Aquitaine, a letter that tells the Queen if her son, Richard Lionheart, is living or dead. 35,000 first printing. $30,000 ad/promo.


By Sharon Kay Penman Here Be Dragons
Sharon Kay Penman

Ballantine Books, 1993


A King's Ransom: A Novel
Sharon Kay Penman

Ballantine Books, 2015

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 ...


Dragon's Lair (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
Sharon Kay Penman

Ballantine Books, 2004

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 ...


Dragon's Lair - A Medieval Mystery
Sharon Kay Penman

Ballantine Books, 2004

When her beloved son Richard is imprisoned and held for ransom in an Austrian dungeon and the hated Prince John plots with King Phillippe of France to prevent Richard's return, Queen Eleanor sends Justin de Quincy into Wales to recover a ransom payment th Title: Dragon's Lair Author: Penman, Sharon Kay Publisher: Random House Inc Publication Date: 2004/11/01 Number of Pages: 339 Binding Type: PAPERBACK Library of Congress: ...


Cruel as the Grave
Sharon Kay Penman

Fawcett, 2001

April 1193. England’s King Richard Lionheart languishes in a German prison, and treason scents the air. Richard’s younger brother, John, seizes Windsor Castle, and Dowager Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine summons her trusted personal “queen’s man,” Justin de Quincy, to do the impossible– mediate a truce with her rebel son. Amid such fateful events, the murder of a Welsh peddler’s daughter seems small. But the cruel demise of the ...


Prince of Darkness
Sharon Kay Penman

A Marian Wood Book/Putnam, 2005

From the New York Times -bestselling author of Time and Chance , the much anticipated fourth novel in her acclaimed medieval mystery series. Bowing to an urgent summons from his former lover, Justin de Quincy hastens to Paris only to find that the Lady Claudine was, in fact, acting on behalf of his nemesis Prince John. As the Queen's man, de Quincy has already encountered John's murderous side. But now John tells him of a document ...


By Sharon Kay Penman Prince of Darkness (First Edition)
Sharon Kay Penman

A Marian Wood Book/Putnam, 2005



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