books by Sharon Kay Penman

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The Sunne in Splendour
Sharon Kay Penman

Ballantine Books, 1990

"The reader is left with the haunting sensation that perhaps the good a man does can live after him--especially in the hands of a dedicated historian." SAN DIEGO UNION In this stirring historical novel, Sharon Kay Penman redeems Richard III from his villainous role in history as the hulking, evil hunchback. This dazzling recreation of his life is filled with the sights and sounds of battle, and the passions of the highborn. Most of all, it ...


Here Be Dragons
Sharon Kay Penman

Ballantine Books, 1993

"A masterful picture of Wales in the 13th century...vivdly pictured as grandly beautiful, its people volatile, stubborn and mystic." THE SAN DIEGO UNION Thirteenth-century Wales is a divided country, ever at the mercy of England's ruthless, power-hungry King John. Then Llewelyn, Prince of North Wales, secures an uneasy truce with England by marrying the English king's beloved, illegitimate daughter, Joanna. Reluctant to wed her father's bitter ...



Recorded Books, 2011

From New York Times best-selling novelist Sharon Kay Penman comes the stunning story of a great medieval warrior-king, the accomplished and controversial son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine: Richard the Lionheart. A powerful tale of intrigue, war, and diplomacy, Lionheart plays out against the roiling conflicts of love and loyalty, passion and treachery, all set against the rich textures of the Holy Land.


Falls the Shadow
Sharon Kay Penman

Ballantine Books, 1989

"A marvelous literary and historical achievement...Impossible to put down." THE BOSTON HERALD This is Simon de Montfort's story--and the story of King Henry III, as weak and changeable as Montfort was brash and unbending. It is a saga of two opposing wills that would later clash in a storm of violence and betrayal, a story straight from the pages of history that brings the world of the thirteenth century comletely, provocatively, and ...


Devil's Brood
Sharon Kay Penman

Penguin Group(CA), 2009

In this gripping tale of passion, politics and conflict, King Henry II finds himself brutally betrayed by his wife Eleanor and three eldest sons when they enter into a rebellion against him. Aligning themselves with Henry's most bitter enemy, King Louis of France, their treacherous actions will have devastating consequences as they bring about the downfall of a brilliant man and a powerful empire. In "Devil's Brood", the compelling story of ...


Dragon's Lair
Sharon Kay Penman

Demco Media, 2004

'Dragon's Lair' is a new mystery from Sharon Penman one of the most popular and critically acclaimed historical novelists writing today.


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 ...


When Christ and His Saints Slept
Sharon Kay Penman

Henry Holt & Co, 1995

The first volume of a trilogy that will follow the lives and fortunes of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine presents the story of Maude, imperious daughter of Henry the I and England's uncrowned queen, and her trusted, tormented cousin Stephen. 75,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo. Tour.


Ivanhoe (Signet Classics)
Walter Scott

Signet Classics, 2001

England's past comes alive in this classic tale featuring the disinherited knight Ivanhoe, his fair lady Rowena, and such larger-than-life characters as Richard the Lion Hearted and Robin Hood. A novel of the crusades, chivalry, and courtly love that not only recreated history, but made history as well.


Cruel as the Grave (Paperback) - Common
By (author) Sharon Kay Penman

Random House Inc, 2001

In April, 1193, England's King Richard Lionheart languishes in a German prison while his younger brother, John, seizes Windsor Castle. Dowager Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine summons her trusted personal "queen's man", Justin de Quincy, to mediate a truce with her rebel son. Amid these fateful events, de Quincy also investigates the violent murder of a Welsh peddler's daughter, and not even a threatene


Ivanhoe: A Romance (Signet Classics (Prebound))
Walter Scott

San Val, 2001

Hailed by Victor Hugo as 'the real epic of our age,' Ivanhoe was an immensely popular bestseller when first published in 1819. The book inspired literary imitations as well as paintings, dramatizations, and even operas. Now Sir Walter Scott's sweeping romance of medieval England has prompted a lavish new television production. In the twelfth century, Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe returns home to England from the Third Crusade to claim his ...


The Queen's Man
Sharon Kay Penman

Fawcett Crest, 2000



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 ...



Signet Classic, 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 & Chance
Sharon Kay Penman



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

Ballantine Books, 2012



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