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Lionheart

(2011)
(The first book in the Lionheart series)
A novel by

 
 
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 and extraordinary campaigns against the Saracens. Richard’s surviving brother, the younger John, is left behind—and conspires with the French king to steal his brother’s throne. Only their mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine, now freed from decades of captivity, remains to protect Richard’s interests and secure his destiny.
 
In this engrossing saga, Sharon Kay Penman delivers a novel of passion, intrigue, battle, and deceit. Lionheart is a sweeping tale of a heroic figure—feared by his enemies and beloved by those he commanded—who became a legend in his own lifetime.
 
“[Sharon Kay] Penman displays her usual grasp of sweeping historical events as well as an uncanny ability to get inside the hearts and minds of her real-life characters. Her reputation for character-driven, solidly detailed historicals is richly deserved.”—Booklist
 
“The beautifully described settings and the characters’ interactions are simply outstanding.”—The Historical Novels Review
 
“Penman takes historical writing to a whole new level.”—The Sacramento Bee
 
“[A] gritty, unsentimental, and richly detailed epic.”—Publishers Weekly

Don’t miss the exclusive conversation between Sharon Kay Penman and Margaret George at the back of the book.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"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


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Used availability for Sharon Kay Penman's Lionheart

Hardback Editions

March 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: Lionheart
Author(s): Sharon Penman
ISBN: 0-230-76478-9 / 978-0-230-76478-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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February 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lionheart
Author(s): Sharon Kay Penman
ISBN: 1-4104-4545-3 / 978-1-4104-4545-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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October 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lionheart
Author(s): Sharon Kay Penman
ISBN: 0-399-15785-9 / 978-0-399-15785-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Marian Wood Books/Putnam
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October 2011 : Hardback
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Title: Lionheart
Author(s): Sharon Kay Penman
Publisher: A Marian Wood Book/Putnam
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Paperback Editions

January 2013 : Paperback
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Title: [(Lionheart)] [ By (author) Sharon Penman ] [January, 2013]
Author(s): Sharon Penman
Publisher: Pan Books
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January 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lionheart
Author(s): Sharon Penman
ISBN: 1-4472-0536-7 / 978-1-4472-0536-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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January 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lionheart: A Novel
Author(s): Sharon Kay Penman
ISBN: 0-345-51756-3 / 978-0-345-51756-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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March 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lionheart
Author(s): Sharon Penman
ISBN: 0-230-76085-6 / 978-0-230-76085-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Audio Editions

November 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Lionheart
Author(s): Sharon Kay Penman
Publisher: Recorded Books
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November 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Lionheart
Author(s): Sharon Kay Penman
Publisher: Recorded Books
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October 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Lionheart (The Henry II Trilogy)
Author(s): Sharon Kay Penman
ISBN: 1-66440-654-9 / 978-1-66440-654-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. and Blackstone Publishing
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Kindle Editions

March 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Lionheart
Author(s): Sharon Penman
Publisher: Macmillan
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October 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Lionheart (Plantagenets Book 4)
Author(s): Sharon Kay Penman
Publisher: Marian Wood Books/Putnam
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