This is the first in a new historical adventure series by Ben Kane, a departure from his usual world of ancient Rome. Lionheart is told through the eyes of Ferdia, a young nobleman who is taken captive during Henry II’s conquest of Ireland... Kane deftly draws a portrait of the charismatic and ruthless Richard. The dynastic complications of an ageing, paranoid king with four ambitious sons are fascinating. And the battles are gory. Kane’s Richard the Lionheart will rightly win loyal camp followers.