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Lionheart by Ben Kane


Ben Kane

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Imprint: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publication date: 28 May 2020
ISBN: 9781409173472

Introducing LIONHEART - the new novel from Sunday Times bestseller Ben Kane. REBEL. LEADER. BROTHER. KING.1179. Henry II is King of England, Wales, Ireland, Normandy, Brittany and Aquitaine. The House of Plantagenet reigns supreme. But there is unrest in Henry's house. Not for the first time, his family talks of rebellion.

4 stars out of 5
Antonia Senior
18 Jun 2020

"Kane deftly draws a portrait of the charismatic and ruthless Richard"

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.