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Jan 24, 2021 - 14:49 PM By Sharon Kay Penman

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 eFrom 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 all crusaders he was to spend fifteen months chained in a dungeon while Eleanor of Aquitaine moved heaven and earth to raise the exorbitant ransom But a further humiliation awaited him he was forced to kneel and swear fealty to his bitter enemy For the five years remaining to him, betrayals, intrigues, wars, and illness were ever present So were his infidelities, perhaps a pattern set by his father s faithlessness to Eleanor But the courage, compassion, and intelligence of this warrior king became the stuff of legend, and A King s Ransom brings the man and his world fully and powerfully alive.
  • Title: A King's Ransom
  • Author: Sharon Kay Penman
  • ISBN: 9780230768055
  • Page: 335
  • Format: Hardcover

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Misfit Jan 24, 2021 - 14:49 PM
I don t think it s any secret that I m a huge Penman fan or Penmenian as Jerelyn has coined it , and I was thrilled to spot this on the Vine newsletter and get an early shot at it.This is a difficult book to review, since those who are familiar with Richard s history don t need another rehash, and those fresh to the story don t need me spilling the beans And trust me, there are plenty of surprises to be had, even for those who think they know about Richard being held hostage and his troubles wit [...]
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Nicole~ Jan 24, 2021 - 14:49 PM
Your Pride Will Be Your Undoing, Lionheart A King s Ransom is the sweeping, adventurous sequel to Lionheart , a masterfully spun novel of the last seven years of Richard I s life 1192 1199, focusing on the period of his capture, imprisonment, and ransoming by Heinrich Hohenstaufen, the Holy Roman Emperor It is a homeric epic that retells the life of this legendary hero in IMAX detail The author takes great care to keep historical veracity while weaving well thought out strategies and motives, cl [...]
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Samantha Jan 24, 2021 - 14:49 PM
Wow What a ride Sharon Kay Penman has done it again She has made a 700 page book seem short She has transported me to the 12th century and made me feel like I belong there She has made me cry over the deaths of people I know to be long dead.I will admit, Lionheart was my least favorite of Penman s books, though it was still amazing by most standards With the addition of A King s Ransom, it s getting difficult to rank her books because I want to place them all on top I expected this book to be in [...]
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Susan Johnson Jan 24, 2021 - 14:49 PM
This is the first Sharon Kay Penman book I have read and I am simply astounded by it I have never read an author who packs so much history into a novel and it is so readable and easy to understand There is a large cast of characters as Kings often move in large groups of people and yet I was able to keep them straight I did not have to refer to a cast of characters chart if it had one my copy did not or make notes to keep track of the players That, in itself, was an amazing feat.Still it was the [...]
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Judith Starkston Jan 24, 2021 - 14:49 PM
Penman s epic novels about the lives of English royalty are much beloved by many and with good reason Penman s most recent novel completes her cycle about Richard the Lionhearted, including both Lionheart and A King s Ransom Penman s novels engage in a kind of alchemy that s worth analyzing in a review because you won t be aware of it while you re in the midst of reading That s the point she s so good at it you won t notice what she s doing you ll be caught in the story She does three things as [...]
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Iset Jan 24, 2021 - 14:49 PM
What a wonderful, brilliant book.I have just torn through Sharon Penman s new release in three days flat, the last of which I read the last full two thirds of the book 393 pages out of 685 total I feel exhausted How much greater a mammoth task must it have been to have written a novel as detailed, as thoroughly researched and nuanced as this The term page turner is often applied to a good book these days, but there are rare occasions when the term is inadequate, insufficient This is one of those [...]
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Nae Jan 24, 2021 - 14:49 PM
I believe Sharon Key Penman could write an exhaustively detailed history of the making of brown paper bags and manage to make it a thrilling roller coaster ride of a story I have read every single one of her books at least twice and still find myself racing through each one to see what happens next That same feeling was with me throughout this entire book Like most of us I grew up with an idealized view of Richard the Lionheart that was fostered by Robin Hood and Evil King John legends The prior [...]
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happy Jan 24, 2021 - 14:49 PM
Ms Penman has done an admirable job of telling the story of the last years of Richard I s life In this volume the author tells Richard s story starting with his shipwreck off the Balkan coast as he is returning from the 3rd Crusade and follows Richard and his family thru to his death and ends with the death of his mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine In between is a masterful telling of the events of the last seven years of his life.Ralph Peters once wrote that history can tell you that an army marched [...]
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Rebecca Huston Jan 24, 2021 - 14:49 PM
It s a given that every time Sharon Kay Penman writes a new novel, I ll preorder it, and get my greedy mitts on it This one I was looking forward to in particular in that it was the follow up to her previous novel Lionheart, which told the story of Richard the Lionheart s time in the Holy Land during the Third Crusade But many authors skip over what happened to the king afterwards But in this one, we get to find out what did, and it s a stunner of a tale Captured by an enemy, Duke Leopold of Aus [...]
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Rio (Lynne) Jan 24, 2021 - 14:49 PM
Penman Need I say Superbly researched novel Great writing Amongst all the characters and yes, there are many Penman makes you feel for these people You get attached to them, flaws an all On a personal note, I m the type when I read I like to stop and google Is this castle still here Church When I began reading this, I was planning my October vacation My plans changed After Penman s descriptions I knew I had to do a road trip in France Especially, Castle GuillardRichard s final castle This is th [...]
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Krista Baetiong Tungol Jan 24, 2021 - 14:49 PM
Sharon Kay Penman s Plantagenet series concludes with A King s Ransom, giving us a meticulous recounting of the final seven years of Richard I of England s life It highlights his capture in Germany on his way home from the Holy Land crusade, the wars he waged with his brother John and the French king to reclaim the Normandy lands he lost from their duplicity, the castle he built that was not only formidable but was the most expensive fortress at that time, and for all of his heroism and larger t [...]
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Deborah Pickstone Jan 24, 2021 - 14:49 PM
This is an outstanding book, brilliantly researched and a convincing set of theories about possibly the least English King of England I highly recommend it and its companion novel which is the first of the two My only complaint is an over reliance on visiting dead characters in dreams and fever states While I completely support the theory of PTSD I think it could be demonstrated without resort to experiences that many would hold in doubt and don t match my knowledge of PTSD The dreams, sure the [...]
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Linda (Miss Greedybooks) Jan 24, 2021 - 14:49 PM
I love ALL of SKP s books The continued history of Richard the Lionheart Wonderfully well written I love this part of history, and cried as each of them passed I anxiously await SKP s next book
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Angela Jan 24, 2021 - 14:49 PM
Once again Penman has excelled with telling the story of the Plantagenets This was not so much the story of Richard I as his legend is remembered by It was the story of Richard I being imprisoned by Heinrich VI the Holy Roman Emperor and his subsequent battle to regain his Angevin Empire that had been taken over by King Philip II of France It was a state of constant warfare for four years and in that time the Richard from Lionheart is a very changed man The story was vivid in detail as all Penma [...]
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Jessica Jan 24, 2021 - 14:49 PM
I received a copy of this book as part of the First Reads program King s Ransom describes the last 7 years of Richard the Lion Hearted s life, as a sequel to Lionheart and as a part of Sharon Kay Penman s Plantagenet series While I enjoyed them, the two Richard books are my least favourite of the Plantagenet series perhaps because I do not enjoy the military history as much as the diplomatic The first half of King s Ransom was enthralling, however, describing Richard s return to Europe, capture [...]
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Orsolya Jan 24, 2021 - 14:49 PM
Although Richard the Lionheart evokes descriptions of courage, valiance, fierceness, and pure strength even the most commanding individual can hit rock bottom In Richard s case, this was the worst of the worst capture and captivity Sharon Kay Penman continues the Plantagenet series and the follow up to Lionheart with, A King s Ransom A King s Ransom is an epic piece immediately diving into the thick of a fast paced and heavy beat story picking up where Lionheart left off with Richard leaving Acr [...]
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Amy Bruno Jan 24, 2021 - 14:49 PM
Sharon Kay Penman is the ultimate writer of Historical Fiction as far as I m concerned As soon as one of her novels is announced I immediately pre order it and then start counting down the days to release When you read a Penman you know you re reading first rate historical fiction She nails every aspect that readers of the genre look for and sets the bar for genre standards Once again she has worked her magic and created a stunning historical that will be on top of a lot of Best Reads lists this [...]
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Marita Jan 24, 2021 - 14:49 PM
For the past week I have been glued to the pages of A King s Ransom It is both a worthy sequel to Lionheart and a captivating account of Richard Lionheart s life after his return from the third crusade Once again Sharon Penman s research is absolutely meticulous Although there is a wealth of information, one never feels bogged down by the details The narrative flows effortlessly The characters are imbued with life, and one gets to know the man as well as the king, and one shares the terrifying o [...]
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Patricia Bracewell Jan 24, 2021 - 14:49 PM
I enjoyed this book very much I had grave doubts about it because it seemed to me that Richard s months in captivity would have to be the central element of the book and I couldn t imagine how even the gifted Penman could make imprisonment interesting But she did it I am so impressed I was rivetted, and it was the best part of the book for my money I also defy anyone who has sons to not break down during Penman s description of Eleanor and Richard when he is near death It was very moving.
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StoryTellerShannon Jan 24, 2021 - 14:49 PM
A disappointing listen The narrator lost me and did too many voices in a monotone fashion OVERALL GRADE C minus.
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Libby Jan 24, 2021 - 14:49 PM
Nothing causes me happy excitement than a fat historical novel by Sharon K.Penman She has the gift of narrative She feeds her readers a ton of background, deftly mixed with the action of her story The unsuspecting reader learns all this Medieval History without noticing, because they are so enthralled by the pace of her tale s events Sneaky, sneaky writer This particular book tells us of the original return of the King , the homeward journey, capture, captivity and ransom of Richard the Lionhea [...]
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Suze Jan 24, 2021 - 14:49 PM
For some reason, though I love the author s writing and have read most of her books, I could not keep focused on this telling about the last years of Richard I Lionheart I think it s because of my frame of mind right now, no fault given to the author.Richard was a fascinating character and Penman relates the story so well Her historical research is impeccable As is often the case with her novels, I stop reading frequently to google the various characters and locations, and I m never disappointed [...]
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Elizabeth Jan 24, 2021 - 14:49 PM
I just got this book autographed by Penman Meeting her was so amazing
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Jeff Jan 24, 2021 - 14:49 PM
So if I don t finish my federal income tax return on time this year, I am going to blame Sharon Kay Penman and her recently released novel A King s Ransom At 700 pages, it took me two full weekends to complete, it was well worth the time and effort but I doubt the IRS will understand.Fans of medieval history know Richard the Lionheart as a key leader of the Third Crusade who was captured on his journey home and held for ransom This story is integral part of the Robin Hood legend that is known an [...]
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Lisa (Harmonybites) Jan 24, 2021 - 14:49 PM
This is the sequel to Lionhearted In her author s note, Penman writes the first novel is about Richard the legend, this one about Richard the man Maybe that s why I enjoyed this sequel much than Lionheart my least favorite among the almost dozen of hers I ve read Richard is at his most sympathetic as a prisoner of the Germans and dealing with his trauma in the aftermath And after reading 9 of Penman s books dealing with the Angevins, I felt rather sad leaving them especially her Eleanor of Aqui [...]
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Joey Jan 24, 2021 - 14:49 PM
A pretty unsatisfactory ending to an otherwise great series of novels This book is a bit dull For literally the first half of the book we have to endure an eternity listening as Richard deals with imprisonment in Germany there are some moments that are interesting and exciting, but overall the captivity is a boring one Upon his return he is mired in a number of conflicts with the French king Philippe which developed because of Johnny s betrayal, but the last half of the book is just boring repet [...]
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Ellen Jan 24, 2021 - 14:49 PM
I m a fan of Sharon Kay Penman s ability to take historical events and breathe life into all the political strategy and machinations that made them happen She writes in great detail and doesn t make changes for the sake of plot or romanticism I was in Powell s Books a month or two ago and saw this book advertised as If you like A Song of Ice and Fire, you might like A King s Ransom You get the picture.I really like this sort of thing, but am giving this 4 stars rather than 5 because it just didn [...]
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Julie Jan 24, 2021 - 14:49 PM
As usual, Penman s books are first rate and on audio I enjoyed this, going over the events of Richard being held captive for ransom by Heinrich VI, the Holy Roman Emperor and his eventual release and ultimate death Although, some parts did drag, I preferred Lionheart, but this was still very good Maybe I was a little thrown over his treatment of his wife, who I felt sorry for This is the end I believe of the Angevin family, I m not sure if she plans on writing about John as King, or if she ll ha [...]
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Alison Bahmüller Jan 24, 2021 - 14:49 PM
Another excellent read by Ms Penman In this novel we read, not so much about Richard, the legend, but about Richard, the man But it s not just Richard This novel is full of great characters The characters are so well portrayed, that you actually feel for them and continue thinking about them even after finishing the book The best kind of historical novel At the end I shed a tear or two.
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B the BookAddict Jan 24, 2021 - 14:49 PM
A must read for anyone interested in the great Richard I, otherwise known as Richard the Lionheart.
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A King's Ransom By Sharon Kay Penman 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 eFrom 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 all crusaders he was to spend fifteen months chained in a dungeon while Eleanor of Aquitaine moved heaven and earth to raise the exorbitant ransom But a further humiliation awaited him he was forced to kneel and swear fealty to his bitter enemy For the five years remaining to him, betrayals, intrigues, wars, and illness were ever present So were his infidelities, perhaps a pattern set by his father s faithlessness to Eleanor But the courage, compassion, and intelligence of this warrior king became the stuff of legend, and A King s Ransom brings the man and his world fully and powerfully alive.

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