Heart of the Lion

Heart of the Lion

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by J M Barlog
     
 

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One woman's courage will decide the fate of the English crown.


The Heart of the Lion is King Richard the Lionheart's England at its most tumultuous. His kingdom teeters on the verge of a bloody war, with the victor taking the crown and death the punishment to the vanquished.

The English countryside roils in the throes of political upheaval as…  See more details below

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One woman's courage will decide the fate of the English crown.


The Heart of the Lion is King Richard the Lionheart's England at its most tumultuous. His kingdom teeters on the verge of a bloody war, with the victor taking the crown and death the punishment to the vanquished.

The English countryside roils in the throes of political upheaval as King Richard sails from defeat in the Holy Lands to fight another war at home. A war against his own blood. The irascible and treacherous Prince John seeks to usurp the throne behind his brother's back.

But waylaid on his return voyage, Richard must fight to remain alive and free deep within his enemies' lands, while Princess Joanna and Queen Eleanor struggle to uncover John's growing cabal.

Now only Joanna stands brave enough between her brothers. She must risk her life to save her mother and her king. For the prince vows to destroy any who dare step between him and the crown.

Among a trustworthy few, Sir Meirik emerges as the knight Joanna relies on to help her thwart her brother's play for the throne. Together they must infiltrate John's sinister world of betrayal, lust and power to unearth his treachery before he can succeed. In her darkest hour, Joanna must dig into her soul to gain the courage necessary to keep John from the throne.

The Heart of the Lion vividly portrays a woman whose courage is paramount to saving an entire kingdom. Non-stop action and intrigue unfold on both English soil and on the continent as a brother and sister fight to remain free and alive against their enemies.

This engrossing story is a must read for all medieval enthusiasts.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780965471640
Publisher:
BAK Books
Publication date:
10/12/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
449 KB

Meet the Author

J. M. Barlog writes horror, mystery and suspense thrillers. His horror novel, Windows to the Soul, garnered him a #1 Readers' Choice award for suspense.

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Heart of the Lion 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
MedievalLady More than 1 year ago
2 1/2 stars... This was in between a "Meh" and an "It's okay". These are the thoughts I wrote while reading the first 3/4 of the story: Story Jumps around too much. Having a hard time connecting emotionally at all. I'm seeing nothing in my mind outside of the words I am forcing myself to read. The last 1/4 of the story, here were my thoughts: FINALLY! I'm finding some interest in the story. Still reads disconnected but there is enough going on that it's got me feeling I can complete the story. Feeling some anger that the people I want to see live are dying. It at least got some feeling out of me. I was so hopeful when reading the book's description. Love this time period, love the Plantagenets. This book has a sequel but I'm not sure I want to spend the time reading it. I have noticed others really enjoyed this and have given 4 and 5 stars so please don't let my feelings sway you to try it if you love Medieval Historical Fiction.
Stachia More than 1 year ago
Set during the reign of King Richard the Lionheart, the book is about Richard's journey home from the Crusades and Prince John's plot to steal both crown and kingdom.  As we all know, Richard is captured and held for ransom (this is not a spoiler, anyone who knows their history, or even the legends of Robin Hood, knows King Richard was held for ransom and Prince John was trying to abscond with all of England). The book follows three separate groupings of characters: King Richard and his travails, Sir Rynhawker and Thomas, and Princess Joanna and those at the castle.  Well written with plenty of intrigue, mystery, politics, courage, loyalty and heartbreak this book is a must read and lead to far many nights reading until 2 am. In full disclosure, I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago