Prince of Darkness [NOOK Book]

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Justin de Quincy hastens to Paris at the request of his former lover only to discover that she was acting on behalf of his nemesis, Prince John. The prince has been implicated in a plot to kill his brother, King Richard, and wants Justin to prove the incriminating document false.

Realizing that John's suspected treachery may also risk the welfare of the woman he serves, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Justin reluctantly agrees to help. But his ...
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Overview

Justin de Quincy hastens to Paris at the request of his former lover only to discover that she was acting on behalf of his nemesis, Prince John. The prince has been implicated in a plot to kill his brother, King Richard, and wants Justin to prove the incriminating document false.

Realizing that John's suspected treachery may also risk the welfare of the woman he serves, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Justin reluctantly agrees to help. But his investigation unravels a sinister conspiracy that might change the course of English history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440622762
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 3/7/2006
  • Series: A Medieval Mystery , #4
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 115,159
  • File size: 464 KB

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Teriffic historical novel

    The ransom for King Richard the Lionhearted is gathered and his mother Eleanor goes to Germany to pay it. Prince John is unhappy with the news; he is more perturbed that Lady Constance of Brittany, the mother of a possible rival as heir to the throne Arthur, possesses a letter that implicates John in a plot to assassinate his royal brother.--- John knows the letter is a forgery and through subterfuge he gets Justin de Quincy, the Queen¿s man, to come to Paris where he convinces his visitor that Eleanor would want him to prove the document is a fake. During their investigation, Justin and his companion see an ally of the Prince die at the hands of an assassin¿s knife. They are charged with murder and brought to Constantine¿s manor to linger in her dungeon until they die. By the time they are freed, the killer has vanished, they have no proof and Richard is home believing his younger brother a traitor. Justin reluctantly returns to England pleading the Prince¿s case to Eleanor hoping she will see justice occurs by interceding between the brothers.--- Fans of Roberta Gellis¿ historical novels will definitely want to read Sharon Kay Penman latest medieval thriller PRINCE OF DARKNESS as the story contains a terrific mystery and a great look at the upper class lifestyle especially the royals during the Middle Ages. The hero may not like his assignments, but regardless of how he internally feels he always does his best. Readers will cherish him and hope he finds happiness as he has earned it. As usual Ms. Penman provides a spotlight that shines on a bygone era with an intensity and illumination rarely seen.--- Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2013

    Prince of Darkness

    It is always a pleasure to read Sharon Kay Penman. These mysteries as well as her historical fiction always enlighted the readers to the lives of these historical characters. Any fan of the Lion in Winter should read her books.

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  • Posted March 16, 2009

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    I really enjoyed this book.

    I enjoy medieval stories, if you do too you will enjoy this book very much. It's well written and has surprisingly funny things written in here and there that made me giggle.

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