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Penguin 2013
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1176 - England. King Henry II reigns over a vast empire that stetches the length of Britain and reaches the foothills of the Pyrenees. But he is aging, and his powerful and ambitious sons are restless.

Henry's third son, Richard of Aquitane , is developing a fearsome reputation for being a ruthless warrior. 

Arrogant and conceited he earnas the name Richard Lionheary for his bravery and brutality
on the battlefield.       

After the death of his brothers, Richard's impatience to take the throne, and gain the immense power that being King over a vast empire would bring him, leads him to form an alliance with France.

And so, Richard begins his bloody quest to return the Holy Land to Christian rule.

“The only negative I have with this book is that it's the end of the series! I shall miss it, but also I look forward to what comes next from this author. This book should appeal to so many readers, and don't be put off by my ravings about England, that's just how I feel reading this series, how Stewart Binns brings to the fore each element that makes up the core psyche of the Brit, where that spirit of adventure and action may have been developed in the cauldron of history.” 
Parmenion Books

“Stewart Binns has produced one of the finest accounts of Richard the Lionheart I've ever read...a blend of historical fact and the very best historical fiction bring this fascinating period in the history
of England to life!”
Books Monthly

“Binns is a born storyteller, filling his novels with superb action sequences, memorable characters and history in all its raw, electrifying reality...Lionheart and the other novels in this page-turning series - Conquest, Crusade and Anarchy - deliver irresistible adventure stories as well as an entertaining history lesson on the events that laid the foundations of modern Britian.” 
Burnley Express

"Brilliant descriptions made me feel as if I could reach out and touch Richard the duke, the knight, the warrior. This is truly one of the best books on Richard the Lionheart I have ever read. A men's adventure tale definitely worth reading."
Historical Novel Review

"When I had finished this book, I was asked, "How was it?" My reply was, "I loved it!"...Well researched using known history of the period but again Binns weaves his own story into the alliances, quests and intrigues of the Middle Ages and the Crusades."
Tudor Book Reviews

“A top-rate rollicker!” 
Sunday Sport

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