Richard the Lionheart's name echoes down the centuries as one of history's great warriors, and this book will immortalise him even more. A rip-roaring epic, filled with arrows and spattered with blood. Gird yourself with mail when you start.
Ben's deeply authoritative depiction of the time is delivered in a deft manner. I was immersed in the detail of Rufus's life, with its heat and cold, its odours, foods, clothing, beasts, politics and all the other minutiae of the age.
Lionheart has plenty of betrayal, bloodshed and rich historical detail.
A fast-paced and thrilling read... it expertly examines what was a complex period in English history... a truly vibrant and gripping read.
The first book of what promises to be an exciting trilogy.
Plenty of action, blood, scheming, hatred, stealth and politics here, if that's what you want in your read - and you know it is!
Kane's virtues as a writer of historical adventures - lively prose, thorough research, colourful action - are again apparent.
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.