The classic, magnificent bestselling novel about Richard III, in a special thirtieth anniversary edition
Sharon Kay Penman is the author of seven other historical novels and four medieval mysteries set during the reign of Eleanor of Aquitaine. She lives in Mays Landing, New Jersey, and her most recent book is Lionheart, beginning the story of Richard I and the Crusades.
A painstakingly drawn picture of royal medieval England from
bedchamber to battleground * Los Angeles Times Book Review *
The reader is left with the haunting sensation that perhaps the good a man does can live after him - especially in the hands of a dedicated historian * San Diego Union *
Those who know Richard III from Shakespeare will find that Sharon Kay Penman presents a contrasting view of the English monarch . . . He's an altogether nice man, a romantic hero as suitable to our late twentieth-century standards . . . As he was to those of medieval England . . . There is a vengeful quality to her insistence that is appealing; it makes for a good story * New York Times Book Review *
Penman's novel, rich in detail and research, attempts to set the record straight . . . It is an uncommonly fine novel, one that brings a far-off time to brilliant life * Chattanooga Daily Times *