NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “The great Crusader king Richard the Lionheart comes alive in all his complex splendor in this masterpiece of medieval tapestry.”—Margaret George A.D. 1189. After the death of his father, Henry II, and the early demise of two of his brothers, Richard is crowned King of England and immediately sets off for the Holy Land. This is the Third Crusade, marked by internecine warfare among the Christians and extraordinary campaigns against the Saracens. Richard’s surviving brother, the younger John, is left behind—and conspires with the French king to steal his brother’s throne. Only their mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine, now freed from decades of captivity, remains to protect Richard’s interests and secure his destiny. In this engrossing saga, Sharon Kay Penman delivers a novel of passion, intrigue, battle, and deceit. Lionheart is a sweeping tale of a heroic figure—feared by his enemies and beloved by those he commanded—who became a legend in his own lifetime. “[Sharon Kay] Penman displays her usual grasp of sweeping historical events as well as an uncanny ability to get inside the hearts and minds of her real-life characters. Her reputation for character-driven, solidly detailed historicals is richly deserved.”—Booklist “The beautifully described settings and the characters’ interactions are simply outstanding.”—The Historical Novels Review “Penman takes historical writing to a whole new level.”—The Sacramento Bee “[A] gritty, unsentimental, and richly detailed epic.”—Publishers Weekly Don’t miss the exclusive conversation between Sharon Kay Penman and Margaret George at the back of the book.
An Arab-American soldier and a stargazing woman connect in this high-tech Beauty and the Beast retelling. In an attempt to pay off her family's debts, Lula answers a Craigslist ad for a job opening at the formerly vacant Bluegrass Manor. A stern and brooding man offers her the job, but there's a catch-Lula isn't allowed to look at him. No one in the manor has ever laid eyes on Mr. Rahim's face. Although, Mr. Rahim has eyes on everyone-security footage relays on a constant loop in his office. Everything Lula isn't meant to notice about Mr. Rahim intrigues her: the cadence of his accented voice, the stoutness of his build, and his self-imposed prison that mirrors her own. Lionheart is a romance of huge stakes that asks one question: Is love enough to mend a broken soul?
The story of Jesse Martin who, at the age of 18, was the youngest person to sail solo and unassisted around the world. A young man who didn't know the meaning of impossible.
Richard I was crowned King in 1189 and set off almost immediately for the Third Crusade. This was a bloody campaign to regain the Holy Land, marked by warfare among the Christians and extraordinary campaigns against the Saracens. Men and women found themselves facing new sorts of challenges and facing an uncertain future. John, the youngest son, was left behind – and with Richard gone, he was free to conspire with the French king to steal his brother's throne. Overshadowing the battlefields that stretched to Jerusalem and beyond were the personalities of two great adversaries: Richard and Saladin. They quickly took the measure of each other in both war and diplomacy. The result was mutual admiration: a profound acknowledgement of a worthy opponent. In this gripping narrative of passion, intrigue, battle and deceit, Penman reveals a true and complex Richard – a man remarkable for his power and intelligence, his keen grasp of warfare and his concern for the safety of his men, who followed him against all odds.
Get transported to a lush, vibrant jungle in this gorgeously illustrated picture book about facing your fears. Richard hears something in his room before bedtime. Is it a monster? He doesn't wait to find out and sets off running through the streets, over the hills, through the forest, and into the fields until he finds himself in a magical jungle. With the help of his stuffed lion Lionheart, Richard finds the courage he needs to face his fears.
Lionheart is the latest historical adventure novel from Stewart Binns, covering the extraordinary life of King Richard the Lionheart. Richard of Aquitaine, the third son of King Henry II, is developing a fearsome reputation for being a ruthless warrior. Arrogant and conceited he earns the name Richard Lionheart for his bravery and brutality on the battlefield. After the death 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 Philip II, King of France. After invading his father's lands on the Continent, Richard Lionheart goes on to defeat the King's army at the tumultuous Battle of Ballans. Taking his place on the throne he begins his bloody quest to return the Holy Land to Christian rule. Stewart Binns' Making of England series features Conquest, Crusade, Anarchy and his latest historical page-turner, Lionheart. Praise for Stewart Binns: 'A fascinating mix of fact, legend and fiction ... this is storytelling at its best.' Daily Mail 'Stewart Binns has produced a real page-turner, a truly stunning adventure story - Alastair Campbell Stewart Binns began his professional life as an academic. He then pursued several adventures, including a stint at the BBC, before settling into a career as a schoolteacher, specializing in history. Later in life, a lucky break took him back to the BBC, which was the beginning of a successful career in television. He has won a BAFTA, a Grierson, an RTS and a Peabody for his documentaries. Stewart's passion is English history, especially its origins and folklore. His previous novels Conquest, Crusade and Anarchy published to great acclaim.
Coming From Where I'm From is a literary journey chronicling the turbulent life of Rayshawn Wilson. Have a seat at the window of his memory as he recalls his experience as a child being raised by the streets while helplessly watching his mother battle with drug addiction. Through candid storytelling, Rayshawn shares his experiences as a child growing up in housing projects during the height of the crack cocaine epidemic. As a teenager, after being placed in multiple group homes and foster homes, he is caught up in the hustling lifestyle and soon finds himself in a courtroom pleading guilty to a crime that he didn't commit. While incarcerated, he is forced to face the skeletons of his past before he can begin on his path to redemption. Coming From Where I'm From is a compilation of pain, resilience, struggle and forgiveness of himself, and others. It is an inspiring story of a man that learns valuable life lessons as he migrates along his personal trail of heartache. It is the story of a man that turns countless tear-filled sleepless nights into fuel and motivation to create a better life for himself. This story reaches across cultural norms and demographics and speaks to everyone's spirit of tenacity and triumph while overcoming insurmountable odds.
Investigative journalist Sean Bryant is hot on the trail of the Knights Tempest, an underground, neo-Nazi organization making preparations for its own final solution to society’s undesirables – any minority without the power to fight back. Hotter still is the unexpected involvement of six well-respected public figures, but before he can expose them, he and his story are stolen away into the night. As violence rages throughout Europe – bombings and shootings at the hands of the Knights Tempest – the true scope of their vision for domination unfolds, led by the eponymous Lionheart, whose controversial identity remains a mystery. A Special Forces team may be the only thing capable of matching the fundamentalist right-wingers with a suitable demise. The fact that the team comprises a black man, a gay man and a woman is an irony that cannot go unnoticed. With danger attacking from all sides, it’s not a great time to be an investigative journalist.
After a lion hunt on the Rhodesian veldt goes awry, Ash Haywood's father beats him to within an inch of his life and leaves him for dead. Rescued by tormented WWII veteran Roy Bennett, Ash begins to experience unexplainable shifts of mood, time, and place; the veldt -- and Roy -- take hold of him, body and soul. They will need to be brave, strong, and true to evade the Haywood family's bloodlust and build a future together in the African wilderness and make sense of the appearance of a mysterious young golden lion.
Richard I (1157-99) was king of England from 1189 until his death, but he is best known as a soldier, not a monarch. He earned his moniker Richard the Lionheart as a knight and military leader, and his revolt against his father Henry II and his conquest of Cyprus as part of the Crusades helped to solidify his historical legend. In Lionheart, Norwegian author Thorvald Steen, celebrated for his historical novels, brings his characteristic accuracy and artistic vision to the life of Richard I. Lionheart is the story of a man living in the shadow of his own myth, also a fanatic general who wants to conquer the world's greatest sanctum and a king that is suddenly vulnerable. At the age of fifteen he leads an army against his father. Fourteen years later he is the Pope's obvious choice to lead the third Crusade. But the Richard of Steen's novel is less sure of himself and his role--is it true that he is God's chosen one, like his mother says? Built on extensive research, Steen paints a dark and conflicted, yet credible and convincing, portrait of a man who has engrossed historians, poets, novelists and readers for centuries. "Thorvald Steen's new novel Lionheart is a fascinating read. . . . Steen manages to give flesh and blood to a historical icon, and creates a story with energy, dressed in sober yet sublime language."--Dagsavisen, on the Norwegian edition
A New York Times Bestselling Author From the moment he laid eyes on the White Knight, Lionheart was determined to best him. He'd been ordered to take Cragdon Castle, and that slim young warrior on the pure white steed led the defending forces with a skill and daring the challenged his own prowess. Lionheart swore he would soon have the White Knight beneath his sword and at his mercy. But, storming through the battered portcullis, he found only a beautiful maiden awaiting him in the hall . . .
Richard hears something in his room before bedtime. Is it a monster? He doesn't wait to find out and sets off running through the streets, over the hills, through the forest, and into the fields until he finds himself in a magical jungle. With the help of his stuffed lion Lionheart, Richard finds the courage he needs to face his fears.
While on a quest to defeat the haughty White Knight, Lionhart encounters a different kind of battle when he discovers a beautiful maiden waiting for him at the castle he had been sent by Prince Edward to destroy. Original.
Reveals the dark side of England's most celebrated monarchWhen people think of Richard the Lionheart they recall the scene at the end of every Robin Hood epic when he returns from the crusade to punish his treacherous brother John and the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham. In reality Richard detested England and the English, was deeply troubled by his own sexuality and was noted for greed, not generosity, and for murder rather then mercy. In youth Richard showed no interest in girls, but a taste for cruelty and a greed for gold that would literally be the death of him. To save his own skin, he repeatedly abandoned his supporters to an evil fate, and his lack of interest in women saw the part of queen at his coronation played by his formidable mother, Queen Eleanor. His brief reign bankrupted England twice, destabilized the powerful empire his parents had put together and set the scene for his brother's ruinous rule. So how has Richard come to be known as the noble Christian hero associated with such bravery and patriotism? This book reveals the scandalous truth about England's hero king—a truth that is far different to the myth that has endured for eight centuries.
Mara Armand, director of a foundation for the protection and study of humans with extrasensory abilities, has made telepathic contact with an alien starship captain orbiting the earth.After weeks of nightly telepathic visits with Captain Sander, Mara develops an intimate mental relationship with her unseen alien lover. She experiences his need, his passion, and his sensual touch, but it is a bittersweet relationship for the laws of the Explorers forbid them to ever meet.An accident in space changes everything and Mara and Sander are given the chance they never thought they'd have. Threatened by World Federation troops from without and jealous hatred from within, their survival now depends on the strength of their bond and a ragtag army of young Sensitives willing to risk their lives for an alien starship captain."5 stars" - Sime Gen, Inc."If you're looking for a tale that is sure to overwhelm your senses and take you on a thrilling ride, don't miss LIONHEART." - Courtney Bowden, Romance Reviews Today
Lionheart is the latest thrilling historical novel in Stewart Binns's epic Making of England series.1176 - EnglandKing Henry II reigns over a vast empire that stretches 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 Aquitaine, is developing a fearsome reputation for being a ruthless warrior. Arrogant and conceited he earns the name Richard Lionheart 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.Stewart Binns' Making of England series features Conquest, Crusade, Anarchy and his latest historical page-turner, Lionheart.Praise for Stewart Binns:'A fascinating mix of fact, legend and fiction ... this is storytelling at its best.' Daily Mail 'Stewart Binns has produced a real page-turner, a truly stunning adventure story - Alastair CampbellStewart Binns began his professional life as an academic. He then pursued several adventures, including a stint at the BBC, before settling into a career as a schoolteacher, specializing in history. Later in life, a lucky break took him back to the BBC, which was the beginning of a successful career in television. He has won a BAFTA, a Grierson, an RTS and a Peabody for his documentaries. Stewart's passion is English history, especially its origins and folklore. His previous novels Conquest, Crusade and Anarchy published to great acclaim.
'Your courage and determination are an inspirational example for all young people to follow.' Bill Clinton, former president of the United States 'What you have done makes me proud to be a human being.' Ben Harper, musician 'I was a member of a large community at the start who thought he was mad. I take my hat off to him.' David Adam, international yachtsman On 31 October 1999, at the age of just eighteen, Jesse Martin sailed into the record books in his yacht Lionheart, by becoming the youngest person ever to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted around the world. Jesse Martin was born for adventure. After learning to sail at fourteen, he travelled along Australia's tropical coast on a flimsy catamaran, and by sixteen he had kayaked through the remote islands of Papua New Guinea an crewed on a yacht sailing from Belize to Tahiti. But the biggest adventure of them all was yet to come. Lionheart is Jesse's story. A story of courage, loneliness and danger, it is also an incredible, gripping, true-life adventure.
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Thea Harrison comes the final story in her spellbinding Moonshadow trilogy… King Oberon reigned over his Dark Court in Lyonesse for centuries until an assassination attempt laid him low. Now he lies unconscious in his snow-bound palace while his Power battles the enchantment that threatens to end his life. A skilled trauma surgeon and magic user, Dr. Kathryn Shaw reigns at the top of her profession in New York. Then comes a challenge she can’t resist—she is asked to cure the incurable. Just getting close enough to try healing Oberon is a dangerous proposition. When she does reach him, he awakens too soon. Roused from darkness by Kathryn’s presence, Oberon confronts the beautiful stranger who claims she wants to save his life. But the enchantment has frozen his emotions. How can he learn to trust her when he can’t feel anything? Oberon’s desire is icy, devoid of all tenderness. Not only must Kathryn match wits with him, she must also fight her reaction to his touch, because there is so much more at stake than her own endangered heart. For the Dark Court faces its most deadly peril yet. Its ancient enemy Isabeau, Queen of the Light Court, is obsessed with its annihilation, and Oberon must be brought to remember his loyalty and affection for his people. Because if he won’t fight for them, Lyonesse itself may very well be destroyed… p.p1 margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 36.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000 span.s1 font-kerning: none
When Lions and Wales rugby star Richard Hibbard crashed into George Smith under a clear night sky in Australia, it felt as though the tremors might have rocked Sydney Harbour Bridge. Smith was the ‘Mr Indestructible’ of Australian rugby, yet he was helped off the pitch. Hooker Hibbard simply shook his trademark blond locks and carried on helping the Lions earn their 2013 series victory. Soon, pictures of "Hibbz" celebrating in the dressing room with James Bond actor Daniel Craig were being beamed around the world. In Lionheart the Ospreys star reflects on his long and often rocky road to the top of world rugby: from his roots in Port Talbot, to his stint with rugby league club Aberavon Fighting Irish, to fighting back from countless serious injuries.