One woman's courage will decide the fate of the English crown.
The Heart of the Lion is King Richard the Lionheart's England at its most tumultuous. His kingdom teeters on the verge of a bloody war, with the victor taking the crown and death the punishment to the vanquished.
The English countryside roils in the throes of political upheaval as King Richard sails from defeat in the Holy Lands to fight another war at home. A war against his own blood. The irascible and treacherous Prince John seeks to usurp the throne behind his brother's back.
But waylaid on his return voyage, Richard must fight to remain alive and free deep within his enemies' lands, while Princess Joanna and Queen Eleanor struggle to uncover John's growing cabal.
Now only Joanna stands brave enough between her brothers. She must risk her life to save her mother and her king. For the prince vows to destroy any who dare step between him and the crown.
Among a trustworthy few, Sir Meirik emerges as the knight Joanna relies on to help her thwart her brother's play for the throne. Together they must infiltrate John's sinister world of betrayal, lust and power to unearth his treachery before he can succeed. In her darkest hour, Joanna must dig into her soul to gain the courage necessary to keep John from the throne.
The Heart of the Lion vividly portrays a woman whose courage is paramount to saving an entire kingdom. Non-stop action and intrigue unfold on both English soil and on the continent as a brother and sister fight to remain free and alive against their enemies.
This engrossing story is a must read for all medieval enthusiasts.
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