*~*First Edition, First Printing Copy. Stated "First Edition" along with the full number line on the copyright page. Published by Henry Holt & Co. in 1985. A nice clean book, used, but still in very good condition, has its original $19.95 dust jacket accompanying the book. This book has an original owner name on the front free endpaper otherwise no other markings within such as underlines, notes or highlighting, book binding is tight, and pages are clean. This is a hardcover edition copy. If you have questions, please contact us here. We offer an unconditional 100% Money-back Guarantee! if you do not want the item for any reason. All return are accepted *~*. Bookseller Inventory #
Thirteenth-century Wales is a divided country, ever at the mercy of England?s ruthless, power-hungry King John. Llewelyn, Prince of North Wales, secures an uneasy truce by marrying the English king?s beloved illegitimate daughter, Joanna, who slowly grows to love her charismatic and courageous husband. But as John?s attentions turn again and again to subduing Wales---and Llewelyn---Joanna must decide where her love and loyalties truly lie.
The turbulent clashes of two disparate worlds and the destinies of the individuals caught between them spring to life in this magnificent novel of power and passion, loyalty and lies. The book that began the trilogy that includes Falls the Shadow and The Reckoning, Here Be Dragons brings thirteenth-century England, France, and Wales to tangled, tempestuous life.
From the Publisher:
As a publisher I have been lucky to be able to visit bookstores all over the country, independent and chain alike. What interests me first about these stores is what titles are being displayed in the 'Staff Recommends' section of the store. It is here that you can find treasured, beloved books quite dear to someone who works in the stores, someone waiting quite eagerly for the chance to hand sell their recommended titles.
It is in these Staff Recommend sections that I kept on seeing our Penman's titles, HERE BE DRAGONS, FALLS THE SHADOW, THE RECKONING and also SUNNE IN SPLENDOUR and WHEN CHRIST AND HIS SAINTS SLEPT.
It's funny, you can sell something for years before you notice that the author has been quietly making a powerful impact on people everywhere.
I started with HERE BE DRAGONS and I have never looked back. Her trilogy of the decline of the Welsh kings ( DRAGON, FALLS THE SHADOW and THE RECKONING)is a holiday gift I give year after year, and I'm happy to say they have always been embraced and loved. From my 15 year old niece to my 70 year old mother and many ages in between, all readers are enchanted and transported to a land and an age gone forever. But Penman makes them live forever in our minds and hearts with fantastic, unforgettable characters and wonderful history. HERE BE DRAGONS is such a great title--medieval mapmakes would write those words across any part of the map that was unknown.. a wonderful metaphor for how little the Welsh and English knew of each other.
SUNNE IN SPLENDOUR--Warning: This is not Shakespeare's Richard III. In this novel, Richard is a victim of circumstance and man vilified by the Tudors, but here presented as a decent and normal man, a man of conscience.
AND he is not a murderer. Yes, those princes did die, but not by Richard's hand.
WHEN CHRIST AND HIS SAINTS SLEPT
Another wonderful title, for it refers to the 15 years of England's darkest time-the civil war between the cousins Queen Maud and King Steven. England was deserted, for Christ and his saints were sleeping. I had never even heard of these royals. Queen Maud was the legitimate heir to the throne, but a woman, and there fore not fit to rule. She is also the mother of Henry, who later married Eleanor of Aquitaine . Pretty heady stuff, more incredible men and women, another book to get totally lost in.
Although it has been years since all these books were first published, I can name 5 stores I have been in in the past 3 months that have one of these titles in the Staff Recommends section.
-Alice Kesterson, Ballantine Regional Sales Manger
Title: Here Be Dragons Penman, Sharon Kay
Binding: Jun 01, 1985
Book Condition: Collectible; Very Good
Book Description Holt, Rinhart and Winston. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2744913098
Book Description Holt, Rinhart and Winston, 1985. Book Condition: Good. 1st. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP10713079
Book Description Holt, Rinhart and Winston. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Bookseller Inventory # G0030627737I5N10
Book Description Holt, Rinhart and Winston. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0030627737I5N00
Book Description Holt, Rinhart and Winston. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Dust Cover Missing. Bookseller Inventory # G0030627737I5N01
Book Description Holt, Rinhart and Winston. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust jacket in acceptable condition. Book club edition. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. Bookseller Inventory # 1309047741
Book Description Holt, Rinhart and Winston 1985-06-01, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 0030627737 Some wear, but still a good reading copy. A portion of your purchase of this book will be donated to non-profit organizations. Over 1,000,000 satisfied customers since 1997! We ship daily M-F. Choose expedited shipping (if available) for much faster delivery. Delivery confirmation on all US orders. Bookseller Inventory # Z0030627737Z3
Book Description Holt Rinehart Winston, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1985. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Kinuko Y. Craft (illustrator). First Edition/First Printing. Nice book with scant page edge soil. Jacket nicked, couple of short tears. Book has sustained a fairly significant bump along bottom front board edge. Bookseller Inventory # 34225
Book Description Holt Rinehart Winston, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1985. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Kinuko Y. Craft (illustrator). First Edition/First Printing. Spine a bit concave from reading, mild soiling to fore edge pages. Jacket nicked. Shows some use but still a representative copy. Bookseller Inventory # 36018
Book Description Holt Rinehart & Winston, New York, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. First Edition - First Printing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First edition, first printing with a full number line starting with a 1. The bottom page edges sustained a substantial bump which has affected some 130 pages causing creasing to the leaves. It is otherwise a fine copy, straight and tight and clean, in a very good or better dust jacket, now in a clear removable protective cover. The jacket has a 2 cm closed tear to the bottom front panel, shows light wear to the extremities, is moderately sunned at the flaps. The author's second book, bringing ".the thirteenth century fully to life". Focused on the lives of King John of England, and Llewelyn ab Iorwerth, a Welsh prince, and his wife Joanna, bastard daughter of John. Terrific historical romantic fiction. Heavy book, additional postage for overseas orders. Not inscribed, price clipped, remaindered or otherwise marked. Bookseller Inventory # 011369