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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 ***SIGNED***
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston
Publication Date: 1985
Binding: Hard Cover
Illustrator: Kinuko Craft
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st. Edition, 1st. Printing.
Book Description Holt, Rinhart and Winston, 1985. Book Condition: Good. 1st. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP3975892
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
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Book Description Holt, Rinhart and Winston, 1985. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: "A masterful picture of Wales in the 13th century.vivdly pictured as grandly beautiful, its people volatile, stubborn and mystic."THE SAN DIEGO UNIONThirteenth-century Wales is a divided country, ever at the mercy of England's ruthless, power-hungry King John. Then Llewelyn, Prince of North Wales, secures an uneasy truce with England by marrying the English king's beloved, illegitimate daughter, Joanna. Reluctant to wed her father's bitter enemy, Joanna slowly grows to love her charismatic and courageous husband who dreams of uniting Wales. But as John's attentions turn again and again to subduing Wales--and Llewelyn--Joanna must decide to which of these powerful men she owes her loyalty and love.A sweeping novel of power and passion, loyalty and lives, this is the book that began the trilogy that includes FALLS THE SHADOW and THE RECKONING. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_0030627737
Book Description Book Condition: Good. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97800306277364.0
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. Nice book with scant page edge soil. Jacket nicked, couple of short tears. Bookseller Inventory # 33241
Book Description Holt, Rinhart and Winston, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SKU3871261
Book Description Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 9.5" x 6.5" x 2.25". Previous owner's name on ffep. Some wear along the DJ edges. Some rubbing wear to DJ. Slight discoloration to pages. THIS IS A HEAVY AND OVERSIZE BOOK. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES. PLEASE CONTACT SELLER prior TO PLACING AN ORDER FOR AN ESTIMATE CHARGE. Bookseller Inventory # 108767
Book Description Book Condition: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97800306277363.0