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By Martha Rofheart

Richard of britain used to be often called ‘Lionheart’.

He used to be a King unbeaten in conflict.

His sword carved out a godlike legend from the battlefields of France to the blood-soaked sands of the Holy Land.

He was once England’s such a lot romantic and heroic king, a passionate and delicate guy, nice warrior, poet and musician, and a charismatic chief, blindly loved by means of the knights he commanded, deeply enjoyed through multiple lady.

But one girl captured his middle.

She was once a girl unchallenged within the lists of affection.

Blondelza, as daringly self sufficient as she used to be appealing. She lived through her wits and ability at the degree, and refused to yield to any guy who used to be now not her equivalent.

In a royal court docket brimming with political intrigue, gentle alliances, and fierce jealousies, those got here jointly notwithstanding all their global conspired to maintain them aside — proud and loose spirits held in thrall by means of a keenness that threatened to devour them both…

In this masterly novel set during the bloody Crusades and the problematic Courts of affection, the fiery Plantagenet rulers come to lifestyles: Richard’s father, the boorish womanizer, King Henry II; his mom, a mythical good looks and a distinct girl of the medieval international, Eleanor of Aquitaine; his brothers the princes, vying for land and loyalty and tool.

And on the very centre is Richard himself and the lady he enjoyed peculiarly others, the proficient and free-spirited Blondelza, mom of his illegitimate son, who mocked the legislation of God and guy.

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Lev Davidovich would never know if the twelve days during which they remained stranded in that spot in the middle of nowhere ­were due to the delays in the diplomatic consultations or if it was only because of the most devastating snowstorm he’d ever seen, capable of lowering the thermometers to forty degrees below zero. Covered with all of the coats, hats, and blankets at their disposal, they received Seriozha and Anya, who traveled without the children, who ­were still too little to be exposed to those temperatures.

But soon Caridad would feel that those places had an excess of that which she ­wasn’t seeking (men willing to inebriate her to throw her in bed) and something, still undefined, was lacking, something capable of motivating her and reconciling her with her own soul. Then that fine woman, surrounded by luxury and comfort from birth, educated by nuns, an expert rider of Arabian h ­ orses, married to that own­er of factories who was, by his very nature, removed from the feelings of men who worked for their wealth, removed her jewels and attractive clothing and descended in search of the shadiest corners of the city.

He felt that, at that exact moment, his exile was beginning—­true, complete, without any support. Aside from his family and a very few friends who had reiterated their solidarity, he was a man who was overwhelmingly alone. His only useful allies for a battle like the one he had to initiate (how? ) ­were still confined in work camps or had already given in, but all of them remained within the borders of the Soviet ­Union, and his relationship with them was snuffed out by distance, repression, and fear.

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