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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