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Prince of Darkness (The Queen's Man Book 4) Kindle Edition
DECEMBER, AD 1193. England lies uneasy, a land without a king. Richard the Lionheart languishes in an Austrian dungeon and his brother John hungers for the crown. In the Lionheart's stead, Eleanor of Aquitaine rules. She is determined to prevent the outbreak of civil war, but the land is riven by treachery and there are few men she can trust.
Justin de Quincy is one of the few. Sharp-witted, bastard-born, he is the Queen's most trusted agent, a foil to John's machinations. But now John himself has asked for de Quincy's aid. A powerful conspiracy threatens the course of history and de Quincy will have to prove his mettle – or find an early grave – as he searches for its dark heart.
'Masterfully told... Penman's authentic period details, larger-than-life characters, and fast-paced plot add up to great reading for both mystery fans and history buffs.' ― Booklist --This text refers to the paperback edition.
A new historical crime novel from the bestselling author of LIONHEART, set in and around the court of Eleanor of Aquitaine.--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B00EXC3PDA
- Publisher : Head of Zeus (1 April 2014)
- Language : English
- File size : 1439 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 340 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 23,674 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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There is a wide cast of believable characters: the good, the bad, the beautiful, the honourable and those who would slit a throat without mercy. Justin and his companions discover much that could put their lives at risk, and at one point it seems that a lingering death in a gruesome dungeon will be the sad end to his life.
This is a well plotted story featuring the people and events behind the lavish court and its ruthless Plantagenet jostling for ultimate power and a very good one it is. In particular, the beautiful pilgrimage destination, Mont St Michel, is wonderfully described. The further adventures of Justin de Quincey are not to be missed.