Biography

Sharon Kay Penman

Sharon Kay Penman is the author of seven critically acclaimed historical novels: THE SUNNE IN SPLENDOUR, HERE BE DRAGONS, FALLS THE SHADOW, THE RECKONING, WHEN CHRIST AND HIS SAINTS SLEPT, TIME AND CHANCE and DEVIL'S BROOD. She has also written four medieval mysteries. Her first was THE QUEEN'S MAN, the queen in question being Eleanor of Aquitaine, a finalist for an Edgar Award for Best First Mystery from the Mystery Writers of America. Her other mysteries are CRUEL AS THE GRAVE, DRAGON'S LAIR and PRINCE OF DARKNESS. She lives in New Jersey.

Sharon Kay Penman

Books by Sharon Kay Penman

by Sharon Kay Penman - Fiction, Historical Fiction

This long-anticipated sequel to LIONHEART is a vivid and heart-wrenching story of the last event-filled years in the life of Richard, Coeur de Lion. Taken captive by the Holy Roman Emperor while en route home, he was to spend 15 months imprisoned, while Eleanor of Aquitaine moved heaven and earth to raise the exorbitant ransom. For the five years remaining to him, betrayals, intrigues, wars and illness were ever present.

by Sharon Kay Penman - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Richard I has been known mainly as an absentee king, leaving England to rot while he was off gallivanting in the Holy Land. This novel --- a stirring brew of 12th-century politics, religion and romance --- tells a more intriguing story.