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The Stain of Treason

(John Plantagenet Trilogy #2)

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The Angevin Empire has been claimed by a new king. Richard, the elder surviving legitimate son of King Henry II of England, is universally accepted as his father's successor. However, Richard is not as interested in remaining in Europe to rule his inherited lands as in acquiring the money and means to travel to the middle east, where he intends to prosecute a war against t ...more
Kindle Edition, 381 pages
Published August 2013 by Durovernum Press
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Pat K
Jul 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
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I've noticed , with historic trilogies, the middle book often drags the material out to fill the book. Book 2 of the Plantagenet Trilogy sees Richard the Lionheart ascend to the English throne and then leave for the crusades, leaving his younger brother, John, in a limbo situation. John wreaks havoc and attempts to undermine Richards position as King. Even though the book is a little slow in parts it was still an engaging, enjoyable read. Throughout my reading I stopped to check the ac
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Christine Cazeneuve
Dec 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this book so much more than the first one. Didn't jump around like the first and you really got to know the people so much more deeply. I'm still not convinced with the theory that John did everything in revenge for the death of his father and his behavior was based on that but its historical fiction after all and I do like to read different takes. An good story and look forward to reading the final book in the trilogy.
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Nov 22, 2014 rated it liked it
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When King Henry II dies, his oldest surviving son, Richard, naturally assumes the throne much to John's dismay. John felt it should go to him since he was his father's favorite, but all he knows how to do is be envious, angry, and still spoiled. He is a coward and blames everyone for his problems except looking to himself. Queen Eleanor, his mother, will come to the side as long as it isn't against her favorite, Richard. John wrecks havoc with the kingdom when Richard is on Crusade
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Kathleen
Apr 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Jan Foxall's King John series has been excellent so far and I very much enjoyed this book.A different slant on John's life as being the youngest child of a turbulent family. The author likes John and I did also, despite some huge lapses on his part.

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