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The Prince of Poison (Alix of Wanthwaite #3)

3.51  ·  Rating details ·  187 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
For decades, Pamela Kaufman has entertained a loyal readership with the mesmerizing and often hilarious adventures of Alix of Wanthwaite, madcap medieval beauty. In Shield of Three Lions, the unflappable Alix braved the crusades dressed as a man to spar with the king of England over her birthright. Banners of Gold saw her taken hostage, drawn into a web of international po ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published April 11th 2006 by Broadway Books (first published 2006)
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Sverre
This is the third book in the Alix of Wanthwaite trilogy. I rated the first four stars, the second five but this one only three. The first third of this book kept my attention but from then on, until close to the end, it was mostly a chore to keep up with the treks on horseback across England and Wales, the murderous atrocities and rampages of King John, the innumerable gatherings and negotiations between the Barons and the Archbishop for a charter of rights, Alix’s unresolved marriage situation ...more
Sherry Chiger
Oct 26, 2012 rated it it was ok
The Shield of Three Lions and Banners of Gold, the first two novels featuring Alix of Wainthwaite, were delightly bawdy romps through the Crusades and the reign of Richard the Lion-Hearted. All the characters--the purely fictional as well as the historical ones such as Richard the Lion-Hearted and Elinor of Aquitaine--were depicted as utterly human and believable. And though author Kaufman didn't shy away from issues such as the treatment of Jews and the subjugation of women in the 12th century, ...more
Val
Apr 01, 2008 rated it liked it
Had to wait above ten years for the author to finally publish this last installment!!! It's funny -- book one seemed like it had a final conclusion. Then, surprisingly, there actually was a sequel, which ended with a cliff-hanger. Then it took FOREVER for this final book. It was a good conclusion to Alix's story. Not as good as the first two, but still a good story with lots of historical information.
Al
Oct 24, 2010 rated it liked it
The third book in the trilogy finds Alix of Wanthwaite as she attempts to elude King John after the death of Richard the Lionheart and her return to England from France. The book will be enjoyed most if you have read at least the previous book, Banners of Gold.
Bookish
not bad but a predictable end to this trilogy. i was a bit disappointed.
Lindsey
May 26, 2014 rated it did not like it
I couldn't finish this book. I was expecting a much stronger Alix than this plot provided as I've read in other books.
Lori
Jan 17, 2008 rated it liked it
I'm glad to finally know Alix's fate. While I think this book is less well written (and fraught with typos) it is an enjoyable read albeit a tad harlequin here and there.
Laura Fischer
Oct 17, 2008 rated it liked it
I enjoyed the book but was really disappointed with the conclusion. That's it? I am always frustrated when I get to the last page.
Erin
Jan 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Love love love this series and all the characters in it.
Holly
Sep 24, 2010 rated it it was ok
You really have to read shield of three lions and banners of gold to understand this book so if you're interested start at the beginning. The shield of three lions is by far the best of the lot.
Natalie
May 27, 2007 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: no one
Shelves: series, 2006
Save your time, don't read it!

Keri
Apr 27, 2008 marked it as to-read
OK the last book left me hanging so I will have to add this to my to read list.
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Pamela Kaufman, Ph.D., is the author of the bestselling medieval novels Shield of Three Lions and Banners of Gold. She lives in Los Angeles.
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