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The Prince of Poison (Alix of Wanthwaite #3)
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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Apr 24, 2013 Sverre rated it liked it
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
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
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.
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.More about Pamela Kaufman...
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