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Karin | 7481 comments Set in the late twelfth and early thirteenth century, this is a novel centering on King John, arguably the worst British king ever, his daughter Joanna/Joan and Llewellyn Ab Iowert (anglicized spelling of LLwellyn). There is a summary, so I'll simply say that while it was well written and Penman tells you at the end which characters she made up and which ones she made guesses at, etc, I have simply read enough of this sort of family saga/political/long historical fiction type of book. If you like this sort of thing, or this is an area of history you enjoy reading novels about, then I recommend it.


Booknblues | 6893 comments I read this years ago and loved it then. I still love anything set in the middle ages and Penman does a great deal of research so appreciate her .


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Karin | 7481 comments Booknblues wrote: "I read this years ago and loved it then. I still love anything set in the middle ages and Penman does a great deal of research so appreciate her ."

I can see that people could really like this book. I actually recommended this book IRL to someone who loves this part of history as does his dad. In fact, his dad has Saxon as part of his email address--a real history buff.


Booknblues | 6893 comments All of Penman's work is good.


Karin | 7481 comments Booknblues wrote: "All of Penman's work is good."

I'm sure, and I wish I'd found her earlier when I was into this time frame of historical fiction, etc.


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Joanne (joabroda1) | 8436 comments Karin wrote: "Set in the late twelfth and early thirteenth century, this is a novel centering on King John, arguably the worst British king ever, his daughter Joanna/Joan and Llewellyn Ab Iowert (anglicized spel..."

I only liked this book, but I went ahead and read the next, then ext-they do get better!


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