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Free read Ý eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB î Sharon Kay Penman Ewelyn Joanna must decide to which of these powerful men she owes her loyalty and loveA sweeping novel of power and passion loyalty and lives this is the book that began the trilogy that includes FALLS THE SHADOW and THE RECKONIN. Historical fiction writing at its best This is an epic sweeping story of 13th century England and Wales Following Eleanor of Auitaine’s children fighting for power with a Game of Thrones feel this is fast paced and thrilling I felt completely immersed in Medieval life and I can’t wait to read the rest of the trilogy

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Here Be Dragons characters ´ 107 Ó Thirteenth century Wales is a divided country ever at the mercy of England's ruthless power hungry King John Then Llewelyn Prince of North Wales secures an uneasy truce with England by marrying the English king's beloved illegitimate daughter Joanna Reluctant to wed her father's bitter enemy Joanna slowly grows to Thirteenth century Wales is a divided country ever at the mercy of England's ruthless power hungry King John Then Llewelyn Prince of North Wales secures an uneasy truce with England by marrying the English king's beloved illegiti. I really don't think I need to write a long involved review for the truly magnificent and very well known novel 'Here be Dragons' by Sharon Penman I have read it uite a few times over the years I love it and it is my favourite of all Sharon's historical novels Anyone looking on will see lots and lots of reviews with most of them giving glowing accounts of this meticulously researched and written books Even though it is a very long book I never want it to finish for it maintains my full interest and fascination throughout and leaves me always wanting I would recommend it most highly for anyone who enjoys top uality historical novels You won't regret it Thank you Sharon for years of thoroughly exciting and wonderful reading of all your books but especially this one

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Here Be DragonsMate daughter Joanna Reluctant to wed her father's bitter enemy Joanna slowly grows to love her charismatic and courageous husband who dreams of uniting Wales But as John's attentions turn again and again to subduing Wales and Ll. I love to read other people's favorite books Amy M recommended this to me although I don't think she described it as her favorite Just a book she had read a long time ago that she remembered loving Having never even heard of it before I pulled out my super reading powers and gave it a whirlFirst this is NOT an easy read The edition I checked out contained than 700 thin pages of small print Second it's historical fiction about a time in history I had no prior knowledge of 13th century England and Wales Lastly there are many many characters to keep track of most with unusual names and many being interrelatedAll these difficulties aside I really enjoyed this story At its heart is the love story between Llewelyn Prince of North Wales who later became known as Llewelyn the Great and his bride Joanna the illegitimate daughter of England's King John Its development and conflict anchors a story that is forced to span war after war after battle after skirmish after war Really these ancient leaders never stopped fightingThe title Here Be Dragons describes a map making techniue used long ago When map makers had limited or no knowledge of certain areas they wrote Here be dragons on the area with drawings of the mythical creatures to describe this unknown dangerBoth the Welsh people and the Norman french who currently held the English crown really it's all very interesting were suspicious of the other and held strong prejudices against any of its citizens The marriage which could have and should have brought about peace between the two nations only put Joanna who loved both her Norman FrenchEnglish father and eventually her charismatic Welsh husband in the middleAfter I finished reading I spent a good deal of time researching the accuracy of the facts presented in the book Many if not most are true Obviously the fiction comes from the interplay between characters and description of feelings which can't ever be wholly known but I think the author did a great job of infusing historical figures with life The struggles over choosing heirs and the family feuds that any transfer of power creates were believable and likelyMost importantly when applying this history lesson to our current times I realized human nature doesn't change mucheven eight hundred years later The names of the countries may have changed but we still believe there are dragons over in the unknown We still use power and ignorance to fuel our wars and pride and wounded egos to justify themWill the human race ever grow up Time with continue to tell In the meantime I'm happy I read this smart complex and excellent book