Editions. Here be Dragons . Sharon Penman · Paperback. Buy from Buy from – arrow icon. Hive · Waterstones · Amazon. An absorbing. Set in the 13th Century, Here Be Dragons is the story of King John and his England. A paradoxical man, he was charming, generous, clever — and he was. Thirteenth-century Wales is a divided country, ever at the mercy of England’s ruthless, power-hungry King John. Then Llewelyn, Prince of North.

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I LOVE historical fiction. You just know that these people already knew that. I used to have a rule: Did I mention this book is heavy on the history?

Tags in Lost in the Stacks fiction. Penman received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin, she majored in history, and also received a Juris Doctor J. There are dozens o I can’t say enough good things about this book.

Lists with This Book. The turbulent clashes of two disparate worlds and the destinies of the individuals heere between them spring to life in this magnificent novel of power and passion, loyalty and lies.

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We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. He does some incredibly brutal things: Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. After reading the many complimentary reviews, I almost couldn’t sleep I was so excited to get my hands on this book. This is one of the few page books I’ve read where I didn’t feel it could have been any shorter. I had to almost verbally remind myself that he wasn’t my husband and these emotions weren’t really mine, and I didn’t need to apply Joanna’s feelings to my own husband!


Here Be Dragons

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I didn’t like the author’s writing style, treatment of the period, or copious infodumps that were awkwardly wedged into the prose which was pedestrian at bs. Here be Dragons 36 36 Sep 19, Yes, I was happy enough.

Tancred not only denied me my dower rights, he put me in close confinement at Palermo. This is storytelling at its finest. We re-live through 3 kings and endless wars.

At over pages, Here Be Dragons is not hege quick read shaton a particularly easy one. There are many different factions in both England and Wales, and, the way she portrays the conflict, no one is entirely right or entirely wrong. Second, it’s historical fiction about a time in history I had no prior knowledge of – 13th c I love to read other people’s favorite books. A Novel of Tudor Rivals a Welsh Princes 3 books. Review book is from personal collection.


Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman

Here be Dragons by Dharon Kay Penman. Eventually, Joanna gives children to Llewelyn, and so the politics of Wales becomes a heavy topic in the book, as Llewelyn’s first born son from another marriage is threatened by any male heirs that Joanna gives his father.

I get so into the novel I often forget that I am up at 3am on a school night! Apr 04, Annalisa rated it really liked it Recommended to Annalisa by: Ultimately it is a timeless love story, but not just between a couple.

It was a little more romance-y than I expected. Penman is known for providing accurate peenman of historical events and creating strong characterisations. Penman even manages to make King John, widely considered ge of the worst of English monarchs, sympathetic in his fears and inadequacies and his love for his daughter, and Joanna and Llewelyn are just wonderful.