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Dragon's Lair  (Medieval Mystery, Bk 3)
Dragon's Lair - Medieval Mystery, Bk 3
Author: Sharon Kay Penman
The long-awaited third novel in Sharon Kay Penman's much-loved medieval mystery series. Justin de Quincy, the bastard son of a bishop in 12th century England, is featured — July 1193: Richard Lionheart, eldest and most favored son of Dowager Queen Eleanor of Aquitane, languishes in an Austrian dungeon, held for ransom by the Holy Roman Emperor. L...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780399150777
ISBN-10: 0399150773
Publication Date: 10/9/2003
Pages: 304
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4.1 stars, based on 37 ratings
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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Another political mystery with Justin de Quincy
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Good book. Sharon Kay Penman is one of my favorite authors.
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I so enjoy this author's writing. Somehow she makes a story flow so easily that I can't help but move on to the next paragraph, the next page and the next chapter. All too soon it seems I've reached the end of the book.

The hero is the queen's man which means he does her work discreetly and completely. In this novel Richard is imprisoned in Germany and his brother, John, is scheming to steal his throne. Eleanor, mother of both, is trying to free Richard but part of the ransom, that raised in Wales, goes missing presumably stolen by an outlaw band.

It is the task of Justin de Quincy to find the ransom. The queen doesn't really care what happened only that the ransom is recovered so she can free her son. However, what he discovers is much more then a simple robbery and murder. The Welsh prince who collected the ransom blames a relative who is campaigning to win the throne for himself. Complicating the situation is that de Quency's lack of complete fluency of the Welsh language. There is another death when a knight is found with a knife in him but the cause of his death is not the knife but poison. Who, then, is behind the theft of the ransom? To say more would divulge too much of the story and the plot. My advice is if you like historical fiction discover this novel for your self. May you enjoy it as much as I did. I certainly liked this read.
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Another fascinating tale of intrigue concerning Justin, "The Queen's Man," as he meets old friends and newer enemies, all the while trying to figure out the Welsh.

When Justin is caught red-handed by his enemies, his life is forfit. How the author helps Justin survive is right out of an old time movie serial.
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