Shield of Three Lions Author:Pamela Kaufman Shield of Three Lions is breathtaking and exciting--a panoramic tapestry of a novel set in the Middle Ages that weaves the sights, the sounds, the smells, and the pageantry of a magical age with the story of Alix, an extraordinary young heroine. Bawdy, earthy, and full of fascinating detail, this book heralds a new talent who has a spectacular a... more »bility to entertain readers royally.
Nubile Alix is as appealing a heroine as ever r graced the pages of a novel. Resourceful, inventive, and irrepressibly inquisitive, the violently orphaned Slix disguises herself as a boy to seek an audience with King Richard the Lionhearted so that she may regain her plundered estate.
Alix joins a group of less-than-chivalrouss minstrels to gain the ear of the king after being befriended bby a lusty Scot who makes her--as the "boy Alexander"--his blood brother.
Alix, in her boy guise, is more than befriended by the noble and complex Richard the Lionhearted and is chosen to serve him as page in the Holy Crusade. The journey to the Holy Land and the war against the Infidel form the backdrop for one of the most unusual love triangles ever chronicled.
Original in both style and story, Shield of Three Lions is entertaining, full of authentic detail and will surely delight its readers in its unique picture of the time when knighthood was in flower.« less