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, Shield of Three Lions heralds the talent of Pamela Kauf... more »man, who has a spectacular ability to entertain readers royally.
Youthful Alix is as appealing a heroine as ever graced the pages of a novel. Resourceful, inventive and irrepressibly inquisitive, the violently orphaned Alix 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-chivalrous minstrels to gain the ear of the king after being befriended by a Scot who makes her - as the "boy Alexander" - his "blood brother".
Alix, in her boy-guise, is also befriended by the noble and complex Richard the Lionhearted and is chosen to serve him as page in the Third 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.« less