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The Prince of Poison

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Publisher Comments:

In the long-awaited conclusion to the Alix of Wanthwaite trilogy, Alix finds herself pregnant with the child of Richard the Lionheart--the rightful heir to the throne--even as she runs from his ruthless brother, Prince John, who seeks to kill her and the baby to ensure his own place as king.

Review:

"This brisk if jumbled historical romance concludes the author's trilogy about Lady Alix of Wanthwaite, a 13th-century English noblewoman whom trouble seems to follow. Most pressingly, King John, the prince of the title, believes Lady Alix to be carrying the bastard son of his dead brother Richard the Lion-Hearted — i.e., the rightful heir — so John marks her and her unborn child for death. After biting the king's member at the climax of a highly improbable but winningly bawdy opening chase scene, Alix, who narrates, escapes back to England with the help of Norman Jews and has the baby — a boy, natch. Unfortunately her legal husband and true love, the Scotsman Enoch, has thought her dead, and remarried, and John is soon back on the trail of Alix and son Theo. Alix and Theo are separated, and John eventually tracks Theo down. John does not relent, but Alix has connections, and Enoch is never completely out of the picture. Kaufman, who lives in L.A., mixes sound historiography and vivid dialogue with implausible events; this follow-up to Banners of Gold gets good mileage out of genre conventions. (Apr.) " Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

In The Prince of Poison, the long-awaited conclusion to the Alix of Wanthwaite trilogy, Alix finds herself pregant with the child of Richard the Lionheart--the rightful heir to the throne--even as she runs from his ruthless brother, Prince John, who seeks to kill her and the baby to ensure his own place as king. Through sheer determination, Alix makes her way to Paris and finds shelfter with her old friend Bonel. There is no safe harbor for Alix and her child, and they are separated soon after he is born. Nox Alix is determined to return to England and be reunited with her child and her beloved Enoch, the husband she was forced to leave behind. But she returns to find a very different England--one laid to waste by the greedy Prince John. To restore peace and justice to England and reclaim what's left of her former life, Alix joins an alliance of northern lords who pledge to end the reign of the prince of posion.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400080632
Author:
Kaufman, Pamela
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
British
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Great Britain History John, 1199-1216.
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
7.68x5.82x.93 in. .69 lbs.

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Product details 432 pages Three Rivers Press (CA) - English 9781400080632 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This brisk if jumbled historical romance concludes the author's trilogy about Lady Alix of Wanthwaite, a 13th-century English noblewoman whom trouble seems to follow. Most pressingly, King John, the prince of the title, believes Lady Alix to be carrying the bastard son of his dead brother Richard the Lion-Hearted — i.e., the rightful heir — so John marks her and her unborn child for death. After biting the king's member at the climax of a highly improbable but winningly bawdy opening chase scene, Alix, who narrates, escapes back to England with the help of Norman Jews and has the baby — a boy, natch. Unfortunately her legal husband and true love, the Scotsman Enoch, has thought her dead, and remarried, and John is soon back on the trail of Alix and son Theo. Alix and Theo are separated, and John eventually tracks Theo down. John does not relent, but Alix has connections, and Enoch is never completely out of the picture. Kaufman, who lives in L.A., mixes sound historiography and vivid dialogue with implausible events; this follow-up to Banners of Gold gets good mileage out of genre conventions. (Apr.) " Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , In The Prince of Poison, the long-awaited conclusion to the Alix of Wanthwaite trilogy, Alix finds herself pregant with the child of Richard the Lionheart--the rightful heir to the throne--even as she runs from his ruthless brother, Prince John, who seeks to kill her and the baby to ensure his own place as king. Through sheer determination, Alix makes her way to Paris and finds shelfter with her old friend Bonel. There is no safe harbor for Alix and her child, and they are separated soon after he is born. Nox Alix is determined to return to England and be reunited with her child and her beloved Enoch, the husband she was forced to leave behind. But she returns to find a very different England--one laid to waste by the greedy Prince John. To restore peace and justice to England and reclaim what's left of her former life, Alix joins an alliance of northern lords who pledge to end the reign of the prince of posion.
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