Join Sunday Times bestseller, Ben Kane, as he introduces his new novel, Lionheart.
1179. Henry II's Norman conquerors have swept through England, Wales and Ireland.
Irish nobleman, Ferdia, has been imprisoned in Wales to ensure the good behaviour of his rebellious father. During a skirmish, Ferdia saves the life of the man who would become one of the most legendary warriors to have ever lived: Richard Plantagenet. The Lionheart. Richard takes Ferdia as his squire and they cross the Narrow Sea to resist the rebellious nobles in Aquitaine, laying siege to castles and fighting bloody battles with brutal frequency.
But treachery and betrayal lurk around every corner. Infuriated by his younger brother Richard's growing reputation, King Henry rebels. And Ferdia learns that the biggest threat to Richard's life may not be a foreign army – but Richard's own family . . .
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