cover for Lionheart by Sharon Kay Penman unveiled!

Putnam Publishing has revealed the cover for Sharon Kay Penman's Lionheart and I don't know about you but I am totally diggin' it!  October can't get here soon enough in my opinion!

by Sharon Kay Penman

Release Date:  October 4, 2011


They were called “The Devil’s Brood,” though never to their faces. They were the four surviving sons of Henry Plantagenet and Eleanor of Aquitaine. With two such extraordinary parents, much was expected of them. But the eldest—charming yet mercurial—would turn on his
father and, like his brother Geoffrey, meet an early death. When Henry died, Richard would take the throne and, almost immediately, set off for the Holy Land. This was the Third Crusade and it was to be characterized by internecine warfare among the Christians and extraordinary campaigns against the Saracens. And, back in England, by the conniving of Richard’s youngest brother, John, to steal his crown.

In Lionheart, Penman displays her remarkable mastery of historical detail and her acute understanding of human foibles. The result is a powerful story of intrigue, war, and—surprisingly— effective diplomacy, played out against the roiling conflicts of love and loyalty, passion and treachery, all set against the rich textures of the Holy Land.



  1. LOVE the cover and I'm so excited to hear she has a new book coming out!

  2. Is this a sequel to her Elenor of Aquitaine series?

    Anyways, I love Penman. She's my favorite historical fiction writer and this book looks great!!

  3. The cover is indeed very good! Liking it.

  4. I can't believe I have never read anything by her! I keep forgetting about her books. Going to definitely check her out now that you have reminded me! :0)

  5. I have read every one of her books and loved them all!

  6. I too haven't read any books of this author - will keep an eye out for this one.

  7. That is a wonderful cover and it sounds VERY interesting. Thanks!

  8. This sounds so interesting! Thank you, as always, for sharing Amy! XO

  9. This book is a very tempting read. Wish I had it in my hands right now!

  10. Let the countdown begin!!

    Love, love, love Sharon Kay Penman!

  11. What a lovely, beautiful, amazing cover!! Finally, we can get a glimpse! When I first saw it I screamed and jumped and was too happy for words. Let the count down begin.....

  12. Can't wait to read a new novel by SKP!


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