Devil's Brood

Devil's Brood

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Devil's Brood has at its heart the implosion of a family, a story of devastating betrayal as King Henry II's three eldest sons and his wife Eleanor enter into a rebellion against him, aligning themselves with his most bitter enemy, Louis of France. But it is also the story of a great king whose brilliance forged an empire but whose blind spots led him to make the most serious misjudgement of his life.Sharon Penman has created a novel of immense power and range, bringing Henry and Eleanor to life in a uniquely vivid way. As two strong-willed, passionate people clash, a family divides and a marriage ends in all but name, an unforgettable trilogy reaches its conclusion.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 752 pages
  • 162 x 240 x 48mm | 972g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Michael Joseph Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0718154657
  • 9780718154653
  • 1,038,896

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'Bloody and violent deaths, tearful betrayals by close relatives, dizzying shifts of power... very convincing' The Times 'Told with such urgent drama... A flowing plot and impressive research fill Sharon Penman's historical novel with political intrigue and bloodshed' Sunday Expressshow more

About Sharon Penman

Sharon Penman is one of the world's leading historical novelists. Her debut, The Sunne in Splendour, was an international bestseller. She has written eight further novels including When Christ and His Saints Slept and Time and Chance, the first two novels in Penman's unforgettable trilogy of King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. She lives in New Jersey.show more

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