The King's Assassin

The King's Assassin

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AD 1215: The year of Magna Carta - and Robin Hood's greatest battle The yoke of tyranny King John is scheming to reclaim his ancestral lands in Europe, raising the money for new armies by bleeding dry peasants and nobles alike, not least the Earl of Locksley - the former outlaw Robin Hood - and his loyal man Sir Alan Dale. The call to arms As rebellion brews across the country and Robin Hood and his men are dragged into the war against the French in Flanders, a plan is hatched that will bring the former outlaws and their families to the brink of catastrophe - a plan to kill the King. The roar of revolution England explodes into bloody civil war and Alan and Robin must decide who to trust - and who to slaughter. And while Magna Carta might be the answer to their prayers for peace, first they will have to force the King to submit to the will of his people ...
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Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 157 x 239 x 37mm | 700g
  • Sphere
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 075155197X
  • 9780751551976
  • 430,693

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This fantastic novel, dark and sad in places, thrilling and colourful in others, challenges Hollywood's interpretation of Robin Hood Sunday Express
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About Angus Donald

Angus Donald was educated at Marlborough College and Edinburgh University. He has worked as a fruit-picker in Greece, a waiter in New York and as an anthropologist studying magic and witchcraft in Indonesia. For twenty years, he was a journalist in Hong Kong, India, Afghanistan and London. He now has two children with his wife Mary and he lives and writes in a medieval farmhouse in rural Kent.
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