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King's Man

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THE THIRD CRUSADE IS OVER

Richard the Lionheart is bound for England. But with all the princes of Europe united against him . . . can the greatest warrior in Christendom make it safely home?

THE LION IS CHAINED

Captured. Bound. Imprisoned. King Richard's slim hope of salvation rests on one man - a former outlaw, a vengeful earl, a man who scoffs at Holy Mother Church:

ROBIN HOOD

For King and country Robin and his loyal lieutenant Alan Dale will risk all - from blood-soaked battlefields to deadly assassins - to see the Lionheart restored to his rightful throne.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 132 x 201 x 34mm | 340g
  • Sphere
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 map
  • 0751544825
  • 9780751544824
  • 90,002

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A glorious, gritty, violent, fast-moving recreation of an English legend * The Times * Twists, turns, blood and death, ambush and escape is all revealed against a meticulously-researched backdrop. A stunning portrayal of the dark side of the Robin Hood legend, THIS is the outlaw Russell Crowe should have played. * Robert Low * Excellent, well researched and full of detail. Started it a few weeks ago, and have been gripped by it since. Quite simply, it's a great read. * Ben Kane * Angus Donald leads you into the familiar forests of Medieval England...and then all hell breaks loose! Far from the figure of popular legend, Donald's Robin Hood is a brutal, cunning warlord who will let nothing stand in his way. A fresh, lively and welcome take on one of the world's most famous outlaws. And yet, it stirred in me a nostalgia for all the great stories of my childhood; those that thrilled me, inspired me and shaped who I am today. Complex heroes, craven villains, brutal fights...King's Man is a boy's own romp that flies like an arrow from a yew bow * Giles Kristian *
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About Angus Donald

Angus Donald was born in 1965 and 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 the past 15 years, he has been a journalist in Hong Kong, India, Afghanistan and London.
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1,098 ratings
4.2 out of 5 stars
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4 41% (447)
3 16% (177)
2 2% (20)
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