The Lord of Ireland

The Lord of Ireland

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John is a prince without prospect of a crown. As the youngest son of Henry II, he has long borne the hated nickname 'Lackland'. When warring tribes and an ambitious Anglo-Norman lord threaten Henry's reign in Ireland, John believes his time has finally come. Henry is dispatching him there with a mighty force to impose order.

Yet it is a thwarted young man who arrives on the troubled isle. John has not been granted its kingship--he is merely the Lord of Ireland, destined never to escape his father's shadow. Unknown to John, Henry has also sent his right-hand man, Sir Benedict Palmer, to root out the traitors he fears are working to steal the land from him.

But Palmer is horrified when John disregards Henry's orders and embarks on a campaign of bloodshed that could destroy the kingdom. Now Palmer has to battle the increasingly powerful Lord of Ireland. Power, in John's hands, is a murderous force--and he is only just beginning to wield it.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 139.7 x 208.28 x 27.94mm | 362.87g
  • Thomas & Mercer
  • Seattle, United States
  • English
  • 1503951936
  • 9781503951938
  • 2,526,483

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"The action is apace and the plot moves swiftly. As a stand-alone novel, this book more than holds its own. A great follow-up to the first two books in the series--and highly recommended." --Historical Novels Review

"The Lord of Ireland is definitely one historical adventure thriller that should be on your reading list." --Oh, for the Hook of a Book!
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1,560 ratings
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4 42% (654)
3 14% (215)
2 3% (47)
1 1% (19)
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