Prince Of Darkness by Sharon Kay Penman

Prince Of Darkness

I did it!  I finally finished the fourth (and so far, final) book in Penman’s Justin de Quincy series.  I don’t know how she does it.   Every book in the series has a creative, new mystery that features another facet of the story of Richard Lionheart and his rival/brother John.

In this book, Justin de Quincy is called to France to help the very person he dislikes, the enemy of his King – John.  Surprisingly, de Quincy realizes that he should lend his assistance here, because the plot he is called to unearth would harm the king as well as his brother.

I love how Penman presents a well-researched work of historical fiction, wrapped around a fictional mystery.  She portrays characters that are charming and a narrative that is engrossing.

Now I just have to find time to squeeze in Ransom, the sequel to Penman’s wonderful work about King Richard.

4 stars (out of 5)
Published in 2006
336 pages

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