Falls the Shadow

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H. Holt, 1988 - Fiction - 580 pages
12 Reviews
" A marvelous literary and historical achievement...Impossible to put down." THE BOSTON HERALDThis is Simon de Montfort's story--and the story of King Henry III, as weak and changeable as Montfort was brash and unbending. It is a saga of two opposing wills that would later clash in a storm of violence and betrayal, a story straight from the pages of history that brings the world of the thirteenth century comletely, provocatively, and magnificently alive. Above all, this is a story of conflict and treachery, of human frailty and broken legends, a tale of pageantry and grandeur that is as unforgettable as it is real....

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User Review  - Pmaurer - LibraryThing

Second in the Welch trilogy. Tale of Simon de Montfort, King Henry, and the grandson of prince Llywellen. Not as riveting as Here Be Dragons, but a good read nevertheless. On to the final section of the trilogy. Read full review

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User Review  - maureene87 - LibraryThing

Welsh history! Okay, for those of you who don’t know (probably most of you) I’ve been mildly obsessed with Wales since I read The Grey King in middle school. Anyway, this is the second in Penman’s ... Read full review

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About the author (1988)

Sharon Kay Penman was born in New York City on August 13, 1945. She received a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Texas at Austin and a Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers University School of Law. She worked as a tax lawyer before becoming a full-time writer. She wrote The Sunne in Splendour, which chronicled the life of Richard III, while she was a student and a tax lawyer. After finishing the manuscript, her only copy was stolen from her car. She eventually rewrote the book and it was published in 1982. Her other works include Here Be Dragons, The Reckoning, When Christ and His Saints Slept, The Queen's Man, Cruel as the Grave, Dragon's Lair, Prince of Darkness, Lionheart and A King's Ransom. She won the 2001 Career Achievement Award for Historical Mysteries from Romantic Times.

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