❰Read❯ ➭ Lionheart (Making of England, #4) Author Stewart Binns – Golanvideoagency.info
One of, if not the, best historical fiction books that I ve ever read Binns has managed to find a way to skilfully combine gripping fiction with informative historical accuracy, and has been able to provide me with an insight into the life and reign of our king, Richard I. Lionheart Is The Latest Thrilling Historical Novel In Stewart Binns S Epic Making Of England Series EnglandKing Henry II Reigns Over A Vast Empire That Stretches The Length Of Britain And Reaches The Foothills Of The Pyrenees But He Is Aging, And His Powerful And Ambitious Sons Are RestlessHenry S Third Son, Richard Of Aquitaine, Is Developing A Fearsome Reputation For Being A Ruthless Warrior Arrogant And Conceited He Earns The Name Richard Lionheart For His Bravery And Brutality On The BattlefieldAfter The Death Of His Brothers, Richard S Impatience To Take The Throne, And Gain The Immense Power That Being King Over A Vast Empire Would Bring Him, Leads Him To Form An Alliance With FranceAnd So, Richard Begins His Bloody Quest To Return The Holy Land To Christian RuleStewart Binns Making Of England Series Features Conquest, Crusade, Anarchy And His Latest Historical Page Turner, Lionheart Stewart Binns has written an engrossing biographical novel of the life of King Richard I, known as the Lionheart, the son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine Richard was a fascinating historical character, one of legendary acclaim At the tender age of 16, Richard successfully led his first army to a victorious win against rebels who thwarted his father History describes him as a valiant, courageous, competent military leader Wise, gallant, and shrewd, he was fair, generous, but could also be ruthless and unwavering Stewart Binns has done an exemplary job of bringing to life this fascinating man with all his faults, endearing qualities, and struggles Of all the books written on Richard the Lionheart, this novel was particularly compelling because the author has a talent for writing historical facts without drowning the reader in an over abundance of mundane political and historical detail Truly, the story was easy to follow, with each character being adequately introduced and easily remembered Poignant interactions, intense battle scenes, and rich storytelling all worked together to splendidly keep me enthralled to the end Brilliant descriptions made me feel as if I could reach out and touch Richard the duke, the knight, the warrior This is truly one of the best books of Richard the Lionheart I have ever read A men s adventure tale definitely worth reading. Overall a bit disappointing Whilst Richard I is an interesting subject matter and character, this book doesn t fully get that across The truncated timespan, a whole life in one book, means that most of the details are lost The annoying use of first person for the main protagonist jars too Unless you are really interested in Middle English history, give this a miss This was a great book to read for enjoyment purposes It actually has inspired me to lookinto the history of the many races that contributed to the development of Britians mighty history.It s absolutely mind boggling how many different ethnic groups there were, and how they all intertwined to develop one of the most intense empires historically. Ok Interesting account of Malik Ric s reign and times. quite a spellbinding read Review I have had to do some thinking about this review, i feel a need to explain my feelings without them being misinterpreted, So Im not a member of the BNP, im not a fan of UKIP who are BNP but without the courage to sign up fr them IMHO what i am proud of is being English, im not a raving flag waving, bulldog tattoo d bloke I have come to love my country despite the national need to feel embarrassed about it, to feel if you celebrate St Georges day you are a racist My love of history has not hindered that love of nation, in fact it has deepened it, to read and understand what this tiny nation has achieved is quite simply astounding.So its always been great to read each and every book in this series by Stewart Binns, a series that from the start pulls together the different races nations that have attacked, conquered invaded and interbred with this mongrel nation that calls itself Great Britain Anyone who reads this series should take heart, seeing how our national identity has been formed, forged in battle, mixed nations providing different temperaments and skills and behaviours The Saxons the, normals, the celts, the pics, the romans, the Danes etc We are now adding the dogged hard working poles eastern block nations, the history, passion and mystery of asia, the African nations etc. This will all for me make Britain a greater nation in the long run.I apologise for going all nationalistic in a review, but that the joy of this series, this is how it makes me feel, proud The story of Richard is im sure told with some poetic licence, regarding his alleged family history, and the talisman But he plot, the characters, the emotion of the story, that is classy writing That is something that makes it a must read The story of the Priest Alun and the Princesses is one that will leave many a damp eye The pride of a friend like Ranulph is something everyone should enjoy, reading about his pride in his king and his friendship is a joy Its just great to read a story with such a deep feeling of pride clear in the plot voice, and clearly shown by the author.The only negative I have with this book is that its the end of the series I shall miss it, but also i look forward to what comes next from this author This book should appeal to so many readers, and don t be put off by my ravings about England, that s just how I feel reading this series, how Stewart Binns brings to the fore each element that makes up the core psyche of the Brit, where that spirit of adventure and action may have been developed in the cauldron of history.Recommended Parm The thing that is most striking about Binns Making Of England series is that it is so inconsistent.The opening book, Conquest, was a fantastic, really engaging read which gave me high hopes for the sequel Hopes which were dashed as soon as I read the disappointing Crusade Just to get worse, the next book, based around the civil war between Stephen of Blois and the Empress Matilda was beyond irritating as the author seemed to experiment by switching to writing in present tense rather than past tense.To anyone remotely familiar with the life story of Richard I, aka the Lionheart, to whatever degree, will already be incredibly aware of what will happen over the course of the book, the events that take place and twists etc Therefore the key for the author is to add something or someone into the story to whatever integral position that makes the story stand out or adds an interesting sub plot to keep you interested, in a way that Simon Scarrow does in his book on the 16th Century siege of Malta, Sword Scimitar.Sadly, Binns attempts this but it is done in such a languid, lacklustre manner that it feels utterly superfluous and practically irrelevant This lack of an additional source of intrigue and the relatively staid nature of the characters, when combined with the already obvious pattern of events, means that there is little redeemable about this book.The best way I could describe the effect of reading this book would be the following Imagine if you had a sudden craving for cake, you stroll into the patisserie and see all the eclairs, the bears paws and the Danish pastries amongst others, only to walk out with a dry victoria sponge Yes, it s a cake and it fills a hole, but there are other much nicer,indulgent,tasty cakes out there that you could have had instead.