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by Graham Shelby

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Author: Graham Shelby
ISBN: 0002211890
Language: English
Pages: 256 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services (September 1973)
Rating: 4.8
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Graham Shelby (18 September 1939 – 20 December 2016) was a British historical novelist.

Graham Shelby (18 September 1939 – 20 December 2016) was a British historical novelist. The Knights of Dark Renown (1969), set in the Kingdom of Jerusalem during the reigns of Baldwin IV, Baldwin V and Queen Sibylla, majoring on the real-life knights Balian of Ibelin, Raynald of Châtillon and their arch-enemy Saladin.

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The Knights of Dark Renown and The Kings of Vain Intent were translated into German as Ritter der Finsternis in 1975, and The Devil is Loose and The Wolf at the Door as Der ertrinkende Eber in 1980. Lask, Thomas (July 16, 1971). Retrieved 1 June 2011. The theme of Graham Shelby's superior historical fiction is found in its title.

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Comments (2)
Nalmergas
Well-written and fast-moving retelling of the reign of Richard the Lionheart starting with the death of his father the redoubtable Henry II through his own death from a crossbow shot as he lay siege to yet another castle. This novel is quite short, compacting many years into few pages, but nothing of note is missed, including Richard's journey to the Holy Land as he goes on crusade, his capture in Austria, captivity and ultimate release which gives rise to the famous remark by Philip of France and the book's title. The main players in the tale are Henry's two remaining sons, Richard and John Lackland, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine and William Marshall, who faithfully served the entire Plantagenet dynasty one-by-one. The novel's main strength is Graham's able psychological portrayal of these historical figures. Not a painstaking narrative, but a very satisfying overview of one of England's most famous medieval kings . Highly recommended.
Mora
The Devil is Loose is actually the third book in a series by Graham Shelby, but since the first two books are set in Jerusalem during the time of King Baldwin IV and King Baldwin V, which isn't my thing, I felt safe in skipping those two. And it worked well....you can easily pick up the story here. This novel centers around King Richard the Lionhearted. As the story begins, all of Henry and Eleanor's children are dead with only Richard and John remaining. The storyline moves along quickly and although stereotypes are indulged in (Henry as the stubborn old man who somewhat gets what he has coming to him, Eleanor the sharp and politically minded Queen, Richard the possibly-homosexual and in love with the King of France), Shelby writes the story well.

What really stands out is Shelby's characterization of John - he creates the smarmiest character I've read in quite a while and it really is fun. He tries hard to reconcile the warrior Richard continually forgiving John's plots and schemes and for the most part, it works.

There is a sequel to this book titled The Wolf at the Door, by the way. These books are all long out of print and hard to find, but if you see copies at a used bookstore, don't hesitate to pick them up.