Lion Heart (Hardcover)
A Scarlet Novel
Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 9780802736161, 352pp.
Publication Date: May 19, 2015
Scarlet has captured the hearts of readers as well as the heart of Robin Hood, and after ceaseless obstacles and countless threats, readers will finally find out the fate of the Lady Thief.
Only the greatest loves can survive great danger. . .
Imprisoned by Prince John for months, Scarlet finds herself a long way from Nottinghamshire. After a daring escape, she learns that King Richard's life is in jeopardy, and Eleanor of Aquitaine needs Scarlet's help to free him. For a lifelong thief, this newfound allegiance to the crown-her family-is a strange feeling.
Scarlet knows that helping Eleanor will put her and those she loves back in Prince John's sights. Desperate not to risk anyone's life but her own, Scarlet formulates a plan to help save the king on her own. But fate-and her heart-won't allow her to stay away from Nottinghamshire for long. Even if Scarlet and Rob can together stop Prince John from going through with his dark plans for England, will their love be enough to save them once and for all?
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Praise For Lion Heart: A Scarlet Novel…
“Following in the tradition of Tamora Pierce's stories of feisty, kickass heroines and drawing on some factual underpinnings. . . Gaughen's tale will satisfy teen readers seeking action-packed romantic adventure set alluringly in another age. Fans of Scarlet will celebrate both this opportunity to revisit Gaughen's colorfully depicted long-ago world and her suspenseful ending to a lively story.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A must-read series conclusion, sure to spark interest in the life and times of Richard the Lionhearted.” —School Library Journal
“Debut novelist Gaughen does more than offer a rip-roaring tale, though it is that. The story, told in Scar's distinctive first-person voice, captivates and gets readers as deeply into the heart of a troubled girl . . . has plenty for both the romantic and the adventure lover.” —starred review, Booklist on SCARLET
“A reimagined Robin Hood tale with a distinctive twist.” —RT Book Reviews on SCARLET
“Plenty of swashbuckling adventure and a hearty dose of romance power this re-imagining of the legend of Robin Hood.” —School Library Journal on SCARLET