The Prince of Poison (Paperback)

By Pamela Kaufman

Broadway Books, 9781400080632, 432pp.

Publication Date: April 11, 2006



For decades, Pamela Kaufman has entertained a loyal readership with the mesmerizing and often hilarious adventures of Alix of Wanthwaite, madcap medieval beauty. Now, in the trilogy's long-awaited conclusion, The Prince of Poison finds Alix homeward bound at last, with a half-royal child in tow and an angry monarch on her trail.
Set amidst the pomp and savagery of twelfth-century Europe, the Alix of Wanthwaite trilogy renders a glorious mishmash of peasants, pretenders, princesses, and popes in charming and disarming detail. Alix's bawdy, free-wheeling narration wickedly lampoons historical notables like Richard the Lion Heart and Eleanor of Aquitaine, spinning the historical novel in a fresh direction.

About the Author

Pamela Kaufman is the author of Shield of Three Lions, Banners of Gold, and The Book of Eleanor. She lives in Los Angeles.