Sunday, March 4, 2012

Ana is currently reading...

Eleven-year-old Alix is the daughter of the baron of Wanthwaite, whose lands along the Scottish border are among the best in England. But when her family is killed and her lands seized, Alix is forced to flee from the only home she's ever known. Her one hope of restoring her inheritance is to plead her case to King Richard the Lion Heart, who is far away in France, preparing to go on his Crusade. Alix resolves to follow him. She cuts her hair, dresses as a boy, and takes the road south to London.

Disguised as a beautiful young boy, Alix is more than befriended by the handsome and mysterious King Richard, even becoming his favorite page. Their relationship sets tongues wagging and places Alix in considerable danger as the battle for Jerusalem unfolds.

The Shield of Three Lions is the first book in the Alix of Wanthwaite series. The other titles are Banners of Gold and The Prince of Poison.


  1. I'm looking forward to seeing what you think about this one. I read it recently and found some of Alix' antics to be more annoying than humorous. Hope you enjoy it more!

  2. I read the book back in high school. I liked it well enough but didn't care for the sequels.

  3. I have to admit that I'm finding some scenes a bit disturbing... I was wondering what other readers thought. Thank you both for your comments!