Judith Tarr, Author Roc $16 (387p) ISBN 978-0-451-45896-4
After the brilliant, subtle Pride of Kings (2001), in which England's Prince John refreshingly proved to be a hero rather than a villain, Judith Tarr stumbles in her latest alternative historical fantasy, Devil's Bargain, which concerns King Richard and the Third Crusade. Sorcery and witchcraft in the struggle for the Holy Land make for an interesting mix, but shallow, trite characterizations will put off readers expecting better.
Reviewed on: 10/01/2002
Release date: 10/01/2002
Paperback - 387 pages - 9780451458964
Open Ebook - 464 pages - 9780786536313