The Book of the Lion

The Book of the Lion

Mass Market Paperback
Additional Formats
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • ISBN 9780142300343
  • 208 Pages
  • Puffin Books
  • 8-12 years


A National Book Award nominee!

Returning to the same era of his “In a Dark Wood”, Cadnum’s majestic novel–part mystery, part history–chronicles the pageantry and brutality of the Crusades under King Richard.

Edmund, a young apprentice, is awaiting punishment as a counterfeiter when a knight intervenes on his behalf–and compels Edmund to join Richard Lionheart’s forces in the Holy Land. There, amidst the savagery of the twelfth-century Crusades, Edmund learns both courage and compassion, and discovers that cruelty is sometimes considered the will of Heaven. Set in medieval England and the war-torn shores of the Middle East, Cadnum’s tale weaves together a rich tapestry of storms at sea, the brutality of hand-to-hand combat, and one of the classic horse and lance battles in recorded history–the Battle of Arsuf.
The Book of the Lion

The Book of the Lion

Michael Cadnum

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