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    DescriptionThe epic story of one man's fight for his love, his God and his country The Road to Jerusalem - Book 1 in the Crusades Trilogy. Arn Magnusson, born into an aristocratic Swedish family, is raised in an old monastery because of an old promise made by his mother. From the start he shows the natural skill and aptitude of a born fighter, yet despite his strength he is innocent in the ways of the world. He is sent from the sheltered walls of the convent to experience something of real life. On his journeys Arn falls foul of various fighting groups, but is also delighted with the women he encounters. Seduced by one sister, he falls in love with the other and ends up sleeping with them both - a mortal sin in the medieval church. While his love is sent to a convent, Arn's sentence is commuted to forced commitment to the cause of the Crusades, where he becomes a notable soldier and eventually a high ranking commander of the Knights Templar and both friend and enemy to the charismatic Saladin. Arn's Story continues in the next two books: The Knight Templar and Kingdom at the End of the Road.


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    Title
    The Road to Jerusalem: Crusades Trilogy Bk. 1
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jan Guillou, Translated by Steven T. Murray
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007285853
    ISBN 10: 000728585X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: ADV
    BIC subject category V2: FJH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    BIC subject category V2: FYT
    BIC E4L: TRA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    DC22: 839.7374
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004170
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    Harper
    Publication date
    05 January 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Jan Oscar Sverre Lucien Henri Guillou was born in Sweden in January 1944. He made his name as a journalist and rose to fame when he exposed a secret intelligence organisation, was convicted of espionage and spent 10 months in prison, 5 of which were spent in solitary confinement. He is now a bestselling novelist and writes regularly for Sweden's leading tabloid, commenting on current affaris.
    Review quote
    'He has a remarkable grasp of the mindset of the period and always puts the emphasis where it would be for the people involved at hat time, rather than ours. Some readers may find that disorienting, but a capacity for disturbing readers' assumptions is even more a hallmark of good historical fiction than the inclusion of the Knights Templar' Diana Gabaldon 'Thrilling and inspiring, bloody and romantic; utterly of its time and utterly modern' Tom Holland 'Destined to become a classic, a brilliant and dramatic recreation of the medieval world' Sharon Penman