The Book of the Lion

The Book of the Lion

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 109.22 x 180.34 x 15.24mm | 136.08g
  • Puffin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0142300349
  • 9780142300343
  • 986,723

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About Michael Cadnum

Michael Cadnum is the award-winning author of more than a dozen books for adults and young adults, including the contemporary novels Rundown, Heat, and Edge (all Viking) and the historical novel In a Dark Wood (Orchard/Puffin). Michael Cadnum lives in Albany, California.copyright (c) 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.
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208 ratings
2.84 out of 5 stars
5 9% (18)
4 15% (32)
3 36% (75)
2 31% (65)
1 9% (18)
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