The Road to Jerusalem

The Road to Jerusalem

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The hero of this phenomenally successful historical trilogy is Arn Magnusson, born in 1150 to an aristocratic Swedish family. THE ROAD TO JERUSALEM covers his childhood and education at the Cistercian monastry of Varnhem. There he is taught the best of spiritual and worldly learning, as well as being trained to become a master archer and swordsman by the giant Brother Guilbert, a former knight. At seventeen, equipped to become a monk or a warrior, Arn returns home, a young man and yet an innocent in the ways of the world. Two sisters cross his path: one seduces him, while with the other sister, Cecilia, he falls deeply in love. In loving two sisters he has committed a crime punishable by both civil and clerical authorities, and he is sentenced to serve 20 years as a Knight Templar in the Holy Land. THE KNIGHT TEMPLAR (Volume 2 to be published 2002) recounts Arn's experiences as an occupation officer in Palestine and in volume 3, THE KINGDOM AT THE END OF THE ROAD, (to be published 2003) Arn leaves Jerusalem a changed man. He returns to Sweden, torn apart by feudal infighting in which his family is deeply embroiled; and to Cecilia, the love of his youth, who was banished to a nunnery for the period he was in the Holy Land.show more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 150 x 228 x 28mm | 421.84g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • ORION
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Swedish
  • map
  • 0752846477
  • 9780752846477

About Jan Guillou

Jan Guillou was born in 1944 and is the author of the COQ ROUGE series of thrillers. He is one of Sweden's most popular and controversial journalists.show more

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