Author(s): Catherine Jinks
It's 1188, and the infidels have conquered Jerusalem. Forced into exile, Pagan escapes to France with his Templar lord, the noble Roland. But Lord Roland's homecoming is less than joyful - his violent family clash both with their neighbours and with each other. At the centre of this bloody feud stands the highly principled Esclaramonde, a woman whose enigmatic character and heretical religious beliefs both disturb and attract Roland. And Pagan, too, has some unpalatable truths to confront. Book Two in the Pagan Chronicles, Pagan in Exile is brimming with action, intrigue, and the down-and-dirty details of medieval life.
The setting is medieval, but the issues addressed have twenty-first century parallels ... This reviewer cannot remember a more compelling or rewarding page turner. Jinks's writing is a tour de force of young adult prose.' Voice of Youth AdvocatesJinks dramatically evokes a historical time that was particularly dark and dirty ... Readers will find intensity and, yes, humor. Series fans may find other books set in the Middle Ages pallid after this one.' American Library AssociationReaders will laugh and weep along with these vividly rendered wanderers.' Kirkus Reviews