Author(s): Catherine Jinks
Pagan is back! After renouncing the sword in Pagan in Exile, Pagan and his noble Lord Roland become novices at the Abbey of Saint Martin, where they will prepare to learn the twelve steps of humility and take the oath of obedience. But as Pagan soon finds out, neither humility nor blind obedience comes easily to him. And while Roland sets his eyes firmly on the face of God, the more worldly Pagan discovers just how corrupt and dangerous life in a monastery can be. Book Three in the Pagan Chronicles, Pagan's Vows is a lively, engrossing medieval thriller - a brilliant sequel to Pagan's Crusade and Pagan in Exile.
Humour? Rage? Agony? Spiritual journeys? Murder? Moral turpitude? Twists both welcome and dismaying? This decidedly unique historical saga has it all.' Kirkus Reviews (starred review)Jinks again displays an amazing knack for blending utterly convincing period detail, earthy wisecracking, and profound respect for courtly and spiritual ideals.' Bulletin of the Center for Children's BooksThe historical details in this fast-moving, humorous tale are precise and fascinating, the characterizations are strong, the dialogue snappy, and the action well shaped.' The Horn Book