Omnibus Books, 1994 – newest
edition, Allen & Unwin, 2007

Book Two in the ‘Pagan Chronicles’

Available from
Allen & Unwin

Other books in the ‘Pagan Chronicles’
Pagan’s CrusadePagan’s Vows
Pagan’s Scribe | Pagan’s Daughter

The second book in the Pagan Chronicles is set in 1188, after the Infidels have conquered Jerusalem. Forced into exile, seventeen-year-old Pagan escapes to France with his Templar lord, Roland. But Roland’s homecoming is marred by conflict as his violent family clash both with their neighbours and with each other.

This title is also available in the United States (Candlewick Press) and Germany (Carl Hanser Verlag).

‘Readers will laugh and weep along with these vividly rendered wanderers.’
Kirkus Reviews

‘The fierce bond between knight and squire has only grown stronger.’
The Horn Book

‘Along with the dram and darkness, readers will find intensity and, yes, humour. Series fans may find other books set in the Middle Ages pallid after this one.’

‘This reviewer cannot remember a more compelling or rewarding page-turner.’
Voice of Youth Advocate

‘Catherine Jinks has created a marvellous sequel to Pagan’s Crusade.’
The Sunday Mail

  • Andrea Charais

    I just wanted to say that ‘Pagan Chronicles’ was the first series I ever read from you, and I had never read a book with such brilliant dry sarcasm like that before. To this day, along with the ‘Genius’ series, I love going back and rereading them. :) Thanks for all your hard work and making such interesting worlds for the rest of us to explore!

    • Catherine Jinks

      Thank you so much, Andrea. How lovely that as people grow up, they still remember … it’s very touching. Thank you.