Omnibus Books, 1994 – newest
edition, Allen & Unwin, 2007
Book Two in the ‘Pagan Chronicles’
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.’
‘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