Allen & Unwin, 2006
Book Five in the ‘Pagan Chronicles’
The fourth book in the Pagan Chronicles, this is the story of delicate, bookish Isidore, who becomes scribe to Pagan Kidrouk, Archdeacon of Carcassonne, in 1209 – the year in which papal forces from the north begin their bloody crusade against the Cathar heretics of Isidore’s country.
Winner of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, 1997 (Young Adult Fiction).
This title is also available in the United States (Candlewick Press) and Germany (Carl Hanser Verlag).
‘Jinks is a consummate and seamless storyteller . . . She has returned to her Pagan world and created Pagan’s Daughter, a stand-alone story that is a triumph . . . The quality and pace of [her] writing is flawless.’
The Sydney Morning Herald
‘ . . . a coming-of-age novel, but of a very high order . . . Pagan’s Daughter is the best kind of story: one which takes us to a world which is totally foreign, surprising and distant and yet one where we never lose sight of ourselves.’
The Canberra Times
‘Pagan’s Daughter is alive with narrative energy.’
‘A sharp-tongued protagonist enlivens a medieval tapestry stuffed with mysterious antecedents, religious persecution and gory violence, in this irresistible followup to Jinks’ beloved quartet about Pagan Kidrouk . . . Thelfth-century Languedoc — sordid, squalid and bawdily beautiful — glows with its own earthy vitality. While Babylonne’s story stands well on its own, make sure that interested readers can find the previous titles wile hoping for as many sequels.’
‘The author has considerable knowledge of the times and creates an exciting, gritty account . . . Pagan’s Daughter is a new pleasure for the readers of Jinks’s earlier Pagan adventures.’