Omnibus Books, 1995 – newest
edition, Allen & Unwin, 2007
Book Three in the ‘Pagan Chronicles’
The third book of the Pagan Chronicles is set in the Abbey of Saint Martin, where former squire, seventeen-year-old Pagan Kidrouk, and Lord Roland de Bram are trying to become monks after renouncing the sword. But they soon discover that it’s not so easy to escape violence, even in a monastery . . .
Winner of the CBC Book of the Year Award, 1996.
This title is also available in the United States (Candlewick Press) and Germany (Carl Hanser Verlag).
‘The historical details in this fast-moving, humorous tale are precise and fascinating, the dialogue is snappy, and the action is well shaped.’
The Horn Book
‘Those who haven’t yet come across Pagan should immediately discover him. His language is a joy . . . ‘
The Canberra Times
‘Witty, serious, fresh, iconoclastic, philosophical, intellectual . . . This is historical fiction at its sparkling, subversive best!’
‘As before, Pagan’s mix of bad attitude and profound loyalty makes a winning combination . . . Rage? Agony? Spiritual journeys? Murder? Moral turpitude? Twists both welcome and dismaying? This decidedly unique historical saga
has it all.’
‘Pagan’s Vows is very stylish, with its free use of Latin and its highly charged medieval atmosphere . . . ‘