The Book of the Lion
Penguin, 2001年10月1日 - 208 頁
A National Book Award nominee!
Returning to the same era of his "In a Dark Wood", Cadnum's majestic novel--part mystery, part history--chronicles the pageantry and brutality of the Crusades under King Richard.
Edmund, a young apprentice, is awaiting punishment as a counterfeiter when a knight intervenes on his behalf--and compels Edmund to join Richard Lionheart's forces in the Holy Land. There, amidst the savagery of the twelfth-century Crusades, Edmund learns both courage and compassion, and discovers that cruelty is sometimes considered the will of Heaven. Set in medieval England and the war-torn shores of the Middle East, Cadnum's tale weaves together a rich tapestry of storms at sea, the brutality of hand-to-hand combat, and one of the classic horse and lance battles in recorded history--the Battle of Arsuf.
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LibraryThing Review用戶評語 - whitewavedarling - LibraryThing
Cadnum's details of the time period are impressive, and smoothly placed, but his focus on detail and history ends up overshadowing any potential depth in character or plot. Even though the book is ... 閱讀評論全文
THE BOOK OF THE LION用戶評語 - Kirkus
Cadnum revisits the medieval setting of In a Dark Wood (1998) for this tale of a young squire's experiences in the first crusade, but once again, his storytelling lacks conviction. Having seen his ... 閱讀評論全文