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Envoy of Jerusalem #2020

Envoy of Jerusalem Hollywood made him a blacksmith Arab chronicles said he was like a king He served a leper but defied Richard the Lionheart He fought Saladin to a standstill yet retained his respect Rather than dall

  • Title: Envoy of Jerusalem
  • Author: Helena P. Schrader
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 233
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Envoy of Jerusalem By Helena P. Schrader, Hollywood made him a blacksmith Arab chronicles said he was like a king He served a leper, but defied Richard the Lionheart He fought Saladin to a standstill, yet retained his respect Rather than dally with a princess, he married a dowager queen and founded a dynasty He was a warrior and a diplomat both Balian d Ibelin Balian has survived the devastating defeat onHollywood made him a blacksmith Arab chronicles said he was like a king He served a leper, but defied Richard the Lionheart He fought Saladin to a standstill, yet retained his respect Rather than dally with a princess, he married a dowager queen and founded a dynasty He was a warrior and a diplomat both Balian d Ibelin Balian has survived the devastating defeat on the Horns of Hattin, and walked away a free man after the surrender of Jerusalem, but he is baron of nothing in a kingdom that no longer exists Haunted by the tens of thousands of Christians now enslaved by Saladin, he is determined to regain what has been lost The arrival of a vast crusading army under the soon to be legendary Richard the Lionheart offers hope but also conflict, as natives and crusaders clash and French and English quarrel This is Part III of a biographical novel about Balian d Ibelin The first two books in the series, Knight of Jerusalem and Defender of Jerusalem, were both BRAG Medallion honorees Defender of Jerusalem won the 2016 Chaucer Award for Historical Fiction set in the Middle Ages and was also awarded the Silver second place for Spiritual Religious Fiction in the 2016 Feathered Quill Book Awards It was a finalist for the 2016 M.M Bennetts Award for Historical Fiction About the Author Award winning novelist Helena P Schrader has a PhD in history She has published nonfiction books on the German resistance to Hitler, the Berlin airlift, and women in aviation in World War II Her novels are set in ancient Sparta, the Crusades, and WWII Visit her website, helenapschrader, for information and reviews of her publications Helena is a career diplomat currently serving in Africa For about the crusader kingdoms, visit defenderofjerusalem or follow her blog defendingcrusaderkingdoms.

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    1. In this work by author Dr Helena Schrader, her storytelling weaves through the events of Balian d Ibelin s life to provide a compelling biopic into the life of one of the most influential crusaders of his age.The characterization and description of the times not only proves a gripping and immersive read, but an educational one as well, as the author draws on her vast knowledge of the period and people to make her novel truly accurate.A must read

    2. Envoy of Jerusalem, third volume in Dr Helena Schrader s superlative Jerusalem trilogy, opens in the first week of October 1187, on a distinctly bleak note Three months after the disastrous Battle of Hattin and ensuing onslaught of Salah ad Din, displaced fighting men gathered in a shabby tavern behind the walls of Tyre, the last Crusader stronghold remaining in Christian hands, take a bitter potion with their ale the fall of Jerusalem to the Sultan In that city, holiest to Christendom, thirty t [...]

    3. A page turner that pulls back the curtains on history, Envoy of Jerusalem reveals a vivid cast of characters and an intriguing account of the 12th century Crusades a well researched and compelling tribute Fans and readers of historical fiction will find this work immensely satisfying.This is the third and final installment in a series of three books Schrader has written with the Crusades as her backdrop This third volume begins in 1187 after the Christian armies have just suffered defeat at the [...]

    4. Dramatic and engrossing depiction of the CrusadeThird in the series this thrilling account of King Richard the Lionhearts Crusade along with the continuation of Balian Ibilen s and his families story This book is a combination of non stop action interspersed with the very human element that is often overlooked in historical fiction I especially appreciated the fact that the s author included the stories of the slaves before and after redemption I was basically familiar with the historical figure [...]

    5. this series is a page turner but also educates and inspires curiosity along the way i appreciate the research that goes into each booke afterward, glossary, and reading lists bring the reader closer to the details underpinning the character s lives, the time and it s tangled histories I only wish this book had campaign travel and occupation maps, a timeline, and some family trees Maybe a collector s edition set could include such extras some time in future.These stories would make for an epic mi [...]

    6. Fantastic historical novel I read all three books of the trilogy in a row I am now reading the sequel Crusader Kingdom.

    7. Knight of Jerusalem by Helena P SchraderDefender of Jerusalem by Helena P SchraderEnvoy of Jerusalem by Helena P SchraderThe year 1171, in Jerusalem Here the trilogy starts Just over 1350 pages for all three books but without a second guess the best historical fiction I have read The author skillfully blends fiction as needed to make this a novel and readily states what is fact and what is fiction Centered around the figure of Balian d Ibelin and Salah ad Din, better known as Saladin, but referr [...]

    8. Balian d Ibelin, the hero of Ridley Scott s film The Kingdom of Heaven, was a historical figure and is the subject of a three part biography by Helena P Schrader While the Hollywood Balian was born a bastard, by trade a blacksmith, dallies with a princess and returns to obscurity in France after the fall of Jerusalem, the historical Balian was the legitimate son of a baron of Jerusalem, born in the Holy Land, the husband of the Dowager Queen of Jerusalem, a member of the High Court, and Richard [...]

    9. I thoroughly enjoyed the story, which is based on the details we know of the historical character with some extra material to pad out the story and make it readable There is lots of action and a lot of information about the Kingdom of Jerusalem just before and during the Third Crusade However I had a bit of difficulty with the e version of the novel because it was difficult to tell where I actually was in the novel There is a lot of front matter, maps etc before the story begins and the content [...]

    10. In this work by author Dr Helena Schrader, her storytelling weaves through the events of Balian d Ibelin s life to provide a compelling biopic into the life of one of the most influential crusaders of his age.The characterization and description of the times not only proves a gripping and immersive read, but an educational one as well, as the author draws on her vast knowledge of the period and people to make her novel truly accurate.A must read

    11. We are proud to announce that ENVOY OF JERUSALEM by Helena P Schrader is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money

    12. A very captivating read set during the Crusades in the 12th century Read my official OnlineBookClub review here forumsinebookclub view

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