An adventure story set in the time of the Crusades. The central character, Tom, is a boy who runs away from home to discover what the noble life of a knight is really like, and to experience the excitement of war and battles. The title is the first in a trilogy.
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If you have ever sat astride a man-eating shark and dangled bits of raw flesh in front of it as the creature starts to plunge down into the dark abyss of the sea, taking you with it, you'd have a pretty good idea of how Tom felt in his new job as a squire to Henry, Duke of Lancaster.Looking for a spot of adventure with a dash of humour, a ripple of horror and even a droplet of history? Then it is probably time to take a little trip through Medieval France with the Tom and Ann as they get caught in the chaos of war, kidnap, cannibalism and (as if it were possible) much much more as they continue the not so illustrious journey they began in the superb The Knight and the Squire.
Terry Jones is on top form in this rollicking tale that delivers what it promises--a fine adventure story with a hefty dose of historical detail thrown in for good measure--with enviable(but nonetheless expected) aplomb, bringing the savagery and uncertainty of Medieval life into the spotlight while making excellent use of the familiar and superlative Terry Jones' wit.
This is a great book, and young, confident readers who enjoy a challenging and unusual read will revel in it. --Susan Harrison
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Book Description Puffin Books, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0141307374
Book Description Puffin Books, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110141307374