Pagan's Scribe, the fourth novel in the brilliant Pagan Chronicles, is an engrossing story played out during one of the most brutal religious wars in history. 'Brimming with wit and fascinating details of medieval history.this emotionally satisfying epic brings the Middle Ages to life.' - The Horn Book
When will they come? What will they do?
What does an army look like, encamped around a city?
I've read so much, but I just can't imagine it.
Languedoc in 1209 is a dangerous place. When the delicate, bookish Isidore becomes scribe to Pagan Kidrouk, Archdeacon of Carcassonne, he is plunged into the real world - Pagan's world, and that of his beloved Lord Roland, and Roland's enigmatic older brother, Lord Jordan. But this is the year in which papal forces from the north begin their bloody crusade against the Cathar heretics. And the battle line is moving closer to Carcassonne .
Book Four in the Pagan Chronicles, Pagan's Scribe is another action-packed saga of the savvy and sarcastic Pagan Kidrouk.
'Rich in authentic detail, humor, grief, and deep insight into the life of the mind as well as the heart, this makes a fitting close to a high-water mark in historical fiction.' -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
CATHERINE JINKS is a scholar of medieval history and a prolific author for teenagers, children and adults. Her books have been published to wide acclaim in Australia and overseas and have won numerous awards. She loves reading, history, films, TV and gossip, and says she could write for eight hours straight every day if she had the chance. Catherine lives in the Blue Mountains of NSW with her husband and daughter.
Winner Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, Children's Literature 1997 AU
A & U Children
Paperback - B format
13 - 15
Children's, Teenage & educational