"The reply to the summons was a burst of taunting laughter from the castle walls; and scarcely had the herald withdrawn, then a flight of arrows showed that the besieged were perfectly ready for the fray…" ~From the book
Cuthbert de Lance is only a page boy, but his bravery and courage make him stand out among the Earl of Evesham’s men-at-arms as King Richard I leads another Crusade. But the path to the Holy Land is fraught with dangers, and Cuthbert has a lot to learn before he would ever make a good knight. Even before they come into conflict with the pitiless Saracens, the youth has made a mortal enemy of the unscrupulous Count Jacquelin. Eventually what once seemed a grand adventure in the Holy Land takes a greater toll than Cuthbert could have imagined.
This adventurous Logos Library classic describes the massive scope of the Third Crusade and the men involved from Saxon outlaws to Saladin (A.D. 1189-1192). The Logos Library series presents good stories that Christian kids want to read in a colorful, well-crafted, and affordable way. Unlike many other thrift editions, each book is bound with distinctive felt paperback covers, and the typesetting and interior design prioritize readability as well as price.
IMPRINT: Logos Library
AUTHOR: G.A. Henty
PAGE COUNT: 284 pages
ISBN 10: 1-944503-45-5
PUB. DATE: July 19, 2016 (first published in 1882)