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- Print Length: 285 pages
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00AKDJWOM
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 28 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #27,342 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Outcasts (Crusades Book 1) Kindle Edition
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This story is about the ordinary folks, men, women and children who find themselves caught up in the mediaeval madness of Islam Versus Christianity. Whether as a would-be knight or merely a pilgrim to the holy sites of Jerusalem, the aftermath of the city under siege and the battles to save or destroy it has taken great toll on the people. Herded away like cattle slavery awaits for those who survive the long treks ahead. The journeys in themselves prove treacherous for differing reasons. Men are separated from their loved ones and women left vulnerable to the overseers, hence hearts and souls are torn asunder as each battle to survive in their own way.Read more ›
The author skilfully sculpts us an image of Jerusalem, as we see it through the eyes of the young pilgrims: a holy city full of hope and faith on one hand but an assault on the senses on the other. The author has done a good deal of research and we are lost in the heady sights, sounds and smells of this great city but soon this image is smashed and in ruins as the whole region is sent into chaos as war stokes the fires of fanaticism. The book is mainly dialogue driven, rather than describing sweeping dioramas of bloody battles between Crusaders and Saracens, but this enables us to get into the central characters’ heads, to fully empathise with them.
Reading Outcasts I was swept along in the story, eagerly turning the pages. It soon becomes clear that the title is very well chosen: the warriors knighted by Balian are despised by Christian aristocratic knights, their blood and sweat lost in the defence of Jerusalem counting for nothing. The characters we follow are cast adrift from family, from city, denied nationality and even their faith brought into question. They are stranded in a land between worlds, at the crossroads of trade routes and a meeting of peoples and religions.Read more ›
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I enjoyed that the knights were not shown as pure as driven sand but a bit predictable so far. Enjoyed thoughPublished 2 months ago by Graham
I've read all Martins books now and they're all 5/5, can't wait for the next one to hit the shelvesPublished 11 months ago by Mr. M. Jenkins
A fast-paced tale of a quest to find lost loved ones and redemption.
I won't go into details of the story-line, as that is covered in other reviews and the book... Read more
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