Crusade

Crusade Review

Two boys, two faiths, one unholy war—two boys from opposing worlds come face to face in a thought-provoking historical adventure When Adam’s mother dies unconfessed, he pledges to save her soul with dust from the Holy Land. Employed as a dog-boy for the local knight, Adam grabs the chance to join the Crusade to reclaim Jerusalem. He burns with determination to strike down the infidel enemy. Salim, a merchant’s son, is leading an uneventful life in the port of Acre—until news arrives that a Crusader attack is imminent. To keep Salim safe, his father buys him an apprenticeship with an esteemed traveling doctor. But Salim’s employment leads him to the heart of Sultan Saladin’s camp—and into battle against the barbaric and unholy invaders.

Title:Crusade
Edition Language:English

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  • Kara

    To me, this book was like a chess match between two beginners. We have two leaders at the very top, controlling what happens, religious and secular leaders on both sides further down in power but stil...

  • Lydia Weber

    This book is amazing, it draws you to the depth of war. Two boys find themselves in the middle of war. Adam, from England joins the crusades, working for the king to save his mother from purgatory bec...

  • Robert Taub

    A good story for anyone who wants to understand the dynamics of the European crusades into the Holy Land in the 1098-1291 period. This one is about the Third Crusade and shows perspectives of various ...

  • Lucinda

    Read with my 10 year old son. The novels two main protagonists are Salim, a Palestinian boy in Acre, apprenticed to the wonderful Dr Musa, and Adam an orphaned English serf and the "dog boy" of his ma...

  • Yoshi

    This book was in the perspective of two boys of about the ages of 16. One boy was a Christian from England, the other being a Muslim from the town of Acre - not too far from Jerusalem. It is relativel...

  • Muhammad Bin khalid

    A beautifully written and astonishingly neutral book about the Crusades. It's a story of two boys, one Christian, the other Muslim, and a Jew doctor. It's written in such a beautiful manner, one can a...

  • Stacey

    This book had me engaged from the beginning. It's filled with history, action, and tension. Not to mention the heartwarming relationships forged between unlikely friends and the family drama intertwin...

  • Rebecca

    I enjoyed this book a lot! The characters had quite accurate views of the other side at the beginning--I liked how the author didn't shy away from the demonizing both sides were guilty of--and their v...

  • Maryam

    Amazing....

  • Ben

    I find a lot of good books every year, but I generally stay away from historical fiction because the genre is given to tear-jerkers and accounts of improbable romances. Crusade by Elizabeth Laird was ...