This historic tale set in the Middle Ages begins when Crispin suddenly finds himself alone in the world after the death of his mother. Just as suddenly, he is accused of a crime he did not commit and is forced to flee for his life. As he leaves the village where he has spent his entire life, heading anywhere as long as it is away from his pursuers, questions plague Crispin: Why does someone want him dead? What does the inscription say on his mother?s lead cross? And can he trust the strange traveler that he meets on the road?
This story presents an interesting picture of medieval times. It takes the reader back to an era when most people couldn?t read, feudalism reigned, and stepping foot outside your town was an adventure. I found it an enjoyable tale if somewhat predictable.
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