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Freedom - in eleventh-century France, it is a luxury enjoyed by only the King and nobility. For the serf, it is surely worth fighting for. But is it ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.375
PerriJames

Read this before your next book

by PerriJames on Jan 29, 2014

DO NOT READ OR LISTEN TO THE PREFACES ON EITHER BOOK OR TAPE. The first paperback didn't give the entire jist of the story in the Introduction. It ruins a crucial surprise in the book. Set in rural France during the Crusades, this is one of MY TWO FAVORITE BOOKS OF ALL TIME. I'm an ex-English teacher and I had to read it four or five times over the years because it was better than anything else I had at the time. Although pretty full of violence and some sex I let my son read it in the 7th grade because he hated to read. He probably read it about three times, then asked for it when he had to get a book to read during I.S.S. (In school suspension) at H.P. a couple of years ago! GREAT......My other favorite book: 'Eyes of the Dragon' by Stephen King

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Ray/Jay

The Jester

by Ray/Jay on Nov 22, 2012

One of the best books he has ever writen. He's one of my favorite authers.

MommyDearest

Medieval Times

by MommyDearest on Jun 18, 2009

This book is very hard to rate. The Jester is actually about a real jester back during the Crusades, with castles and kings. The first third of the novel was about battles, wiping out entire towns. It started to pick up after that, but seemed like a lot of small stories linked together. A very long book (452 pages). Lots of descriptive writing, which tends to slow down reading. If you like this kind of story, then you?ll want to read it. It's well written and a lot of research went into it. But, if you prefer Patterson?s novels of intrigue, then maybe you should pass on this one.

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AMM1275

Wonderful Read!

by AMM1275 on Apr 17, 2008

This book is a very different style for James Patters (& Andrew Gross), who generally do murder/mystery/suspense type books. Set in the 11th Century, this book incorporates a war story with a romantic tale. At the beginning, you learn that an ancient holy relic is found in the grave of a Duke. The rest of the story is how this relic came to be placed in the Duke's grave. Hugh, the main character, goes through many triumphs and tribulations on his quest to find the truth about his wife, and then save the village from further abuse of the liege. If you would like a book that represents faith, love, courage, and bravery - this is the one for you. This book is a very easy read, and hard to put down once you start.

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frogm

Different

by frogm on Aug 9, 2007

I read all of James Patterson's books - this was a different story. Set back a bit in time. It took me a little longer to get into the story, but once I did, I was hooked!

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