Acre's Orphans- Historical Fiction From the Crusades by Wayne TurmelAcre's Orphans- Historical Fiction From the Crusades by Wayne Turmel

Acre's Orphans- Historical Fiction From the Crusades

byWayne Turmel

Paperback | January 28, 2019

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The Holy Land, 1187

Ten-Year-old Lucca the Louse narrowly escaped the worst disaster to befall the Kingdom of Jerusalem, but he’s not safe yet. His beloved but doomed city of Acre is about to fall into Saracen hands, and there’s nothing anyone can do to stop it.

Days after his return, he uncovers a plot to rip apart what remains of the Crusader Kingdom. Acre’s only chance lies in the last Christian stronghold; the port of Tyre.  Carrying an important secret, Lucca—accompanied by a young Lebanese girl, a leprous nun, and a Hospitaler with a dark secret—must make his way through bandit-infested wilderness to seek help. Will he find assistance for those left behind, or will it be too little, too late?

This exciting sequel to “Acre’s Bastard” is a rollicking, humorous and thrilling adventure story that stands alone, but adds to the growing legend of Lucca le Pou.

Wayne Turmel is the author of the best-selling The Count of the Sahara and award-winning Acre's Bastard. He lives and writes in Las Vegas, where his motto is Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it. The rest of us are doomed too, but get to smile and say ‘told you so’.”   

Title:Acre's Orphans- Historical Fiction From the CrusadesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:332 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.74 inPublished:January 28, 2019Publisher:Achis Marketing ServicesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0982037775

ISBN - 13:9780982037775

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Editorial Reviews

Windy City Review: . I found Lucca Le Pou to be an engaging character, as are the supporting characters. Their interactions feel like those of real people, with none of the stilted set-piece scenes some stories fall into. The landscape they move through is believable enough that you feel you could almost trace their path. The plotting is good, and the pacing keeps you turning the page. In other words, it’s a good read and well worth your time.Barbara Barnett, author of the award-winning The Apothecary’s Curse and The Alchemy of Glass.“A splendid adventure laced with new perils at every turn for the young hero at the heart of Turmel’s latest book. It's an excellent foray into the heart of the Crusades.” Jeffrey Walker, author of None of Us the Same-  “Acre’s Orphans is another rollicking and gritty medieval romp for Wayne Turmel’s utterly incorrigible—yet grudgingly adorable—orphan-hero, Lucca Le Pou. A delightful read for any historical fiction devotee, Turmel manages to render up the decaying Kingdom of Jerusalem accessible, violent, and naughty enough for adventurous YA readers, too. Who knew Hospitaller knights and leprous nuns could be so cool?”