The Iron Lance: The Celtic Crusades: Book I by Stephen R Lawhead

The Iron Lance: The Celtic Crusades: Book I

byStephen R Lawhead

Kobo ebook | October 13, 2009

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Scotland, 1095. While his father and brothers follow Pope Urban II’s call to win Jerusalem from the infidels, Murdo Ranulfson stays behind to guard his family’s interests. But when his home is confiscated by greedy usurpers, Murdo is forced to follow the Crusades himself. Hoping to find his father and redeem his family’s land, Murdo sets off on a journey that leads him to the Mediterranean—the heart of civilization now threatened by barbarian hordes—and on to the fabled city of Constantinople and beyond, to the Holy Land. Amidst brutality and ambition, Murdo discovers what he seeks—and obtains a relic that will guide him and his descendants for centuries.

Rich in heroism, treachery, and adventure, The Iron Lance begins an epic trilogy of Scottish noble family fighting for its existence and its faith during the age of the Crusades—and of a secret society whose ceremonies will shape history for a millennium.

—Library Journal

Title:The Iron Lance: The Celtic Crusades: Book IFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 13, 2009Publisher:Harper VoyagerLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061745243

ISBN - 13:9780061745249


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice blend of history and action As an avid reader of medieval history, I found this, the first volume of a three part series, to be a refreshing tale combining more than a few historical facts with colourful action. I believe it to be the best of the three books in the series, for its character building, and the intensity of Murdo's motive to complete his monumental journey. I love how Lawhead develops his main character, and Murdo is very much the ideal knight often described in medieval literature and art. Incidentally, Godefrey of Bouillon, another key character, was also idealized in medieval culture as one of the Nine Worthies.
Date published: 2008-07-14