The Road To Jerusalem: Book One of the Crusades Trilogy by Jan GuillouThe Road To Jerusalem: Book One of the Crusades Trilogy by Jan Guillou

The Road To Jerusalem: Book One of the Crusades Trilogy

byJan Guillou

Paperback | April 13, 2010

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For power. For passion. For glory.

The epic story of the Knights Templar.

Born in 1150 to a noble Swedish family and coming of age at a monastery under the tutelage of a Cistercian monk and a former Knight Templar, young Arn Magnusson is sent to fulfill his destiny beyond the cloister walls. But the world awaiting him is a place at odds with his monastic ways. And when the murder of a king engulfs Western Götaland into a whirlwind of intrigue and ruthless power plays, headstrong and naive Arn is forced to leave the woman he loves behind and take up arms to battle infidels in the Holy Land.

The first book in the international bestselling Crusades Trilogy, this thrilling epic of betrayal, faith, blood, and love sets "a Shakespearian quest for power" (Corriere della Sera, Italy) against the backdrop of the Holy Wars, witnessed through a vibrant, unorthodox lens.

Swedish-born journalist Jan Guillou has won several international awards, including the Prix France Culture. He is the creator of two of the most successful series ever published in Sweden—the Hamilton series and the Crusades Trilogy. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages.
Title:The Road To Jerusalem: Book One of the Crusades TrilogyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.01 inPublished:April 13, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061688541

ISBN - 13:9780061688546

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Its great. I i think it was a very slow starter, but eventually it got me caught in the book wondering whats next, i saw the movies, and that's what lead me to start reading the series.
Date published: 2012-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read I almost gave up on this book at the start, but I kept going and glad for it, slow starter, but great read. Can't wait for the 2nd book.
Date published: 2010-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Historically facinating! An engaging tale of a young monk who becomes a Knights Templar in a most unexpected way. Wonderful story telling and interesting characters make this a great read for anyone interested in 12th century Scandanavian history. First of a trilogy that will most certainly lead us on a Crusade to the Holy Land.
Date published: 2010-06-14

Editorial Reviews

“A great . . .beautifully constructed book. . . . Despite the intricate plot, The Road to Jerusalem is a surprisingly understated book overall. Skillfully written and translated, it’s detailed, but sparingly so. . . . [Guillou] has a remarkable grasp of the mind-set of the period and always puts the emphasis where it would be for the people involved at that time, rather than ours. Some readers may find that disorienting, but a capacity for disturbing readers’ assumptions is even more a hallmark of good historical fiction than the inclusion of the Knights Templar.” (Diana Gabaldon, Washington Post)