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The Land Beyond the Sea

The Land Beyond the Sea (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Air Iri OME)

By Penman, Sharon

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1172. The Kingdom of Jerusalem, also known as 'Outremer', the land beyond the sea. Outremer was a young realm, one baptized in blood when the men of the First Crusade captured Jerusalem from the Saracens in 1099. Those crusaders who stayed had to adapt to an utterly new world, a ...land of blazing heat and exotic customs and enemies who were also neighbors. Balian d'Ibelin had long enjoyed a relationship of mutual respect with Saladin. But Saladin was set upon taking Jerusalem by storm, seeing it as a blood debt, retribution for the massacre in 1099. Defeating Saladin would have been a challenge for any king, but while Baldwin IV was intelligent, educated, charismatic, courageous, and dedicated to the welfare and protection of his people, he was also doomed by his affliction with leprosy. However, he fought his disease as fiercely as he fought the Saracens, though, and when he learned that Saladin was planning to invade Outremer, he won a remarkable victory over a much larger Saracen army at Montisgard in 1177; Saladin himself barely escaped capture. Balian took part in that battle, too, for he was loyal to his young, dying king. Eventually, Balian's finest hour would come, for he convinced Saladin to accept a peaceful surrender ...Filled with drama and battle, tragedy and romance, Sharon Penman's latest novel tells the epic story of a clash of cultures that continues to resonate today.
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ISBN 9781447287544
Released NZ 28 Jan 2020
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Air Iri OME
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ISBN-13 9781447287544
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Macmillan
Released 28 Jan 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Air Iri OME
Edition Air Iri OME
Author(s) By Penman, Sharon
Category Historical Adventure Fiction
Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 688
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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