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The Land Beyond the Sea

The Land Beyond the Sea (Hardback)

By Penman, Sharon Kay

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From New York Times-bestselling author Sharon Kay Penman comes the riveting, epic story of the reign of King Baldwin IV and the Kingdom of Jerusalem's defense against invaders during the Crusades. 1172. The Kingdom of Jerusalem, also known as 'Outremer, ' is the land far beyond t...he sea. Once a young realm, one baptized in blood when the men of the First Crusade captured Jerusalem from the Saracens in 1099, the kingdom defined an utterly new world, a land of blazing heat and a medley of cultures, a place where enemies were neighbors, and neighbors became enemies. At the helm of this growing kingdom sits young Baldwin IV, an intelligent and courageous boy dedicated to the welfare and protection of his people. But despite his commitment to his land, and to the throne, Baldwin is afflicted with leprosy at an early age and the threats within Jerusalem's walls nearly outweigh the risk of battle. Amidst the political deception that scours the halls of the royal court, Baldwin must fight to maintain his power, and his health. Yet the Muslim army, led by the first sultan of Egypt and Syria, Saladin, is never far from the kingdom's doorstep, and there are only a handful Baldwin can trust, including the legendary archbishop William of Tyre and Lord Balian d'Ibelin, a charismatic leader who has been one of the few to maintain the peace. Filled with drama and battle, tragedy and romance, Sharon Kay Penman's latest novel brings a definitive period of history powerfully alive with a tale of deception and power that will resonate with readers today.
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ISBN 9780399165283
Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780399165283
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons
Imprint G.P. Putnam's Sons
Released 3 Mar 2020
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Penman, Sharon Kay
Category Modern Fiction
Historical Fiction
War Fiction
Number of Pages 688
Dimensions Width: 165mm
Height: 236mm
Spine: 53mm
Dewey Code 813.54
Weight 1,007g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Historical fiction, Biographical fiction, Kings and rulers, Courts and courtiers, Jerusalem - History - Latin Kingdom, 1099-1244
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade