A Booke of Days by Stephen J. Rivele
A Novel of the Crusades

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A young French nobleman, Roger, Duke of Lunel, leaves his home to join the forces to recapture Jerusalem, yet the holy crusade turns horribly wrong as he witnesses savagery, betrayal, and deceit all around him, and he begins to believe that he will never return home. A first novel.

About Stephen J. Rivele

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STEPHEN J. RIVELE is an Oscar-nominated screenwriter (Nixon and Ali) and the author of books that include A Booke of Days.
Published February 1, 1997 by Carroll & Graf Publishers. 436 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When the brain-damaged peasant Peter Bartholomew burns himself to death clutching a holy relic that was supposed to protect him from harm, and when the bloodthirsty Normans, who decorate their armor with the severed body parts of their victims, let political intrigue almost destroy the ragtag rem...

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Roger's honest, tenacious quest for redemption in the midst of the Crusade's inhumanity and ignorance makes this an absorbing and intelligent look at a remote period of history.

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