The Road to Jerusalem by Jan Guillou
Book One of the Crusades Trilogy

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“Destined to become a classic, The Road to Jerusalem is a brilliant, dramatic recreation of the medieval world.”
—Sharon Kay Penman, New York Times bestselling author of Devil’s Brood
 

Already an international sensation, The Road to Jerusalem by Jan Guillou is the epic story of the Knights Templar. A major bestseller in Europe—with more than two million copies sold in Sweden alone—and the basis for the most lavish and expensive Swedish film ever made, it is a novel Diana Gabaldon  calls, “beautifully constructed…skillfully written and translated.”  Historical fiction lovers, particularly fans of the sweeping, bestselling adventure novels of Bernard Cornwell, will be captivated by this magnificent tale of romance, faith, and battle set against the backdrop of the Crusades.

 

About Jan Guillou

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Swedish-born journalist Jan Guillou has won several international awards, including the Prix France Culture. He is the creator of the two most successful series ever published in Sweden–the Hamilton series and the Crusades Trilogy. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages.
 
Published April 10, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 448 pages
Genres: History, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Guillou has enjoyed smashing success in Sweden and Europe with his Crusades Trilogy, but American readers may be disappointed in this slow-starting first volume, which, for all its complexity and i

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The Road to Jerusalem, the first book in Swedish author Jan Guillou's Crusades Trilogy, is finally released in America.

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An engrossing work of historical fiction.

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Arn does not truly become the main character until well into the book, as the first one hundred-fifty or so pages are devoted to setting up the story, and action is minimal, with many scenes devoted to theological discussions between Arn and his superiors.

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For history buffs that have some time to sit down with a cup of coffee and a good book, though, The Road to Jerusalem is worth the time.

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