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The Land Beyond the Sea

  • Sharon Kay Penman
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  • ISBN-10: 1432879901
  • ISBN-13: 9781432879907
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 3.35 lbs ( 1.52 kgs)
  • 1090 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released February 2021

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A New York Times Bestselling Author

The Kingdom of Jerusalem, also known as Outremer, is the land far beyond the sea. Baptized in blood when the men of the First Crusade captured Jerusalem from the Saracens in the early 12 century, 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 committed to the welfare and protection of his people. Despite Baldwin’s dedication, he is afflicted with leprosy at an early age and the threats against his power and his health nearly outweigh the risk of battle.

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Customer Reviews

“[A] riveting page-turner, and Penman’s well-honed skill for weaving deeply researched details into epic tales is on full display. Fans of medieval historical fiction won’t want to miss this.”

— Publishers Weekly

“. . . Historical saga fans will pounce on best-selling and always thrilling Penman’s latest, which offers a particularly alluring setting.”

— Booklist

“Penman excels at depicting medieval warfare and the unintended, often disastrous consequences of the best-laid strategies. She is equally adept at depicting the rivalries and internecine strife that roil Baldwin’s court. . . . This book amply illustrates the extent to which fortune and personality dictated victory, détente, and defeat on both sides. A teeming 12th-century tapestry which Penman renders coherent, even eloquent.”

— Kirkus Reviews