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En tierras del infiel (Saracen #1)

4.01  ·  Rating Details ·  79 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
The novel is the portrayal of an English-born man named David, who is captured as a very young child and sold into slavery to Baibars, a Mamluk officer. He becomes a devout believer in Islam and takes the Arabic form of his name and the surname of a convert, Daoud ibn Abdullah. He develops into a gifted warrior and assassin. He is sent to the Papal Court in the 13th centur ...more
Paperback, 521 pages
Published 1990 by Videorama (first published January 1st 1989)
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Raja Subramanian
The story is set in the 13th Century when the world was at war on religious lines, with Christians fighting the Holy Crusades against the Saracens, and the Mongols, the descendants of Ghengis Khan, busy trying to conquer as much of the known world as possible. David is born in an English family and was sold into slavery when his parents are killed by the Turks. Brutalized as a young slave, he is taken over by Baibers, the leader of the Mameluke and trained to be a warrior and an efficient assass ...more
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Apr 22, 2015 Christian West rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A young boy is turned from an orphaned Christian slave into a Muslim warrior/spy who must prevent an alliance between the Roman church and the Tartars in the 13th Century.
Very farfetched but quite enjoyable. Various 'cut aways' in some of the chapters didn't fit for me (discovering love/lust in a tent in his youth was a bit of an odd scene) but overall the book flowed well.
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Jun 05, 2014 Fernando rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book, just like Shike. Felt torn being left with such a Cliff hanger.
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Jul 10, 2015 Emad rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable, especially if you're an Assassin's Creed fan and interested in a historic fiction depiction of the original hashashya.
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Robert Joseph Shea was a novelist and journalist best known as co-author with Robert Anton Wilson of the science fantasy trilogy Illuminatus!. It became a cult success and was later turned into a marathon-length stage show put on at the British National Theatre and elsewhere. In 1986 it won the Prometheus Hall of Fame Award. Shea went on to write several action novels based in exotic historical se ...more
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