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En tierras del infiel (Saracen #1)
by Robert Shea
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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Jul 18, 2013 Raja Subramanian rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
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
Robert Joseph Shea (February 14, 1933 - March 10, 1994) was an American novelist and former 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 wri ...moreMore about Robert Shea...