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Swords and Scimitars (The Royal Pavilions #1)

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Framed for a murder he didn't commit, Tancred Redwan is a knight torn between his father's Norman blood and the Moorish blood of his mother. Forced to flee for his life, Tancred travels the golden hills of Palermo to the seven jeweled hills of the Byzantine capitol. Caught up in the turbulent events surrounding the Peasant Crusade, he is again forced to make a difficult ch ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published December 1st 1996 by Bethany House Publishers (first published 1993)
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Ahem. Got to love those cheesy Bethany House cover blurbs.

So, I decided to read this for two reasons. One is that I once somewhere acquired a wish to try out some Linda Chaikin. The other is that I am studying the Crusades and hey sure why not let's read a fun historical novel set during that period.

Overall I would not recommend this book. The history is flattened like a
Really enjoying the story so far... Entertaining well developed characters, great pace, predictable in some parts, but also some interesting twists and turns. My only complaint (and this is probably really my fault) is that I didn't realize it was the first of a series, so I got to the end in the middle of the story and won't have access to the next book for quite a while. Kind of a bummer...
So I read this and the second book a long time ago, and I remember liking them a lot. (I read them twice.) I never knew there was a third book, so now I'll have to see if I can find all three of them!
Novella length story.
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Linda Chaikin is a Christian fiction author with a focus on historical fiction. She sometimes publishes using the name L.L. Chaikin.

Linda was the youngest of 10 children and her father died shortly after she was born. She wrote her first full-length novel with pen and paper at the age of 14 - this novel was later rewritten as Wednesday's Child, part of the Day to Remember series.

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