2nd out of 10 books — 3 voters
by Karleen Bradford (Goodreads Author)
Stunned by the blistering heat, the noise, the sea of faces crowding in upon her in the teeming Egyptian market, Angeline cannot believe that she is being sold as a slave to one of the great princes in Cairo. Only a short time ago she left her small village in France to follow Stephen, a shepherd boy whose vision led him to mount a children's Crusade to the Holy Land. But...more
Published by HarperCollins Canada
(first published September 15th 2005)
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Angeline is a young French woman who we meet on a stone block in the middle of the Egyptian market place of Alexandria, being sold as a slave. Angeline is angry and hungry... but lucky. She gets sold along with two companions for an Egyptian Emir, Abd'al Haseeb, who lives in Cairo. She is fortunate because she will be treated well by this man - or so she is told. She doesn't trust anybody, not after being betrayed by the men who promised to take her as well as thousands of other children to the...more