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The Swords of Faith

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An epic novel steeped in action, intrigue, and romance. July 1187: the forces of the Muslim sultan known as Saladin have defeated the army of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, allowing Saladin to achieve his lifelong ambition of recapturing the Holy City for Islam. This sets the stage for the Third Crusade: the confrontation between Saladin and the legendary Christian warrior, Ric ...more
Paperback, 520 pages
Published July 5th 2010 by Strider Nolan Publishing
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Mirella
May 04, 2013 Mirella rated it it was amazing
In the 12th century, under the leadership of Richard the Lionheart, knights marched into the Holy Land to reconquer it and wrench it from the grip of Saladin, its Kurdish Muslim Sultan. It was known as the Third Crusade, and although it was considered a failure, it was the catalyst which fired the need for a Fourth Crusade years later.

Two larger than life men are at the heart of this sweeping epic. One is Saladin, the charismatic and chivalrous Saladin who staunchly conducts himself with honour
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Lisa Yarde
Aug 04, 2010 Lisa Yarde rated it really liked it
The Swords of Faith is a richly detailed book. The level of detail blew me away. It left me with a vivid impression of the Crusader period and of the principal historical figures, Richard the Lionhearted and Saladin, each aided and influenced by the unlikely friendship of the protagonists Pierre of Botron and Rashid.

The story begins in Outremer, where several kingdoms have been carved out in the Middle East by the first generation of those who "took up the cross" with an intent to reclaim Jerusa
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