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by Stephen Lawhead

Second volume of the magnificent historical saga set at the time of the Holy Crusades Duncan knows little of the Great Crusade until his uncle, Torf-Einar, reappears with news that the holy Cross of the Crucifixion -- the Black Rood -- has been discovered and is in the possession of the Knights Templar. Against his father, Murdo's, wishes, he sets off on a dangerous quest to return it to Scotland, accompanied only by his friend, the monk Padraig. The quest leads them to Armenia, Syria and Egypt, and soon the two become drawn into the dark intrigues of the Templars, who have begun to assert their power throughout the new kingdoms of the Holy Land. This magnificent and exciting historical fantasy recounts the bloodiest of all times -- the early years of the last millennium -- when treachery and brutal battle were commonplace, and men often survived by faith alone.
Download The Black Rood (Celtic Crusades S) epub
ISBN: 0006483224
ISBN13: 978-0006483229
Category: Bibles
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Author: Stephen Lawhead
Language: English
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Ltd (December 31, 2000)
Pages: 528 pages
ePUB size: 1436 kb
FB2 size: 1164 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 416
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This novel was a wonderful follow-up to the "Iron Lance"...being the 2nd offering in the "Celtic Crusades" trilogy. As usual, Lawhead spins a compelling narrative full of the most descriptive verse of all things within the senses, including the unconscious mind. He displays an uncanny knack to deliver each character's take on the situation that you find yourself willing to not only understand, but to believe the mindset of all involved. The author is certainly at the top of his game here; my only drawback is the heavy emphasis on Christianity--but hey--comes with the territory.
While I enjoyed the first book - the Iron Lance - I am liking this one better so far (half way through), although maybe that is because I am already familiar with the characters and general geography. The style of writing is very appropriate and doesn't get in the way of the story. Some of the characters have distinctive yet believable personalities, although curiously the main character is somewhat bland. But the story moves along at a good pace, with just enouigh description to paint the scene, without feeling like it is causing the action to become bogged down. A good, entertaining, and even somewhat educational read.
Book 2 is basically another version of book 1.
It is still good, and some different countries are covered, but it is basically the same journey as the first book just by a different person.

Still very well written and engaging.
A real adventure book.

The only way this is a sequel is via the "meta plot" Other than that this is a stand alone book.
As with the opening volume in this trilogy Lawhead takes the reader on a journey that will thrill and break the heart. Not to be missed!
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Lawhead's Celtic Crusades series is an excellent read. Great addition(s) to my Kindle library!
I have read a lot of his other books, but this one was just tedious to read and still haven't been able to get thru it
this is the second book in the series, Stephen R Lawhead does an amazing job of story telling, getting you lost in the drama and action that is the crusaides. this is a great middle book is the series
not my style, I prefer a softer story