The Land Beyond the Sea

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Author(s): Sharon Kay Penman
Original Publish Date: Mar 03, 2020
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Audio (31.17 hours)
Product Number: Z100152059
Released: Mar 03, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780593164105
Narrator/s: Anne Flosnik
Publisher: Books on Tape
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From the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Sharon Kay Penman comes the story of the reign of King Baldwin IV and the Kingdom of Jerusalem's defense against Saladin's famous army. The Kingdom of Jerusalem, also known as Outremer, is the land far beyond the sea. Baptized in blood when the men of the First Crusade captured Jerusalem from the Saracens in the early twelfth century, the kingdom defined an utterly new world, a land of blazing heat and a medley of cultures, a place where enemies were neighbors and neighbors became enemies. At the helm of this growing kingdom sits young Baldwin IV, an intelligent and courageous boy committed to the welfare and protection of his people. But despite Baldwin's dedication to his land, he is afflicted with leprosy at an early age and the threats against his power and his health nearly outweigh the risk of battle. As political deception scours the halls of the royal court, the Muslim army--led by the first sultan of Egypt and Syria, Saladin--is never far from the kingdom's doorstep, and there are only a handful Baldwin can trust, including the archbishop William of Tyre and Lord Balian d'Ibelin, a charismatic leader who has been one of the few able to maintain the peace. Filled with drama and battle, tragedy and romance, Sharon Kay Penman's latest novel brings a definitive period of history vividly alive with a tale of power and glory that will resonate with readers today.

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Author(s): Sharon Kay Penman
Product Number EB00760605
Released: Mar 03, 2020
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
ISBN: #9781101621752

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