Pagan's Scribe

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Allen & Unwin, Jan 1, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 275 pages
12 Reviews
The enemy.

When will they come? What will they do?

What does an army look like, encamped around a city?

I've read so much, but I just can't imagine it.


Languedoc in 1209 is a dangerous place. When the delicate, bookish Isidore becomes scribe to Pagan Kidrouk, Archdeacon of Carcassonne, he is plunged into the real world - Pagan's world, and that of his beloved Lord Roland, and Roland's enigmatic older brother, Lord Jordan. But this is the year in which papal forces from the north begin their bloody crusade against the Cathar heretics. And the battle line is moving closer to Carcassonne ...

Book Four in the Pagan Chronicles, Pagan's Scribe is another action-packed saga of the savvy and sarcastic Pagan Kidrouk.

'Rich in authentic detail, humor, grief, and deep insight into the life of the mind as well as the heart, this makes a fitting close to a high-water mark in historical fiction.' -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Review: Pagan's Scribe (Pagan Chronicles #4)

User Review  - Sarahz - Goodreads

This is a well researched series, and a quick, interesting read. It did have a far darker ending than I expected. Spoilers Roland dies, the city falls, the remaining main characters run away, and then ... Read full review

Review: Pagan's Scribe (Pagan Chronicles #4)

User Review  - Jamie - Goodreads

Another good book, and Pagan really develops as a man. Again, a little darker than the first two, but compelling nonetheless. Read full review

About the author (2007)

CATHERINE JINKS is a scholar of medieval history and a prolific author for teenagers, children and adults. Her books have been published to wide acclaim in Australia and overseas and have won numerous awards. She loves reading, history, films, TV and gossip, and says she could write for eight hours straight every day if she had the chance. Catherine lives in the Blue Mountains of NSW with her husband and daughter.

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