Keeper of the Grail

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Penguin, Sep 18, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 272 pages
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1191 A.D. The orphan Tristan has joined the Knights Templar as a squire, journeying with Richard the Lionheart on his crusade to free the Holy Land from the Saracens. As defeat looms near, Tristan is entrusted with the most sacred of Christian relics, the Holy Grail. He must return it safely to Britain, but he must also keep it secret, because the Grail’s power will drive men to madness, and even his fellow Knights Templar will kill for it.

Tristan teams up with the fiery Robard Hode— returning to his home in Sherwood after serving with the King’s Archers—and Maryam, an equally fierce girl and a member of the dreaded Hashshashin. Together they must escape the Holy Land, dodging bandits, the forces of the Saladin, and unscrupulous knights who will stop at nothing to possess the Grail.

 

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MSBA Nominee 2009-2010 Book about the Templar Knights, Richard the Lionhearted, has references to Robin Hood, Maid Mariam and Little John. Good for kidss who like war stories, the Crusades, books ... Read full review

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I picked this up because the youth service coordinator at our local library highly recommended it to me several times. I finally got around to the book on CD while waiting for the next book in the ... Read full review

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ON THE ROAD TO TYRE
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DOVER ENGLAND
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ON THE SEA TO OUTREMER MAY 1191
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OUTREMER THE HOLY LAND
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THE CITY OF ACRE OUTREMER JUNE 1191
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THE CITY OF TYRE
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ON THE SEA
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Michael P. Spradlin is the author of more than a dozen books for children. He grew up in a small town in Michigan not far from the Indiana border. Surrounded by books in his formative years, he grew up loving to read and imagining himself the hero of numerous epic battles.When not writing, he enjoys reading, traveling, spending time with his family and worrying over the fact that he really should be writing instead of doing other stuff. He lives in Michigan with his wife Kelly, son Michael, daughter Rachel and two dogs Willow and Apollo.

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