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↠´ Read ↠´ The Iron Lance (The Celtic Crusades, #1) by Stephen R. Lawhead ✓ I came to Lawhead via his much vaunted Merlin series This, is quite a different series, and one in which he excels More historical than fantasy, I am amazed that Lawhead doesn t have a wider following, as he recounts a riveting tale, populated by fascinating characters.
The Celtic series spans some 1,500 pages and if ps2 3 come up to parr with this first excellent intstallment, then I have much to look forward to, and will be reading the next 2 in quick succession p2 starting shortly Two tales are recounted the losing of the Celtic lands in Orkney, for the protagonist s family and the epic tale of the fisrt Crusade to libertate Jerusalem Although the first tale is short, it adds much to the narrative, and gives us huge emp ACTION PACKED ADEVNTURE BooklistScotland, While His Father And Brothers Follow Pope Urban II S Call To Win Jerusalem From The Infidels, Murdo Ranulfson Stays Behind To Guard His Family S Interests But When His Home Is Confiscated By Greedy Usurpers, Murdo Is Forced To Follow The Crusades Himself Hoping To Find His Father And Redeem His Family S Land, Murdo Sets Off On A Journey That Leads Him To The Mediterranean The Heart Of Civilization Now Threatened By Barbarian Hordes And On To The Fabled City Of Constantinople And Beyond, To The Holy Land Amidst Brutality And Ambition, Murdo Discovers What He Seeks And Obtains A Relic That Will Guide Him And His Descendants For CenturiesRich In Heroism, Treachery, And Adventure, The Iron Lance Begins An Epic Trilogy Of Scottish Noble Family Fighting For Its Existence And Its Faith During The Age Of The Crusades And Of A Secret Society Whose Ceremonies Will Shape History For A Millennium INTRIGUING STEEPED IN HISTORICAL DETAIL Library Journal Questo primo romanzo della saga delle Crociate Celtiche, ambientato al tempo della I crociata e della riconquista dei cristiani guidati da Goffredo di Buglione di Gerusalemme fino allora dominio dei Selgiuchidi mussulmani, avvincente e avventuroso al punto giusto e mi spinge a prendere al pi presto in mano il seguito delle avventure di Murdo, il giovane signore delle Orcadi che ha partecipato alla crociata ed ora tornato in patria pronto a costruirsi un regno come vassallo del re Magnus di Norvegia.
Rating 2 of fiveThe Publisher Says In the year 1095, Pope Urban II declared war on the infidel Kings, princes, and lords throughout Europe have joined the Crusade To Murdo Ranulfson has fallen the duty of guarding his family s interests while his father and brothers fight to win Jerusalem But when corrupt clergy prove enemies rather than protectors, Murdo must leave his native Scotland in search of his father In the company of monks and warriors, he journeys far beyond the rolling fields of home, beyond the fabled Constantinople and the brooding walls of Antioch, to the Holy Land and the sword points of the Saracens There, where blood, suffering, and human evil at its most horrifying are shot through with I came to Lawhead via his much vaunted Merlin series This, is quite a different series, and one in which he excels More historical than fantasy, I am amazed that Lawhead doesn t have a wider following, as he recounts a riveting tale, populated by fascinating characters.
The Celtic series spans some 1,500 pages and if ps2 3 come up to parr with this first excellent intstallment, then I have much to look forward to, and will be reading the next 2 in quick succession p2 starting shortly Two tales are recounted the losing of the Celtic lands in Orkney, for the protagonist s family and the epic tale of the fisrt Crusade to libertate Jerusalem Although the first tale is short, it adds much to the narrative, and gives us huge emp Ce ido a las fuentes pero con toquecitos fant sticos G nero Novela hist rica.
Lo que nos cuenta En Escocia, a comienzos de 1899, un an nimo narrador acaba de alcanzar un grado muy alto de iniciaci n en el Consejo de los Hermanos, sociedad secreta a la que pertenece A finales del siglo XI, Murdo es un joven de cuna noble del Condado de las Orcadas que, junto a su madre, queda al frente de las tierras y posesiones de la familia cuando su padre y hermanos En Levunium, el emperador bizantino Alejo I Comneno cabalga al frente de su ej rcito, asegura la frontera norte y pone su mirada en las tierras perdidas del sur y el este Primer volumen de la trilog a Las Cruzadas Celtas Quiere saber m s de este libro, sin spoilers Visite Ce ido a las fuentes pero con toquecitos fant sticos G nero Novela hist rica.
Lo que nos cuenta En Escocia, a comienzos de 1899, un an nimo narrador acaba de alcanzar un grado muy alto de iniciaci n en el Consejo de los Hermanos, sociedad secreta a la que pertenece A finales del siglo XI, Murdo es un joven de cuna noble del Condado de las Orcadas que, junto a su madre, queda al frente de las tierras y posesiones de la familia cuando su padre y hermanos En Levunium, el emperador bizantino Alejo I Comneno cabalga al frente de su ej rcito, asegura la frontera norte y pone su mirada en las tierras perdidas del sur y el este Primer volumen de la trilog a Las Cruzadas Celtas Quiere saber m s de este libro, sin spoilers Visite I wasn t quite expecting the Knights Templar side story, but it was an interesting story of the Crusades However, it is so, so, so very Protestant and therefore, the author doesn t always quite have his arms around Catholic piety I m pretty sure Lent was observed by this time in the West , the sacraments, and the heroes have an interesting ability to be schismatic I have the second of this series around and will probably read it.
I ve been on a Lawhead kick lately the Celtic Crusades series is another of his I ve long put off reading for one reason or another I was pleasantly surprised at how much I it While told in third person, Lawhead avoids for the most part the telling rather than showing of his characters emotions and motivations that is the bane of so many writers and even himself in other books The history is fascinating, the plot compelling, and the pacing excellent especially considering how easy it would have been to get bogged down in the minutia of the long, hard travel between the British Isles and the Holy Land The plot itself revolves around the First Crusade and is takes place between 1096 and 1099 Our main character is from Orkneyjar in the British Isles While he desperately wants to follow his father and old This book is the first in a series, but tells a story that is complete in itself The second and third books pick up with the same narrator and the same family on new adventures.
This book is what I like best about Lawhead real history mixed in with a fictional story There are three stories which are folded together One is of a man in 1899 who joins a secret society That story progresses through all three books and the reader quickly realizes that he and his society are related somehow to the earlier story that he is apparently narrating which takes place in the 11th century during the first Crusade A second story is of the knights and nobles leading the Crusade and the Holy Roman emperor as the Crusade travels through the emperor s land and on to Jerusalem We follow the politics of the Crusade which is not yet apparent to the real hero of the book This second story merges with the third Big thank you to Adam, for recommending a book with my name in the title It was really interesting to read a post grimdark fantasy series in 2016 I could feel the ideas evolving towards a bleaker world view through the depictions of graphic violence against civilians and the flagrant self interest of the highest ranking noblemen, although Bohemond and Dalassenus still came over as extremely charismatic figures It was interesting to contrast this with the major plot resolution which upheld kingly honour and placed the testimony of a young vassal and his mother above that of an influential bishop A charming missing link novel, combining element of 1980 s post Tolkein honour narratives with the burgeoning demand for gritty or grey fantasy characters Very much a relic of its time.
Another element that I really found refreshing was the presence of a Very enjoyable to me one of the engrossing books on the Crusades Lawhead was, if not at the top of his form, very close to it I feel that honor is reserved for his Byzantium Murdo, a young Orkneyman, sees his father and brothers go off on Crusade To his disappointment, he is left home to take care of land and mother When venal churchmen, by a trick, steal the family estate and it is now the property of a Norseman, Murdo takes ship for the Holy Land to bring his father back home He meets three monks of the Cele De, an order with Celtic practices, frowned upon by the official Roman Catholic Church All Crusaders have to pass through Constantinople on their way to Jerusalem and Emperor Alexios is only too happy to help them pass through his empire Murdo participates in a quest to recover from the Turks the Holy Lance, the spear that pierced I enjoyed this book quite a bit I have read it several times now I probably read it once every other year or so not quite once a year I think it has a good flow to it, overall It was very descriptive in parts it also helped me see the Crusades in a new light So that was good.
The basic gist of the plot is this a young man Murdo is unable to go on one of the first Crusades with his father and older brothers Not realizing how large the world truly is, he anticipates his father and brothers returning within the year while he takes care of their homestead with his mother Their lands are illegally seized and they are forced to flee for their lives to a friend s hall The young man decides he will find his father and brothe Questo primo romanzo della saga delle Crociate Celtiche, ambientato al tempo della I crociata e della riconquista dei cristiani guidati da Goffredo di Buglione di Gerusalemme fino allora dominio dei Selgiuchidi mussulmani, avvincente e avventuroso al punto giusto e mi spinge a prendere al pi presto in mano il seguito delle avventure di Murdo, il giovane signore delle Orcadi che ha partecipato alla crociata ed ora tornato in patria pronto a costruirsi un regno come vassallo del re Magnus di Norvegia.

was born in 1950, in Nebraska in the USA Most of his early life was spent in America where he earned a university degree in Fine Arts and attended theological college for two years His first professional writing was done at Campus Life magazine in Chicago, where he was an editor and staff writer During his five years at Campus Life he wrote hundreds of articles and several non fiction books.After a brief foray into the music business as president of his own record company he began full time freelance writing in 1981 He moved to England in order to research Celtic legend and history His first novel, In the Hall of the Dragon King, became the first in a series of three books The Dragon King Trilogy and was followed by the two volume Empyrion saga, Dream Thief and then the Pendragon Cycle, now in five volumes Taliesin, Merlin, Arthur, Pendragon, and Grail This was followed by the award winning Song of Albion series which consists of The Paradise War, The Silver Hand, and The Endless Knot.He has written nine children s books, many of them originally offered to his two sons, Drake and Ross He is married to