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Posted October 29, 2002
The Book of the Lion Summary
I read The Book of the Lion by Michael Cadnum. This story takes place in England around the time of the Crusades. In this story a coin smith is accused for adding copper to the silver coins. The coin smith¿s apprentice, Edmund, has to be punished as well, and the standard punishment is to lose your right hand. He tries to escape the King¿s Men, but their horses were too fast for him. He is thrown in jail and keeps his hand. He then fakes his ability to ride a horse and competes in training against another boy for the position of Sir Nigel¿s Squire so he may escape the jail. To his surprise they both are chosen and he begins an adventure to fight in the crusades. He soon experiences his first battle and is commended for saving the other boy by taking down his attacker as the enemy raises his sword. He helps in other battles, but to find out what happens you will have to read the book yourself. I recommend this book, because it is a great adventure novel. It is a wonderful tale that describes the life in Old England. I think that this book has a medium reading level. It uses simple sentences but also has some parts as written from the time period making it challenging to read.
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Posted June 8, 2012
The Book of the Lion
In many ways the Christian Middle Agesis just as distant a world from ours as is the ancient Mayan civilization. Cadnum,who is known more for his almost bitter young adult contemporary novels, brings the religious devotion and the almost casual disregard for life and other cultures to sensitive devotion in Edmund and his companions.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 28, 2011
A really good book
This book has precise revelance to the religiously intimate story of the Crusades. It gives fantastic insight about the life, language, and culture of the people living during this time. Very dramatic, realistic, and is a great read for youg adults. Truly brilliant.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 16, 2003